4180 N. College Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46205

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Music Circle by Mrs. Ashley
College Avenue Branch, Mar 2 10:30AM

What Would Jane Austen Read Book Club
College Avenue Branch, Mar 2 1:30PM

"We Love Our Libraries" with CEO Jackie Nytes
College Avenue Branch, Mar 2 2:00PM

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

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Meet the Branch Manager

Rodney Freeman

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Rodney Freeman

Hi, I'm Rodney Freeman, branch manager of the College Avenue Branch. One of my favorite books is Native Son by Richard Wright. I also enjoy reading graphic novels, watching movies, listening to 90's hip-hop, and spending time with family and friends. Stop by and see me—I'll be happy to show you what we have to offer at College Avenue Branch.

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
Printer icon Wireless Printing
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