Indianapolis Public Library - Central Library
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40 E. St. Clair St., One Library Square
Indianapolis, IN 46206
317-275-4100
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Downtown

HOURS

Open Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 12-5 p.m.



The Central Library is the hub of the Library system and a significant asset to the city. The original building was designed in 1917 by Paul Cret. 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 build on a base of Vermont marble, with carved stone cornices adding to its beauty. Following a recent expansion, a glass and steel Atrium serves as the connector between the original building and the new six-story glass and steel addition which embraces the historic building and reflects its beauty in its many windows.

The facility is available for rental with a variety of room types and sizes. Eurest Dining - Compass Group is the exclusive catering vendor.

The regal Simon Reading Room is arguably the city's most monumental entrance room with breathtaking views of the 10,000-square-foot atrium.

The West Reading Room is elegant and perfect for intimate events. Its fireplace adds to the ambiance of any occasion.

The East Garden is beautiful spot for outdoor events, such as weddings.

Designed as an acoustically-correct multi-purpose facility, the Clowes Auditorium (capacity 329) is ideal for many special events from corporate conferences, annual meetings and lectures, to symphonic music and theatrical presentations. The auditorium also includes space for ten wheelchairs with ten companion seats. There are also 15 headsets for the hearing impaired off one transmitter.



SPACE CAPACITY

Room Name Capacity Configuration
Atrium 450
500
1,000
Banquet
Theatre
Reception
Clowes Auditorium 300
Theatre
East Garden 250
350
Theatre
Reception
Special Collections Room 60
90
24
100
Banquet
Theatre
Classroom
Reception
Goodrich/Houk Meeting Room 24
45
16
30
Banquet
Theatre
Classroom
Reception
Knall Meeting Room 32
60
30
40
Banquet
Theatre
Classroom
Reception
Riley Meeting Room 70
80
46
100
Banquet
Theatre
Classroom
Reception
Simon Reading Room 128
220
350
Banquet
Theatre
Reception
West Reading Room 70
100
180
Banquet
Theatre
Reception
6th Floor Vista Concourse 250
350
Banquet
Reception

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