The Library has a large collection of music CDs as well as an extensive sheet music collection. The check-out period for CDs is 3 weeks. You may renew a CD twice as long as there are no holds on the item.

Link to a great collection of online sheet music, all with an Indiana connection at IN Harmony.

 

Search the catalog to find specic CDs or music books (use advanced search and choose Music from the item type list on the right to limit your search to CDs).

The Library subscribes to more than 200 titles. The newest edition of each title is available for use in the Library, but older copies of all periodicals circulate for 3 weeks. You may renew a magazine twice as long as there are no holds on the item.

The Library subscribes to ProQuest for access to the archives of many newspapers including the Journal and Courier and Chicago Tribune.

isnlogoINSPIRE, magazine articles, encyclopedias, and other databases for residents of Indiana, provided by the State of Indiana, the Indiana State Library and INCOLSA.

The library collects thousands of videos in VHS and DVD formats, including award-winners, foreign films and a large children's collection.

  • All DVDs circulate free of charge for 1 week. You may renew a DVD only once as long as there are no holds on the item.
  • All VHS videos circulate free of charge for 3 weeks.  You may renew a VHS video once as long as there are no holds on the item.
  • Patrons may check out 10 DVDs and 10 Videos.

 

Materials Request

 

Search the catalog to find specic movies (in advanced search - select Video Recordings from the item type list on the right to limit your search).

Best Sellers and older classics are available as audiobooks for all ages. The check-out period for audiobooks on tape or on CD is 3 weeks.  You may renew an audiobook on CD or tape once as long as there are no holds on the item.

 Search the catalog to find specic audiobooks (using advance search - select Audiobooks from the item type list on the right to limit your search).  eAudiobooks  are also avaialble for download.

The check-out period for console games is 1 week with a limit of 1 per patron. You may renew a console game once as long as there are no holds on the item.

 

Search the catalog to find specic games (keywords -  wii or ps2). 

 

Click on the Evergreen logo (below) to search for books at the West Lafayette Public Library and the Evergreen Indiana Consortium

 

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 If you don't find what you're looking for in Evergreen, try searching SRCS. You will need to log-in with your Library card barcode and password to search and place a request through the SRCS system. Please call or come into the Library if you don't know your barcode or password.

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Still not finding what you're looking for? Fill out the "Materials Request" form below.

The Library has collections of books, DVD, audiobooks, Large Print, ebooks and more. 

  • See the left menu for more information on specific collections. 
  • Also, check the catalog to see if we have specific print and AV materials. 
  • See the top menu for Digital Resources - information about our electronic resources and eBooks for our downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks.
  • To use the Library's online subscription to Consumer Reports - with the latest information and reviews - please ask for help at the First Floor Information Desk or the Second Floor Reference Desk.
  • Looking for the next book in a fiction (novel) series?  Try the Kent District Public Library's WHAT NEXT?".
  • For Children's book series titles try the MID CONTINENT LIBRARY's online database


Not finding what you're looking for in the Evergreen Catalog?

Use our Materials Request Form and let us find it for you!

The library offers over 150,000 books for all ages - from novels to non-fiction, board books to large print.  The check-out period for all books is 3 weeks.  You may renew a book once as long as there is no hold on it. 

Search the catalog to find specic books.  eBooks  are also available for download.

The Library has a collection of books in foreign languages including Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Turkish, Chinese and more. These global books are grouped by language. They are located on the second floor on the book shelves that face the stairs.Globe with different styles of houses around it

We also have a collection of DVDs that were created in languages other than English, such as Hindi, Chinese, Korean and more. These DVDs are the Global Collection and are located on the first floor between the non-fiction and TV series DVDs.

Look for this picture on the spine of the global collection books and DVDs.

In addition, the Library has materials to help people learn English (ESL, English as a second language) or learn other languages (FLI, foreign language instruction). These materials are located on the second floor on the shelves facing the stairs near the foreign language books.

Also, the Library subscribes online language instruction Muzzy Online for Kids.

Mission

The West Lafayette Public Library Archives exists to support the collection, preservation, and research of documents and artifacts related to the history and culture of West Lafayette, IN. The West Lafayette Archives is part of the West Lafayette Public Library.

Collection Development Policy

The West Lafayette Archives and Research Center collects, preserves, and makes available for research documents, photographs, artifacts, manuscripts and ephemera representing the history of West Lafayette, IN.

The following criteria help determine the content of the West Lafayette Archives and Research Center: materials related to the social, cultural, business, transportation, educational, family, individual history of West Lafayette, IN. The WLPL Archives is prepared to accept printed materials, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera (booklets, pamphlets, flyers, posters, newsletters, etc.) written histories; the archives is interested in other materials pertaining to WL History such as 3-D artifacts, textiles and will consider these on a case by case basis.

Acquisitions Guidelines

The West Lafayette Public Library Archives accepts donations of material for its research collections from individuals, organizations, and businesses.

Detailed Acquisition Guidelines

Information for Donors

Information for Researchers