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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 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 14th July 8th
February 11th August 12th
March 11th September 9th
April 15th (This Saturday is in lieu of Saturday, April 8 following Good Friday.) October 14th
May 13th November 18th (This Saturday is in lieu of Saturday, November 11 following Veterans Day.)
June 10th December 9th

Event Saturdays

Vision Expo September 9, 2023

2023 Holiday Closings

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

New Year's Day Monday January 2, 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday January 16, 2023
Good Friday Friday April 7, 2023
Primary Election Day Tuesday May 2, 2023
Memorial Day Monday May 29, 2023
Independence Day Tuesday July 4, 2023
Labor Day Monday September 4, 2023
Columbus Day Monday October 9, 2023
General Election Tuesday November 7, 2023
Veteran's Day Friday November 10, 2023
Thanksgiving Day Thursday November 23 2023
Lincoln's Birthday Friday November 24, 2023
Christmas Day Monday December 25, 2023
Washington's Birthday Tuesday December 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 LM 1-9-2023