Indianapolis Marion County Public Library - Central Branch (IMCPL Central)

Library · Downtown Indianapolis
40 E Saint Clair St (bt N Meridian & Pennsylvania Sts), Indianapolis, IN 46204, United States
Hours:
Open until 8:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–5:00 PM
Wi-Fi:
Yes

IMCPL's collection of over 2.1 million items includes a variety of formats: books, books on tape, magazines, large print materials, audiocassettes, videocassettes, compact discs and DVD's. Foreign language materials are an integral part of the Library's collection.

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    Brian B.
    "The 6th floor has an awesome view of downtown Indianapolis!"(3 Tips)
    QZ S.
    "Awesome view of the city from the sixth floor!"(2 Tips)
    Lesalina B.
    "The 6th floor is the best quiet place to work."(4 Tips)
    Ben H.
    "Do yourself a favor, grab a coffee, and go kick it down there!"(2 Tips)
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  • David L.

    One of the best libraries. Ever. The view from the sixth floor is gorgeous.

    David Leszcynski · November 24, 2015
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  • QZ S.

    Excellent library 📚, wonderful location. Good customer service. Awesome view of the city from the sixth floor! 😆

    QZ Smith · June 11, 2015
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  • Julie J.

    I go here all the time its a pretty cool place & nobody bothers me :-)

    Julie Janson · April 30, 2015
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  • Corey U.

    This library is beautiful.

    Corey Urick · December 13, 2014
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  • Ben F.

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    Ben Fielder · July 22, 2014
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  • Downtown Indy

    The Indianapolis Public Library provides materials, programs and services in support of the lifelong learning, recreational and economic interests of the Marion County Community.

    Downtown Indy · July 17, 2014
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  • Chef Dan's Southern Comfort

    The cafe serves locally roasted Bee Coffee an has a daily lunch special M-F!

    Chef Dan's Southern Comfort · February 20, 2014
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  • Erina L.

    For the remainder of July 2013 there will be a brilliant exhibition on display courtesy of social justice champion through a lens- Katie Basbagill.

    Erina Ludwig · July 3, 2013
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  • Anastasiya W.

    Sometimes the wifi sucks and the public isn't pleasant to be around, but their market is nice and good place to find resources for school

    Anastasiya Walker · May 2, 2013
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  • Stacy H.

    A nice, clean, spacious place to study and learn.

    Stacy Hoehle · February 23, 2013
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  • John A.

    Six floor is nice and quiet cool view of downtown

    John Albrecht · January 25, 2013
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  • Alyssa S.

    Great place to come and do work, I love sitting up at the top or out patio.

    Alyssa Stewart · November 17, 2012
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  • Family Fun i.

    Be sure to let the kids try out the green screen in the children's area. Fun for them, hilarious to watch!

    Family Fun in the City · October 25, 2012
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  • Chet V.

    Beautiful view from the 6th floor!

    Chet VanWye · August 19, 2012
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  • Foundation Center

    Looking for grant and fundraising information? Access Foundation Center resources, including Foundation Directory Online Professional, for FREE at this location!

    Foundation Center · May 22, 2012
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  • Brian S.

    Dang, what's up with all these books?

    Brian Salciccioli · May 19, 2012
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  • Megan S.

    3rd Floor smells like old socks meet here a lot.

    Megan Stewart · April 16, 2012
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  • Greg C.

    The white and black spherical chairs on the main floor are the bomb if no kids are around screaming.

    Greg Coates · February 13, 2012
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  • Brian B.

    The 6th floor has an awesome view of downtown Indianapolis!

    Brian Beaver · February 6, 2012
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  • Jim C.

    This newly remodeled library offers some of the best reading and working nooks you'll find anywhere.

    Jim Cota · February 1, 2012
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  • Michael H.

    Open on Sunday!

    Michael Huntington · November 27, 2011
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  • Kaisi W.

    Sunday has free parking. Open 12-5

    Kaisi Wagner · November 13, 2011
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  • William S.

    Happy halloween

    William Smith · October 31, 2011
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  • Scott R.

    Walk through the entire building, there are awesome surprises in every section!

    Scott R · October 2, 2011
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  • Neil P.

    These space chairs alone are worth comin here!they block out all the surrounding noise,pretty suweeet

    Neil Pritchard · September 13, 2011
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  • Amanda S.

    Sit in the pod chairs on the second floor. So comfy.

    Amanda Stahl · April 4, 2011
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  • Jp Missy H.

    I've worked here for 3 years since before the Library opened and it still amazes me the veiw on 6th floor is beautiful at night! Grab a cup o joe and head up to the 6th floor when the sun goes down.

    Jp Missy H. · January 27, 2011
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  • Leslie k.

    best place to people watch. I saw a man roll cigarettes!

    Leslie k · January 3, 2011
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  • Kimberly B.

    If you need silence to concentrate, don't use the computer lab on the 1st floor!

    Kimberly Brown-Harden · November 3, 2010
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  • Justin B.

    4th floor west side is the best view of downtown. More immersive then 5 and 6 which leaves you staring at roofs.

    Justin Brady · October 6, 2010
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  • Kevin E.

    Meters are .25 for 20 minutes. 60 minutes in an hour... clearly not the cheapest place for pay parking. There's plenty of side streets just east for free parking + short walk

    Kevin Emmons · October 5, 2010
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  • Joe S.

    Parking is no longer free under 30 minutes but its only a buck! Still cheapest parking you can find downtown. :)

    Joe Smith · September 13, 2010
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  • Ben H.

    I love hanging out and reading on the top floor. It's one of the best views of the city. Plus the Atrium in marvelous. Do yourself a favor, grab a coffee, and go kick it down there!

    Ben Hilmer · March 12, 2010
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  • Lesalina B.

    The 6th floor is the best quiet place to work. And the view is great!

    Lesalina Bailey · February 8, 2010
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  • Mab G.

    Do online hold request. Library's great but I always get lost. I can ALWAYS find the holds shelf.

    Mab Graves · February 8, 2010
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  • April D.

    Spend some time just exploring. It's pretty amazing, and, if you have a child, the storytime room is so cute!

    April Duncanson · November 28, 2009
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  • Tim H.

    order tazo calm tea, sit in a quiet corner and contemplate your life goals.

    Tim Hashko · November 22, 2009
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  • Brandon

    sit on the 6th floor

    Brandon · October 22, 2009
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