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News and Announcements

    Updated 1/15/21

    Library Closed to In-Person Visits

    Due to the COVID alert level for Hamilton County, all Carmel Clay Public Library locations are closed to in-person visits until further notice.

    Curbside holds pickup remains available.

    Curbside Holds Pickup at Merchants’ Square Main Library
    Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm

    Curbside Holds Pickup at Joyce Winner West Branch
    Monday-Thursday 11am-7pm
    Friday-Saturday Noon-5pm

    Outside returns slots at the Merchants’ Square Main Library (near the west entrance) and at the West Branch remain open to accept returned books, movies, and other checked-out items.

    If you need to get a library card, please fill out this online form. If you have a library card that is expiring and needs to be renewed, call us at 317.814.3936.

    Library staff are available to answer questions by phone and online. 

    Phone assistance available Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday-Saturday 9am-5pm

    Questions about library cards, checkouts, and holds – 317.814.3936

    Other questions – 317.814.3900

    Chat with a Librarian at

    Our collection of digital titles to download and stream remains available 24/7. Click here to learn more.

    Do you miss browsing our shelves? Our personalized services, like Express Bundles and Book Alert, can help you zero in on items that you can pick up via our curbside service.

    The Digital Media Lab continues to offer remote 3D printing.

    Book donations are not being accepted at this time.


    Tax Preparation Assistance

    The tax preparation and filing assistance offered by the AARP Foundation has some changes this year. Because of limited space at library locations, the program will be held at the Monon Community Center instead of at the library. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, all assistance is by appointment only. No walk-ins will be allowed. Appointments can be made by calling 317-689-8519. (When calling, please stay on the phone until you hear the AARP tax assistance recording. This will occur after you hear a main prompt and several rings.) For complete details about the AARP tax assistance service, click here.

    Main Library Expansion and Renovation 

    Visit our Main Library Project page to learn about the two-year construction project bringing big changes to our Main Library at 55 4th Ave SE. 

    CCPL’s Coronavirus Response 

    Learn about the steps the library is taking to help keep patrons and staff safe.