Hours & Directions

Hours of Operation (all times Eastern)

The Indiana State Library is open: 

Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.*
Saturday Closed except for dates listed below
Sunday Closed

* Please note: The Manuscripts & Rare Books Collection closes
 Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

Open Saturdays

Beginning in January of 2018, the library will now be open on the second Saturday of each month.
In addition the library will also remain open during library special events, such as the Genealogy Fair, Vision Expo, Letters About Literature and Poetry Out Loud.

* Saturday Hours - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

January 13th July 14th
February 10th August 11th
February 17th - Poetry Out Loud September 8th
March 10th September 29th - Vision Expo
April 14th October 13th
April 28th October 27th - Genealogy Fair
May 12th November 10th
June 9th December 8th

2017 Holiday Closings

The Indiana State Library will be closed on the following state and federal holidays, and Saturdays:

New Year's Day Monday January 2, 2017
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 16, 2017
Good Friday Friday April 14, 2017
Easter Weekend Saturday April 15, 2017
Mini Marathon Saturday May 6, 2017
Memorial Day Weekend Saturday May 27, 2017
Memorial Day Monday May 29, 2017
Independence Day Tuesday July 4, 2017
Labor Day Weekend Saturday September 2, 2017
Labor Day Monday September 4, 2017
Columbus Day Monday October 9, 2017
Veteran's Day Friday November 10, 2017
Veteran's Day Saturday November 11, 2017
Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 23, 2017
Lincoln's Birthday Friday November 24, 2017
Thanksgiving Weekend Saturday November 25, 2017
Christmas Holiday Weekend Saturday December 23, 2017
Christmas Day Monday December 25, 2017
Washington's Birthday Tuesday December 26, 2017
New Years Weekend Saturday December 30, 2017

2018 Holiday Closings

The Indiana State Library will be closed on the following state and federal holidays, and Saturdays:

New Year's Day Monday January 1, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 15, 2018
Good Friday Friday March 30, 2018
Primary Election Day Tuesday May 8, 2018
Memorial Day Monday May 28, 2018
Independence Day Wednesday July 4, 2018
Labor Day Monday September 3, 2018
Columbus Day Monday October 8, 2018
General Election Day Tuesday November 6, 2018
Veteran's Day Monday November 12, 2018
Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 22, 2018
Lincoln's Birthday Friday November 23, 2018
Washington's Birthday Monday December 24, 2018
Christmas Day Tuesday December 25, 2018

Parking Information

Many downtown garages within walking distance of the State Library offer commercial parking. Metered parking is available on most downtown streets, including Ohio St. and Senate Ave. An interactive map showing parking in downtown Indianapolis is available from Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.

Directions to the Indiana State Library

Indiana State Library
315 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3210 ( Get Directions )

Nearby Hotels and Places to Eat

Visitors to the Indiana State Library who need to find a place to stay or a restaurant should visit the Indianapolis Downtown website , or check the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association website . There are also two cafeterias within the Indiana Government Center within a few minutes of the State Library.

Updated 11-21-2017