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Hours & Directions

Patrons are encouraged to use our online services such as Ask-A-LibrarianINSPIRE and the Digital Collections.  To request online assistance, email, call (317) 232-3675, or chat with a librarian by clicking on the “Ask-a-Librarian” tab on the side of this page.

Hours of Operation (all times Eastern)

The Indiana State Library is open: 

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed except for dates listed below
Sunday Closed

The Indiana State Library is open: 

Open Saturdays 2024

The library is 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, and Letters About Literature.
* Saturday Hours - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

January 13th July 13th
February 10th August 10th
March 9th September 14th
April 13th  October 12th
May 11th November 9th 
June 8th December 14th

Event Saturdays

Genealogy and Local History Fair October 26, 2024

2024 Holiday Closings

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

New Year's Day Monday January 1, 2024
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 15, 2024
Good Friday Friday March 29, 2024
Primary Election Day Tuesday May 7, 2024
Memorial Day Monday May 27, 2024
Independence Day Thursday July 4, 2024
Labor Day Monday September 2, 2024
Columbus Day Monday October 14, 2024
General Election Tuesday November 5, 2024
Veteran's Day Monday November 11, 2024
Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 28, 2024
Lincoln's Birthday Friday November 29, 2024
Washington's Birthday Tuesday December 24, 2024
Christmas Day Wednesday December 25, 2024

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 SA 1-9-2024