The library shut down all its physical locations at the end of the day Saturday. This, plus the fact that many patrons are home from work or school, has created a big bump in demand for digital materials.
City-County Council committee approves $5.3M bond for library upgrades
The money would be directed toward needs at the West Perry, Pike and Nora branches, plus the library’s Center for Black Literature and Culture digital project.Read More
Deal between Indy Reads, library would relocate bookstore to Fountain Square
The Indianapolis Public Library has reached an agreement in principle to close its Fountain Square branch in May so the not-for-profit literacy organization can move its bookstore to the space this summer.Read More
Undaunted by internet, Indianapolis Public Library adds branches, boosts visits
The Indianapolis Public Library system is on a physical growth spurt, even in an increasingly digital age where a growing portion of its collection exists only online.Read More
The library said it plans to reopen on April 6 but will monitor conditions and remain closed for a longer period if need be. Due dates will be extended until the library reopens.
New York-based Macmillan Publishers on Nov. 1 began limiting libraries to one license of each new e-book title for the first two months after publication. That’s created even longer waiting lists of e-books at public libraries.
Host Mason King talks with Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes about the system’s construction spurt and how it will actually help the library better balance its budget. And Nytes also describes how the new buildings and renovations better support the needs of neighborhoods and the people who live there.
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation has received a grant from the Lilly Endowment to help it digitize more than 1 million pages of city archives and create a center to study African-American writing and culture.
Negotiations with property owners to buy a few parcels of land in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood appears to have stalled. City-County Council members this week will discuss exercising eminent domain.
The Indianapolis Public Library Board of Trustees gave the merger final approval on Monday night. It also approved four “naming” donations worth $250,000.
The rating of AA+ is just below the highest possible.
Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library’s summer reading program attracted almost 60,000 participants this year—the most since 2004.
Redesign should provide easier navigation on site that drew 9.5 million visits last year.
Thirty-one reference librarians at Indianapolis-Marion County’s Central Library downtown, stationed at four buzzing reference desks, provide the personal touch even the best Internet search engine can’t duplicate.
Steve Talley will donate his council salary over the next four years, which totals about $52,000, to launch an endowment through the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation in honor of his late wife, Donna.
The branch at 2822 E. Washington St. was one of five libraries in the city built with funds from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation.