The Library is a public lending library.  Registered Library patrons in good standing can borrow books, DVDs, audiobooks and other materials that circulate.  See the Library Collections for more details.

Rgistered residents of our Library district are eligible to place holds on books and audionbooks in other libraries that are members of the Evergreen Consortia.

How to obtain a Library card

 We do charge Fines for overdue materials

Proctoring at the West Lafayette Public Library

Proctoring fee is $25.00 per test for the first 3 hours scheduled and $10.00 per additional hour scheduled for that test. If we print out the test there is a printing fee of $.10 per page, usually about $2.00 per test.  The proctoring fee is assessed for missed appointments unless cancelled before the appointment.  Please be sure to bring your picture ID when you come to take the exam.

Please contact Proctor Services at least 1 week before you need to take your test to get on the schedule. We have to fit your test into our other duties; therefore not all of the Library's operating hours are available for testing. Email is the preferred contact method: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We suggest getting all three of the available proctors approved so that you have more flexibility for scheduling.

Primary contact: Ruth Cushman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
West Lafayette Public Library
208 W. Columbia
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Fax: 765-743-0540


Scott Tracey, Manager - Technology, Programming & Community Partnerships
Highest degree: MLS from Indiana University

Erica Brown, Adult & Teen Services Librarian
Highest degree: MLS from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Ruth Cushman, Patron Services Librarian
Highest Degree: BS from Iowa State University & BS from Purdue University

Community Outreach Services

Patrons looks at the books on the outreach table


The Thelma Brown Memorial Outreach Services provide library services & materials for underserved populations with a focus on seniors, children & the homebound.

The West Lafayette Public Library Outreach Services are named in honor of Thelma Brown, a longtime supporter of the Library & member of the Friends of the Library.




Community Outreach includes service to:


Senior Facilities

We deliver patron requests and a browsing collection to local senior facilities on a bi-weekly schedule.

Daycare Facilities

We deliver age appropriate books to local daycare facilities on a bi-weekly schedule for use at school.

Homebound Patrons

We deliver library materials to patrons residing in the jurisdiction of The West Lafayette Public Library who are unable to visit the library due to disability, age or extended illness.



woman looking at books

Outreach Services is looking for volunteers who are willing to help select and deliver library materials.

To apply for outreach service or to volunteer, please call Beth Will at 765-743-2261.

Or email Beth at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The library also partners with WALLA, Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association.


Additional information