If you have a  West Lafayette Public Library card click here to access the Overdrive Indiana Digital Download Center.

Download the Overdrive app here for iPhone®, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Windows Phone, Windows 8 & 10, Kindle Fire HD


Having trouble with your device? Overdrive help has FAQs, tutorials and other resources.


Other Download sources:

Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

archive.org The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.


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If you are interested in writing articles or helping with the project email Nick Schenkel, West Lafayette Public Library Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call and leave information for him at the West Lafayette Public Library 765-743-2261.  Click here for information if you are interested in donating items to the WLPL Archives


The Library's growing collection of West Lafayette archival materials includes:

Mayoral papers from Mayor Sonya Margerum

Press clippings form the term of Mayor Williamson

City Council papers from Councilor Marjorie Gordon

Neigborhood study reserach papers from Purdue students

Scapbooks from West Lafayette High School Coach Gordon Straley

Scrapbooks from the West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department



FREE online Language Courses Now available through the West Lafayette Library!

Muzzy kidsMUZZY Online – the new, fun way to learn another language. With this incredible program, parents and children now have immediate access to all the award-winning MUZZY content in a brand new interactive format available at your library or anywhere with an internet connection and a library card!







 ROSETTA STONE online languague learning programs are now available to library card holders of the West Lafayette Public Library!

Thanks to the state-funed INSPIRE databases, you can use Rosetta Stone by clicking this link and logging in through the West Lafayette Public Library.





When prompted, enter the password, "inspire"



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Including the new the Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) designed to help students — from high school to graduate school to specialty school and beyond and the Small Business Resource Center for how-to information on small business planning, bookkeeping, financing, human resource management, marketing, regional tax laws or starting a home-based business. Check out Rosetta Stone through INSPIRE too!



CONSUMER REPORTS back issues are is available for your free use through the INSPIREdatabase when you connect from home using this link through the West Lafayette Public Library or while you are in the Library. Please ask for help using this online service at the Reference Desk on the second floor.




GrantSelect is an online database of funding opportunities such as grants (for programs, projects, planning, start-up, endowments, technical assistance, facilities and equipment, etc.), awards, and fellowships.



Genealogy collection with 200+ billion images in 7,000 unique databases.



US Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format. 




Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!


Dig Me Small


Ask any of your friendly Library staff for help, call the Library at 765-743-2261, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
to schedule a Dig•Me help session or to reserve the room for your own use.

Click HERE for a complete (but ever-growing) list of Dig•Me services.