Dear Friend of the Library,
I am proud to share with you our story of 2009, a year that saw more patrons using the library than ever before. As the theme of this report indicates, IMCPL continued to play a vital role in the lives of Marion County citizens, leading our young people in developing early literacy skills, leading job seekers in finding online resources, and leading individuals to think more in-depth about the world around them . . . all important for a learning community in the 21st century.

It was a year in which IMCPL earned many professional accolades . . . a 4-star rating by the Library Journal professional trade journal, a top 10 ranking among urban libraries in the Hennen American Public Library index, and the prestigious "Library of the Future" award from the American Library Association for the innovative Learning Curve at Central Library.

The coming year will find us working with the community to better define future library services, and we encourage your input. Enjoy reading about our highlights.

Laura Bramble
Chief Executive Officer

Our Mission

The Indianapolis-Marion County 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.

Our Vision

The Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library will continue to be one of the best library systems in the United States as measured by its responsiveness and relevance to the community’s information and learning needs, the excellent stewardship of its resources and the high-quality services it delivers to the public.