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Want to explore our fair City without ever leaving your house? Why not research Indianapolis' history, explore its neighborhoods, or discover and explore environmental charts and maps. If you want to know more, a myriad of hyperlinks will lead you to a treasure trove of archival material around the State, too!

News & Resources for Teachers

Who We Are...

The Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School Library has a one-of-a-kind relationship with the Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL). As a "Shared System Partner", BJPS students use their own IndyPL library card to borrow items not only from the BJPS Library, but from any IndyPL branch as well as materials from other Partner libraries around the City.  IndyPL also provides essential digital research tools for students, including databases, eBooks, digital audiobooks, video streaming, and SAT & ACT prep tools. Students are free to use their IndyPL library cards both at school and at the public library. Even if you aren't an Indianapolis resident, your status as a Brebeuf student allows you to function as an IndyPL patron during your high school years. 

BJPS Library Mission: 

It is the mission of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School library to empower students to be critical thinkers and ethical consumers of information by encouraging them to reflect upon their discoveries and then use their discoveries to create new and enduring knowledge. In addition, we aspire for students to become enthusiastic readers as they develop an appreciation of library services which endures into adulthood.

Ignatian Research Process


-Define the question
-Apply Prior Knowledge

-Identify Keywords
-Get to know 
      -key people

      -key phrases
      -key ideas
-Develop a search strategy
-Locate, gather, and secure resources


-Finalize presentation
-Submit results

-Was product effective?
-Was process efficient?

Library Hours

Monday through Friday

7:45 am - 4:00 pm

Closed weekends and school holidays

Hours subject to change in accordance with the school calendar

Where In The World?

Collaboration Room Reservation

Not Able to Visit the Library? No Problem!


Axis 360 is Brebeuf's preferred ebook and audiobook platform which, unlike IndyPL's Libby and Overdrive, is exclusively for schools and gives our students direct access to thousands of titles. 



Axis 360 can be accessed in two ways:

 1. From a tablet, PC or Mac computer using a web browser (Chrome or Safari). Go to and log in with your library card number.

 2.  From any Android, iDevice, or Kindle Fire using the free Axis 360 app. Download the app, search for Brebeuf, and then log in to get started. See the links below for further instructions.

Axis 360 Video Tutorial

Databases: Not Just for Research

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Organized into targeted learning centers, LearningExpress Library supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.

Our Library Partners

We appreciate the continued, generous support from the Indianapolis Foundation Library Fund which enables us to provide resources far beyond what we could every do alone. We also value our Shared System partnership with the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library which quite literally places the world at the fingertips of every Brebeuf student and staff member.