Outside Our Walls

Thinking outside the box and outside Library walls. IndyPL promotes the joy and power of sharing books by providing access to books and resources outside our buildings and electronically, 24/7.

Outside Our Walls

Download & Stream

Take us with you anytime, anywhere with millions of e-books, movies, music, and more to choose from! Download & stream instantly for free with your Library card. No late fees, no worries.

Outreach Services

Outreach Services brings the Library to your neighborhood via the Bookmobile. View our route map.

The Public Collection

The Public Collection consists of artist-designed book share stations located throughout Indianapolis. The book share stations are free and available to everyone. Borrow and return books supplied and stocked by the Indianapolis Public Library at your leisure.


Do homework, research your project or hobbies, take an online class, or learn a language with our Research databases anytime, anywhere with your Library card.

Ruckle Street Pocket Park Storywalk®

In partnership with the Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation, the InfoZone branch placed a StoryWalk® in the Ruckle Street Pocket Park as a unique way to encourage families to read and exercise together. Laminated story pages are available at various points along the path, following the natural progression of the story.

Shared System

Founded in 1995, the Shared System is an interlibrary collaboration between The Indianapolis Public Library, schools, and museums. The System allows members and students to use their library cards to borrow materials from their own library as well as IndyPL's collection.

School Library Card Initiatives

School Library card initiatives are an ongoing effort to provide e-resource Library cards to each public school student in Marion County. The special e-resource Library cards allow students to access the Library's collection of digital materials (e-books, e-audiobooks, and online research tools) even when they do not have transportation or the Library is closed.

Young people can visit any IndyPL location with a parent or guardian to upgrade to a Library card with full borrowing privileges.

Want to visit the Bookmobile?

See a list of places the Bookmobile will be next.

View our route map
Want to visit the Bookmobile?