Stacks A History of the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library highlights the Library’s relationship with the community it has served for well over 100 years. No institution operates in a vacuum, least of all a public library: the history of the IMCPL is tied to the history of Indianapolis and the changing needs and interests of its residents. In striving to satisfy those needs and interests, the Library has been both a reflection of, and a counterpoint to, the various political, social, religious, and economic forces affecting American society.The Library has always been more than a source of information: it has been a center of community life. Stacks tells the story of the IMCPL’s evolution, placing it in a national context and emphasizing its role in the educational and cultural life of Indianapolis.S.L. Berry, is a former staff writer for The Indianapolis Star who specialized in covering the visual and literary arts. Berry is the author or co-author of histories of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Herron School of Art and Design, and the Indianapolis Art Center. Additional contributions were made by local architectural historian and writer Mary Ellen Gadski.Cardinal Publishers Group is a distributor for Indianapolis Public Library Foundation books.