About Us

Indianapolis Public Library

The original Central Library building, located on St. Clair Street and extending from Meridian to Pennsylvania Streets, was completed in October, 1917 at a cost of $510,000. Designed by Paul Cret and built in the Greek Doric style, it was considered one of the most outstanding architectural library structures in the United States. Fittingly, its exterior is of Indiana limestone built on a base of Vermont marble, with carved stone cornices adding to its beauty. A broad expanse of steps leads up to the entrance, which is framed by impressive Greek columns.

Today, the Central Library is home to valuable community resources and unique spaces for special events.

Our Mission

To provide you with a memorable experience for your event, be it a special occasion or corporate function. Our unique spaces offer an experience second to none in downtown Indianapolis.