Rules for Using the West Lafayette Public Library

 

Welcome!  The West Lafayette Public Library is intended for the educational, recreation, and informational enjoyment of the West Lafayette community.

 

All residents of Tippecanoe County may receive a free library card upon proper application and observance of the Library’s rules and policies.  Residents of other areas of Indiana are invited to use the Library and may apply for a library card under certain circumstances.  Please see the Information or Circulation Desk staff for more information.

THESE ARE THE RULES / EXPECTATIONS of PERSONS VISITING the W.L. PUBLIC LIBRARY:

  • Library users are expected to maintain appropriate public behavior when on library grounds.
  • Conduct of any kind which disrupts the normal functioning of the library will not be tolerated.
  • Noise levels should be kept to a minimum while in the library.  Cell phones can be used only when they will not disrupt other patrons using the Library.  Recommended areas for use are the Library’s meeting rooms (when not being used for meetings), and entry vestibules.
  • Children should not be left unattended in the Library.  A parent or guardian should be present to care for all children at all times.
  • Solicitation for personal gain or for a charitable cause is prohibited.  Posters for legitimate charitable causes may be posted if they are approved in advance by the Library Director.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any area of the library.
  • Loitering in the library is prohibited.
  • Pets are not allowed in the library without prior approval by the library director. This does NOT apply to “seeing eye” and other “service dogs.”
  • Personal cleanliness is expected of all users of the library.
  • Sleeping is not allowed in the Library.
  • Patrons may not leave personal items unattended for extended periods of time.
  • Rules for borrowing materials from the library may be obtained at the circulation desk.
  • The Library and staff are not responsible for personal items which are lost or damaged in the Library.

If you fail to abide by these rules you may be asked to leave the library.

 

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 1923.

Contact & Staff Information

Contact information

(765) 743-2261 -- Main Library number

(765) 588-4252 - Renewal number

(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.

Teen Services Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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

Circulation and Patron Services: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Nick Schenkel, Library Director: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

LIBRARY STAFF: 

Nick Schenkel, Director

 

    • Scott Tracey, Manager - Technology, Programming & Community Partnerships: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Pam Koehler, Children's Librarian: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Erica Brown, Adult & Teen Services 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/Cataloging
    • Community Outreach Librarians, Jeff Hoon & Beth Will: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Support Staff

    • Gale Charlotte, Administrative Assistant
    • Bekke Aaron, Volunteer Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Linda Klein, Children's Library Assistant
    • Phyllis Heath, Circulation
    • Elizabeth Cuddy, Circulation
    • Joanne Yang, Circulation
    • Frances Goode,Teen Coordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • John Edgerly, Shelver

    Additional information