Patrons are encouraged to use our online services such as Ask-A-Librarian, INSPIRE and the Digital Collections. To request online assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (317) 232-3675, or chat with a librarian by clicking on the “Ask-a-Librarian” tab on the side of this page.
Construction of a new Indiana State Archives building on Ohio Street across from the State Library will begin in August 2023. Construction will last approximately 2.5 years and will affect street parking. During this time, please park in the Senate Avenue parking garage directly across from the library and bring your ticket in for validation.
Statewide library courier service update, August 31, 2023
A new statewide library courier contract began on June 26. Over these past two months, the Indiana State Library has received feedback on the new service from the entire library community, including everyone from library patrons to directors and deans of academic libraries. Unfortunately, the new company was unable to keep up with the volume and complexity of Indiana’s public library routes.
History Escape Room Kits from the Indiana State Library!, June 29, 2023
Attention teachers and youth librarians! There’s a new kit coming from the Indiana State Library created especially with middle and high school students in mind. History Escape Room Kits will be available for teachers and librarians to check out starting in January of 2024.
New Indiana Library Passport launches on May 8! April 27, 2023
The Indiana State Library is thrilled to announce the newest version of the Indiana Library Passport, a digital experience that encourages everyone to visit libraries across the Hoosier state. The new version of the passport will launch on May 8 and has many upgraded features.
Rules change for professional librarians, March 17, 2023
Did you know that in Indiana, professional librarians need to be certified? The level of professional certificate required depends on a combination of the library’s district population size and the librarian’s position within the library itself. Having professional standards not only provides that library patrons are getting a certain level of competence when being assisted by a librarian, but is also the law in Indiana.
Continue →Virtual field trip now available, September 26, 2022
The Indiana State Library serves all of Indiana, including its farthest flung counties. For many counties, bringing a busload of students to visit us here at the State Library is just not feasible. Luckily, we’ve designed a virtual field trip for teachers to explore with their students at their own pace. Designed in Google Docs, the virtual field trip includes Indiana Trivia, a virtual tour with videos of several of the library’s spaces, a deep dive into the Indiana Young Readers Center and much more!