4180 N. College Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46205

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Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch, Apr 24 10:00AM

Toddler Tales at College Avenue
College Avenue Branch, Apr 24 10:30AM

eBook Tinker Station
College Avenue Branch, Apr 26 2:00PM

Job Center at the Library
College Avenue Branch, Apr 28 2:30PM

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cutting the authors rock cake
breaking in the play wall
Barb Shoup and kids play wall
authors rock cake
author and kids explore the wall

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Meet the Branch Manager

Nicole James

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Nicole James

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

Desktop computer icon21 Public Computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
Printer icon Color Printing Services
scanner Document Scanner

Wifi iconFree Wireless Internet Access
Files iconCopy Machine(s)
Users iconMeeting Room(s) Available for Public Reservation
Cart iconSelf-service Checkout
Credit card iconCredit Cards Accepted for Fee Payment
ABC Block icon Early Literacy Stations