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How do I get an Indianapolis Public Library card?

Can I/How do I get an Indianapolis Public Library card?

As a student at the University of Indianapolis, you are eligible for a card with the Indianapolis Public Library.

There are two ways to apply for one:

  1. If you are a resident of Marion County (the county that Indianapolis is in), then you can actually apply for a card online through here.
  2. If not, then to apply as a college student, you can complete an application in person at any of their 24 branch locations. You must also provide a photo ID and proof of residency.

Proof of residency may include:
  • Mail postmarked within the last 30 days
  • Current lease or checkbook with your address
  • University of Indianapolis course schedule with address
  • Any official University of Indianapolis document with your address

Learn more at The Indianapolis Public Library location closest to UIndy's campus is the Garfield Park Branch, 2502 Shelby Street (2.1 miles due north of Campus, or 2 convenient Red Line Bus stops away), and the phone number 317-275-4490. They may be open limited hours, which you can find here, and please note their requirements for a visit.