About Your Library

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The Library Mission

The Indianapolis Public Library enriches lives and builds communities through lifelong learning.

The Library Vision

To be a Center of Knowledge, Community Life, and Innovation for Indianapolis.

Open Access Statement

All Library services are available to residents of the Library district without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity. While there might be limits on some services due to residency outside of the Library district, or due to past abuse of Library policy, Library staff work hard every day to make sure that patrons can find the resources they need at the Library, and to help make central Indiana a better place to live and work. We also take our guidance from City ordinances and honor the provisions of the City’s Human Rights Ordinance. Tolerance and open access are fundamental to what libraries are all about in this country,
and it is our honor to serve the community.

Serving residents since 1873, the Indianapolis Public Library system currently consists of 22 branches throughout Marion County, the Central Library downtown, and bookmobile services.

IndyPL's physical collection of over 2.1 million items includes a variety of formats: books, books on tape, magazines, large print materials, compact discs and DVD's. The downloadable or streaming collections offer a wide range of ebooks, eaudios, emusic, emagazines and evideos. Foreign language materials are an integral part of the Library's collections. Items may be checked out by patrons with a library card, which may be obtained free of charge at any Library location.


 

Yours To Create logoStrategic Plan

What kind of City do we hope Indianapolis will be in 2020?

How might the Indianapolis Public Library contribute to the City's progress?


 

News & Announcements

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IndyPL Offers Activities During “Pedals, Prose & Places" on August 15!

July 29, 2015 — The Indianapolis Public Library is collaborating with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. and numerous community organizations, neighborhoods, schools and businesses to transform community greenspaces along Indianapolis bike ways into an interactive, outdoor library during "Pedals, Prose & Places" on Saturday, August 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This one of a kind, literary greenspace bike crawl will inspire creativity, strengthen our connection to nature and highlight the city.


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"Women of a New Tribe" Photo Exhibit Continues Through September 27

July 27, 2015 — A national exhibit celebrating the spiritual and physical beauty of black women from all walks and stages of life is on display from August 8 - September 27 at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair Street.


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Indy Library Provides Books for Artist-Designed Book Share Stations

July 21, 2015 — The Public Collection, a new public art and literacy project aiming to increase access to books and art, will hold its official launch event on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 12 noon, on Monument Circle in Indianapolis. The project has been developed by Rachel M. Simon to improve literacy, foster a deeper appreciation of the arts, and raise awareness for educational justice in our community.


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Reports

Strategic Plan (Flipbook)

Strategic Plan (PDF)

 

Financial Reports

2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
The information in the 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report has not been updated for developments subsequent to the date of the independent auditor's report. 

2015 Budget Proposal

2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
The information in the 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report has not been updated for developments subsequent to the date of the independent auditor's report.

2014-2016 Capital Projects Fund

The Capital Projects Fund utilizes an estimated tax rate. Tax rates are set during the 2014 budget process.

2015-2017 Capital Projects Fund - Draft
The Capital Projects Fund utilizes an estimated tax rate. Tax rates are set during the 2015 budget process. 

 

Annual Reports

Video component of The Indianapolis Public Library's 2014 online annual report entitled, "Yours to Experience."

2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report