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Public Health Partnerships

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.

Pet MicroChip Event at Michigan Road

Partner: IndyHumane

March 25, 2023 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
IndyHumane is offering discounted microchipping services to pets in the community! A microchip implanted under your pet’s skin is a permanent way to ensure it always carriers proper identification. The microchip is as small as a grain of rice and is implanted the same way that vaccines are administered. Microchips are NOT tracking devices, but do allow shelters and vet offices to contact you if your pet is brought to them. IndyHumane is a nonprofit animal shelter that also offers low-cost vaccines, preventative care, and spay/neuter services for pets to the general public.


Vaccination Record Card


COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Partner: Marion County Public Health Department

The Marion County Public Health Department offers the COVID-19 vaccine on a walk-in basis for ages 12 and older at these Indianapolis Public Library branch locations.

In addition to COVID-19 vaccine, flu shots are also available at no charge.

You may call ahead to confirm clinic hours before arriving.

College Avenue
(317) 275-4320
4180 North College Avenue
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Eagle
(317) 275-4340
3905 Moller Rd.
Second Tuesday of every month from 1-6 p.m. in the Mobile Vaccine Van.

East 38th Street
(317) 275-4350
5420 East 38th Street
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Garfield Park
(317) 275-4490
2502 Shelby Street
Fridays: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Martindale-Brightwood
(317) 275-4310
2434 N. Sherman Drive
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Additional vaccine clinics can be found through the State of Indiana's website.

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.

Empower Booklets

EMPOWER (Engagement Manual for Police Outcomes Where Everyone's Respected)
Partner: Bwana Clements, author

The EMPOWER booklet, for ages 12 and up, is designed to educate Hoosiers about what they need to know when interacting with law enforcement officials. It was created by community leader Bwana Clements and is based on Indiana law. In a WTHR interview Clements described the booklet’s purpose, "This is what you have the right to do and this is what you don't have the right to do. This is what police are able to do, this is what they are not able to do.” WTHR further reported Metro Police Chief Randal Taylor’s response to the booklet, "This is great information for the people our officers have sworn to protect and serve," said Taylor. "It's important that people just don't learn their rights, but that we have conversations about each right and talk about best practices, so our community and police relationship is respectful on both sides." EMPOWER booklets are available for pick-up at all our locations.


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.