Construction FAQ

What hours will the library be opened during construction?

The Noblesville and Fishers Libraries will maintain regular hours of operation during the construction unless posted differently on our webpage here or our lobby doors.

  • Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 p.m.
Will Curbside service be available during construction?

Yes, our Curbside Pickup service will be available during construction at both libraries. For more information about our curbside service and to schedule an appointment, click here. Check our website for construction updates and changes to curbside service.

Will parking be available during construction?

Yes, parking will be available at the Noblesville and Fishers libraries but more limited during construction. Visit our construction blog here to learn more about parking availability and restrictions.

Can I browse the collections during the construction?

Yes, visitors can browse the collections inside our buildings at the Noblesville and Fishers libraries during construction. Our digital collections are available 24/7.

How will I return library materials during construction?

Inside and outdoor book drops will remain available as much as possible during the project. When book drops are unavailable, materials may always be returned inside the library during our regular business hours.

HOW IS THE LIBRARY INCORPORATING SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES AND NATURALISTIC LANDSCAPE DESIGNS IN OUR CONSTRUCTION PLANS?

HEPL is committed to integrating sustainability principles into our construction projects and creating green spaces throughout the grounds of both libraries.  Our goal is to create naturalistic landscapes and green spaces to provide residents outdoor library experiences to enrich community life and well-being.

While greatly expanding our parking in Fishers and adding more pedestrian-friendly access and gathering spaces, our naturalistic-designed landscapes will include native pollinator plants, native trees, and evergreen trees.  More than 100 new trees will be planted, and native pollinator plants will be added to our urban landscape throughout the library grounds in Fishers.

In Noblesville as well, native trees and plant species will be planted throughout the parking areas and green spaces to provide rich color, texture, and shapes that add beauty and enhance our ecosystem.

Additionally, library remodeling plans incorporate natural and more efficient lighting, more efficient heating and cooling, and energy-efficient windows.

What services will be available during construction?

Patrons can come inside our libraries to browse and pick up library materials. Other services available at this time include: printing, mobile (wireless) printing, public computers, Curbside Holds Pickup, copiers, digital media lab (Noblesville) by appointment, Indiana Room (Noblesville), and Ignite Studio (Fishers) by appointment. At this time, meeting and study rooms remain offline, and some may be affected during construction. Check our website for construction updates.

Will there be any events or programs at the library during construction?

Currently, HEPLs programs are primarily virtual. This summer, you will see HEPL on the Move as we visit parks and select farmers markets in Noblesville and Fishers. Check our website and calendar of events here for updates related to library programs and events.

Will I still be able to visit the Indiana Room during construction?

Yes, visitors can visit the Indiana Room in Noblesville as work on our outside spaces and parking lot begins. Visit the Indiana Room webpage here for more information on services and appointments. Check the library website for construction updates.

Will I be able to visit the Ignite Studio in Fishers during construction?

Yes, our Ignite Studio remains open during regular operating hours.  Visitors should enter from the South parking lot (main entrance) off of Municipal Drive, then take the elevators or stairs located in the adult reference area to the lower level Ignite Studio. Visit the Ignite Studio webpage here to learn more about programs, events, and resources.

When do you expect the current library renovation and improvements to the parking lots and entrances to be completed?

Fishers Library – Our current phase of construction work on our parking lots and interior spaces is anticipated to last through Summer 2022. Construction work in this phase will focus on the following improvements:  redesigning the north entrance to become the new two-story main entrance, an updated Teen Zone, expanded north side parking, renovation of the South entrance and outdoor plaza, to connect to the Nickel Plate Trail and integration of public art.

When work is completed on our North and East parking lots, improvements to the South parking lot will begin.

The library will remain open at regular hours during this time unless otherwise posted on our website and doors. Visitors may continue to park in library lots as indicated, currently the South lot only, and throughout the Nickel Plate District. View parking throughout the Nickel Plate District here.

Noblesville Library – Our current phase of construction work on the North parking lot and service drive area is anticipated to be completed by Fall 2021. Visitor parking will then shift to the north side of the building to begin work on the South lot. Construction on the South parking lot is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Landscaping work is planned for the Spring of 2022.

Interior work to replace elevators, the skylight, and renovate our main entrance and meeting rooms is expected to begin in August 2021.

The library will remain open at regular hours during this time unless otherwise posted on our website and doors.