About Your Library
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.
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
May 19, 2015 — An important milestone toward construction of new and renovated library branches has been realized with the selection of architects for the first five capital projects as part of The Indianapolis Public Library's long-range plan through 2020.
May 18, 2015 — Children of all ages and families are invited to tune up their reading performance and pump up the volume for reading during The Indianapolis Public Library's 2015 Summer Reading Program, "Beatz & Bookz," beginning June 1 and continuing through July 25 at all IndyPL branch locations, Central Library and the Beech Grove Public Library.
May 13, 2015 — The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation has announced that Vice President Roberta Knickerbocker Jaggers will assume the role of Foundation President, and current President Danny R. Dean will transition to Major Gifts and Donor Liaison - effective January 1, 2016.
Summer Reading Program 2015 at The Indianapolis Public Library
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.
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.