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Patrons are encouraged to use our online services such as Ask-A-LibrarianINSPIRE and the Digital Collections.  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 this page.

Hours of Operation (all times Eastern)

The Indiana State Library is open: 

Monday - Friday8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
SaturdayClosed except for dates listed below
SundayClosed

The Indiana State Library is open: 

Open Saturdays 2022

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 8thJuly 9th
February 12thAugust 13th
March 12thSeptember 10th
April 9thOctober 8th
May 14thNovember 5th (This Saturday is in lieu of Saturday, November 12.)
June 11thDecember 10th

Event Saturdays

Genealogy and Local History FairOctober 22, 2022

2022 Holiday Closings

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

New Year's DayFridayDecember 31, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMondayJanuary 17, 2022
Good FridayFridayApril 15, 2022
Primary Election DayTuesdayMay 3, 2022
Memorial DayMondayMay 30, 2022
Independence DayMondayJuly 4, 2022
Labor DayMondaySeptember 5, 2022
Columbus DayMondayOctober 10, 2022
General ElectionTuesdayNovember 8, 2022
Veteran's DayFridayNovember 11, 2022
Thanksgiving DayThursdayNovember 24 2022
Lincoln's BirthdayFridayNovember 25, 2022
Washington's BirthdayFridayDecember 23, 2022
Christmas DayMondayDecember 26, 2022

Open Saturdays 2023

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 14thJuly 8th
February 11thAugust 12th
March 11thSeptember 9th
April 15th (This Saturday is in lieu of Saturday, April 8 following Good Friday.)October 14th
May 13thNovember 18th (This Saturday is in lieu of Saturday, November 11 following Veterans Day.)
June 10thDecember 9th

Event Saturdays

Vision ExpoSeptember 9, 2023

2023 Holiday Closings

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

New Year's DayMondayJanuary 2, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayMondayJanuary 16, 2023
Good FridayFridayApril 7, 2023
Primary Election DayTuesdayMay 2, 2023
Memorial DayMondayMay 29, 2023
Independence DayTuesdayJuly 4, 2023
Labor DayMondaySeptember 4, 2023
Columbus DayMondayOctober 9, 2023
General ElectionTuesdayNovember 7, 2023
Veteran's DayFridayNovember 10, 2023
Thanksgiving DayThursdayNovember 23 2023
Lincoln's BirthdayFridayNovember 24, 2023
Christmas DayMondayDecember 25, 2023
Washington's BirthdayTuesdayDecember 26, 2023

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 9-29-2022