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Hours & Directions

The Indiana State Library is currently open to the public by appointment only.  While we are operating with limited staff, Thursday hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Patrons are encouraged to continue to use our online services such as Ask-A-LibrarianINSPIRE and the Digital Collections.  To make an appointment or to request online assistance, email isl@askisl.libanswers.com, call (317)232-3675, or chat with a librarian by clicking on the “Ask-a-Librarian” tab on the side of our homepage.

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.
Thursday8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (currently operating 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
SaturdayClosed except for dates listed below

The Indiana State Library is open: 

Open Saturdays 2021

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

January 9thJuly 10th
February 13thAugust 14th
March 13thSeptember 11th
April 10thOctober 9th
May 8thNovember 13th
June 12thDecember 11th

2021 Holiday Closings

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

New Year's DayFridayJanuary 1, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMondayJanuary 18, 2021
Good FridayFridayApril 2, 2021
Memorial DayMondayMay 31, 2021
Independence DayMondayJuly 5, 2021
Labor DayMondaySeptember 6, 2021
Columbus DayMondayOctober 11, 2021
Veteran's DayThursdayNovember 11, 2021
Thanksgiving DayThursdayNovember 25 2021
Lincoln's BirthdayFridayNovember 26, 2021
Washington's BirthdayThursdayDecember 23, 2021
Christmas DayFridayDecember 24, 2021
New Year's DayFridayDecember 31, 2021

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 1-21-2021