INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 25, 2016) — Beginning April 3, the East Washington Branch of the Indianapolis Public Library will be closed for renovations until a nearby temporary facility can provide limited services for the duration of the seven-month construction project.
The library, located on East Washington Street, is one of two remaining Carnegie libraries in Indianapolis and it was recently named to the National Register of Historic Places.
The renovation, expected to cost $2.4 million, includes a 2,220-square-foot northward expansion and interior updates to improve access and enhance services while maintaining the historical integrity of the branch.
Until a temporary facility opens in about one month, no services will be available at the location. Patrons requesting items for pickup at that branch will have those re-routed for pickup to the nearby Irvington Branch, at 5625 E. Washington Street.
The project and other capital projects planned through 2020 are part of the Library`s Strategic Plan to improve Library access. The projects are funded by individual bonds approved by the Indianapolis City-County Council, totaling over $58 million.