ADA Compliance

The West Lafayette Public Library board of directors and staff are committed to continue the Library's compliance with ADA standards for public library service.

As a part of that commitment, the Library has established an ADA self-assessment committee which is charged with surveying the Library building and grounds to determine areas for improvement with regard to ADA compliance.

The committee welcomes comments and recommendations from the public concerning ADA compliance; please direct comments and recommendations in writing (paper or email) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Library Director, along with your name and contact information (phone and/or email and/or address).

Mission

The West Lafayette Public Library strives to be our community's center for lifelong learning, the collector of our community's written and audio-visual heritage, and the gateway to resources within and beyond the Library's walls.

About the Library

libraryhomesmallThe West Lafayette Public Library is a full service public library serving the residents of West Lafayette, Indiana since 1921.

Contact & Staff Information

Contact information

(765) 743-2261 -- Main Library number

(765) 588-4252 - Renewal number

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(765) 743-0540 -- Fax number

Reference Desk: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Proctoring  Email Ruth Cushman - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a test.  Click the proctoring link for more information.

Children's Services: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Intern and Community Service Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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LIBRARY STAFF: 

  • Nick Schenkel, Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Scott Tracey, Assistant Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Linda Klein, Children's Services: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Erica Brown, Reference & Teen Librarian: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Ruth Cushman, Patron Services: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jane Dolan, Reference, Circulation, Cataloging
  • Beth Will, Outreach: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Gale Charlotte, Administrative Assistant
  • Phyllis Heath, Circulation, Children's Assistant, Materials Processing

Location of the Library, Return boxes, and Little Free Libraries

The Library is located on the corner of Chauncey and Columbia Street in Chauncey Village in downtown West Lafayette. For your convenience there is a parking garage on Columbia Street, across from the Library.

West Lafayette Public Library
208 West Columbia
West Lafayette, IN 47906


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The Library has book drops where you can return books and other checked out items 24/7:

  • WALK-UP on the East side of the Library building (on Chauncey Street)
  • NEW: WALK-UP at Lincoln Park on Lincoln Street, just East of Robinson and Salisbury Streets*
  • NEW: WALK-UP at Lommel Park at the Wilshire Street entrance, near the corner of Wilshire and Sparta Streets*
  • DRIVE-UP in front of the Payless Supermarket on West Sagamore Parkway
  • DRIVE-UP in the parking lot on the south side of the Kurz Purdue Technology Center building on Win Hentschel Boulevard in the Purdue Research Park

You can return any materials at any of these locations at any time.

 

The West Lafayette Library is working with West Lafayette Parks and Recreation and with local neighborhood representatives to expand the Library’s Little Free Library network. The West Lafayette Library currently stewards little free libraries at Lincoln and Lommel Parks. Suggestions for locations are welcome.  

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*Funded through a grant provided by North Central Health Services  NCHS logo