4180 N. College Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Baby & Me Storytime
College Avenue Branch, May 28 10:30AM
Preschooler & Me Storytime
College Avenue Branch, May 29 10:30AM
Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch, May 30 10:00AM
Toddler & Me Storytime
College Avenue Branch, May 30 10:30AM
College Avenue Branch
Meet the Branch Manager
Greetings, I am Nicole James, manager of the College Avenue Branch. I am always happy to chat with you about books, movies and music—three of my favorite things. The staff and I look forward to showing you the services we offer at College Avenue. And be sure to check out our beautiful saltwater aquarium.
About College Avenue Branch
The Broadway Branch Library was first established on June 1, 1924 in a frame house at 615 E. 42nd Street. The "library in a house" had limited shelf space for books and furniture. In spite of these limitations, 10,000 people used the library regularly and borrowed more than 100,000 books each year.
The small library continued to fill its collection and increase in popularity and a new 6,500 square-foot building opened on October 1958 at 4186 Broadway Street. The Broadway Branch celebrated its 50th anniversary on June 1, 1974, and served patrons from October 1958 to August 2000.
On August 17, 2000, the $2.674 million dollar College Avenue Branch opened, replacing the aging and overcrowded Broadway Branch. The new 16,000 square-foot facility houses 62,000 items and offers plenty of off-street parking, an enlarged meeting room, and improved access for patrons with physical disabilities.
Branch Amenities & Services
21 Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
Color Printing Services
Free Wireless Internet Access
Meeting Room(s) Available for Public Reservation
Credit Cards Accepted for Fee Payment
Early Literacy Stations