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Public Health Partnerships

The Library is proud to partner with local organizations to team up for community health including COVID-19 vaccine clinics, free gun locks, and more.

Vaccination Record Card

COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine Clinics

Partners: Marion County Public Health Department & the Indiana Department of Health

You may call ahead to confirm clinic hours before arriving. See a helpful FAQ from the Marion County Health Department.

  • Before You Throw Out "Expired" Tests: Check the FDA's website to see if your COVID-19 tests' expiration dates have been extended.
  • College Avenue
    4180 North College Avenue
    Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    3905 Moller Rd.
    Second Tuesday of every month from 1-6 p.m. in the Mobile Vaccine Van.

    Garfield Park
    2502 Shelby Street (mobile unit outside)
    Friday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    2434 N. Sherman Drive
    Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Additional vaccine clinics can be found through the State of Indiana's website.

    ABCs of Diabetes Classes

    Partner: Marion County Health Department

    Adults are invited to this diabetes education series instructed by the Marion County Public Health Department. Topics include eating healthier, increasing activity, taking medications, and preventing complications. Attendees should plan to attend all four sessions. The ABCs of Diabetes program is accredited by the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialist. This four-part series includes instruction on medications, nutrition, exercise, monitoring, complications and available community resources. This program is free and open to anyone with diabetes, pre-diabetes, family members and friends. See the ABCs of Diabetes Schedule & Register.

    Gun Locks

    Partner: Marion County Sheriff’s Office

    Free, easy to use gun locks are available at all our locations. Gun locks secure a gun and keep it from firing, ensuring safety in homes with curious children. Anyone who desires a free gun lock need only visit their nearest Indianapolis Public Library branch and ask the staff for one. It will be provided at no cost, with no questions asked.

    Lead Screening Kits

    Partner: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Center for Urban Health

    Residents can screen their homes and yards for lead by picking up free Lead Screening Kits at all locations. Simply drop by the Library location closest to your home, pick up a Kit, collect samples, then return your Kit with those samples to The Library. Learn more about this program.

    Empower Booklets

    EMPOWER (Engagement Manual for Police Outcomes Where Everyone's Respected)
    Partner: Bwana Clements, author

    The EMPOWER booklet, for ages 12 and up, is designed to educate Hoosiers about what they need to know when interacting with law enforcement officials. It was created by community leader Bwana Clements and is based on Indiana law. In a WTHR interview Clements described the booklet’s purpose, "This is what you have the right to do and this is what you don't have the right to do. This is what police are able to do, this is what they are not able to do.” WTHR further reported Metro Police Chief Randal Taylor’s response to the booklet, "This is great information for the people our officers have sworn to protect and serve," said Taylor. "It's important that people just don't learn their rights, but that we have conversations about each right and talk about best practices, so our community and police relationship is respectful on both sides." EMPOWER booklets are available for pick-up at all our locations.

    Take charge of your health with help from the Library! You can find online and in-person exercise, mindfulness, or cooking classes, and other health related programs. We can also help you find reliable, trusted resources to manage good health and get access to medical research tools too. See our blog posts about health & wellness that cover both research assistance and reading recommendations.