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Public Health Partnerships

covid-19 vaccine record and vaccine supplies

The Library is proud to partner with local organizations to team up for community health including COVID-19 vaccine clinics, free gun locks, and more.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Partner: Marion County Public Health Department

COVID-19 vaccination clinics are hosted at some of our locations. The vaccines are free, and no appointment is needed. See our schedule.

Gun Locks

Partner: Marion County Sheriff’s Office

Free, easy to use gun locks are available at all our locations. Gun locks secure a gun and keep it from firing, ensuring safety in homes with curious children. Anyone who desires a free gun lock need only visit their nearest Indianapolis Public Library branch and ask the staff for one. It will be provided at no cost, with no questions asked.

Lead Screening Kits

Partner: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Center for Urban Health

Residents can screen their homes and yards for lead by picking up free Lead Screening Kits at all 17 Seed Library locations plus the Martindale-Brightwood Branch. Simply drop by the seed library closest to your home, pick up a Kit, collect samples, then return your Kit with those samples to the library. Learn more about this program.

Take charge of your health with help from the Library! You can find online and in-person exercise, mindfulness, or cooking classes, and other health related programs. We can also help you find reliable, trusted resources to manage good health and get access to medical research tools too. See our blog posts about health & wellness that cover both research assistance and reading recommendations.