About the Library
The Library Mission
The Indianapolis Public Library is the community's place to access essential information resources, technology, programs and services; foster reading and learning and promote the social, economic, recreational and lifelong learning interests of its diverse population.
Mission Statement, as adopted by the Library Board November 20, 2008
The Indianapolis Public Library provides materials, programs and services in support of the lifelong learning, recreational and economic interests of all Marion County citizens. Serving residents since 1873, the Public Library system currently consists of 22 branches throughout Marion County, the Central Library downtown, and bookmobile services.
IndyPL's collection of over 2.1 million items includes a variety of formats: books, books on tape, magazines, large print materials, audiocassettes, videocassettes, compact discs and DVD's. Foreign language materials are an integral part of the Library's collection. 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?
These key questions will shape library service in the future. The Library will has begun the process to develop a new Strategic Plan for the years 2015 through 2020.
News & Announcements
October 07, 2014 — Marion County Sheriff John Layton and Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes were joined by Public Safety Director Troy Riggs, Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry and several other community leaders to unveil the Sheriff's Office Peace Dove on October 7 at Central Library.
September 30, 2014 — Pike Township resident Richard Swan has been named as Indy Library Store Book Sale Coordinator for The Indianapolis Public Library.
September 16, 2014 — Two Indianapolis-area school children have been selected as winners of The Indianapolis Public Library's 2014 Summer Reading Program scholarship awards from program supporters College Savings Bank and the Indiana Education Savings Authority.
Author Douglas Wissing on His New Book "Crown Hill: History, Spirit and Sanctuary"
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.