The Indianapolis Public Library - Garfield Park Branch

2502 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

317-275-4490

About Us:

The Garfield Park Branch, formerly known as the Shelby Branch, serves a lively and diverse population on the south side of Indianapolis. Its current name reflects the desire of neighborhood residents to refer to the branch by their beloved and well-known Garfield Park, which sits adjacent to the branch.

The original Shelby Branch opened on September 9, 1918 when the south side was still mainly farmland. The library was first housed in the old District School No. 34 at 2359 Shelby Street. Construction began on a 6,400-square-foot facility in 1964, and the new Shelby Branch opened on November 8, 1965. Following a major renovation project in the summer and fall of 2011, the library reopened as the Garfield Park Branch on November 3, 2011.

Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »


You can find CDC’s latest coronavirus information at cdc.gov/coronavirus; AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today

JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR

  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Indianapolis
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner
JOIN NOW