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Central Library

40 E Saint Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1173
+1 317-275-4100
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Beautiful venue for a memorable wedding!

Had the very distinct pleasure of attending the wedding of two special friends here this past... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Boca Raton, Florida
Beautiful venue!

Downtown library is just gorgeous. Beautiful set up - great place to find books and sit down and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Central Library claims a distinct architectural history with its historic 1917 limestone Cret Building constructed in classic Greek Doric style. In 2007, the building was merged with a glass and steel-framed tower where traditional materials share a place with electronic resources. Central Library preserves the best of the past and while showcasing 21st century services that benefit all ages.
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  • Average2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
40 E Saint Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1173
+1 317-275-4100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the very distinct pleasure of attending the wedding of two special friends here this past weekend. The Library is so beautiful and a perfect configuation for both a ceremony and reception. I highly recommend it!

Thank markofm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Downtown library is just gorgeous. Beautiful set up - great place to find books and sit down and read! So much light.

Thank joburglaura
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I suggest that any visitor to Indianapolis should visit this library, enjoy the books, the art, the atmosphere...and take a look at the great view of the city from the 6th floor.

Thank angela/TLH
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We had a good view of the library building and interiors. Some of the modern sculptures in display were breathtaking.

Thank KCAjith
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Children's area is superb. Check the schedule for ongoing activities. In the summer, they play movies in the theater.

Thank Lora L
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Centrally located and very nice on the inside. There were so many resources and information to obtain. The staff was friendly and polite and eager 2 assist.

Thank Lovely I
Reviewed 15 March 2017

You cannot go wrong with a library. It's full of books - come on, that's awesome. This one has cheap underground parking and a coffeeshop, which just makes it great!

Thank Rabulione
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Parked here to then walk park. Old section stunning and beautiful. Modern glass area nice to see as well.

Thank DJF5800
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

6 stories of modern design, books, cafe, tables, chairs and a fabulous place to entertain yourself on a cold windy day. And plugs to charge your phone! Let's not forget that! 😜

Thank heartcraigslist
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I love visiting the libary for yelp's annual event here the first week of every december. great place to hold a small event!

Thank Brad A
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