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
December 15, 2014 — Beginning January 4, the Franklin Road Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, 5550 S. Franklin Road, will provide regular Sunday library services from 12 noon – 5 p.m., a move that results from increased demand in a growing Franklin Township and follows similar Sunday hours of service that exist at large township branches in Marion County.
December 11, 2014 — Individuals now have the capability of using their Internet-connected smartphone or tablet (iOS, Android or Blackberry) from anywhere in the city to print documents directly to print stations at select Indianapolis Public Library locations. This new offering meets an increased demand for such service and furthers the Library's goal to enhance connectivity for patrons.
December 08, 2014 — The Indianapolis Public Library has appointed Meaghan Fukunaga as Manager of Digitization, with a focus on developing projects and community collaborations that can increase capacity for the preservation and storage of older format items of local historic interest.
Jingle Books Kickoff Event 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.