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Spectacular expansion/renovation of Indianapolis' main public library. A model for how this is done.

Reviewed 1 week ago
hoosiergent2018
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Louisville, Kentucky
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This is a HUGE library with many floors located north of downtown Indy. There are often art... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Calliope1014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular expansion/renovation of Indianapolis' main public library. A model for how this is done.

Thank hoosiergent2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a HUGE library with many floors located north of downtown Indy. There are often art displays to view and there are tons of books. The only negative I've found is the preponderance of homeless (groups of people, not just a few) across the...More

Thank Calliope1014
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I came here on a Saturday afternoon. The central library was nicely built outside and inside but it was littered with homeless people, drug addicts and gangsters hanging out both inside and outside as the library states that they “allow everyone.” I just quickly visited...More

Thank AKAshon
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Beautiful, big, expensive looking, but without any real purpose or use. Looks great (but oddly out of place in dt Indy though), cost a lot to rent, seldom used by the Indianapolis residents who have paid to build it. Overall this downtown facility seems to...More

Thank Mindach8
Reviewed 30 December 2017

The Central Library is a beautiful building. The art and architecture inside is fabulous. In addition to having books and computers like a typical library, it is a nice place to sit and read or relax. We sometimes attend church services which are held in...More

Thank CRMays
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The renovated library maintained the core of the original classic library wile adding a beautiful new addition that not only added needed space but melded the old and new perfectly. The children's section is delightful, parking is reasonable, and the library hosts various events, including...More

Thank NanjingBob
Reviewed 21 November 2017

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 14 November 2017

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
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