Find Us


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Located 2 blocks from the Purdue Memorial Union

A — Stop served by CityBus campus loops (firehouse stop)


B — Stop served by CityBus regular routes


C — Stop served by all CityBus routes/loops


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Parking free for Library visitors only




How to get a library card

It’s quick and easy to obtain an Evergreen Indiana Library card with the West Lafayette Public Library.

Please bring the following information with you when you come to the Library to apply for your new card:

  • A government issued picture ID with your current local address on it


  • A government issued picture ID and
  • Proof of your local residence such as a:
    • Voter's registration card
    • Car registration
    • Lease or dorm contract
    • Property tax statement
    • Utility bill (telephone, gas, electric, water, etc.) issued within the last 60 days
    • Bank statement issued within the last 60 days


Effective December 17, 2009

It pays to return on time


Library Foundation

WLPL Foundation


View the Foundations 2015 Donor Letter Here



Cultivating a community of readers while expanding our community's love for reading and strengthening our Library is what our Library Foundation does so well – thanks to YOUR ongoing support.


Mission Statement

"The purpose for which the Foundation is organized is to promote, aid and encourage library purposes, activities and endeavors of every kind and description for the West Lafayette Public Library."


How to get involved

  • Donate your money, your books, your time
  • Donations can be made to the Foundation in memory of loved ones
  • Donations can be made to the Foundation in honor of treasured members of family, friends, community
  • Donations can be made to the Foundation for the annual fund which supports Library collection building and programs through matching grant and special requests
  • Donations to the Foundation can be earmarked to one our special project funds: children and youth, music and the arts, outreach services, Periodicals/magazines


Current, past & future projects

  • Artist in Residence, June 2015 programs
  • Funding for cooperative programs with WL Parks and Recreation (little free libraries & book drops in the parks, help with funding Family Fun Day)
  • Funding for Outreach services including senior/retirement community library services as well as pre-school visits and outreach services offered in cooperation with WLCS's "Gear Up for Success" program
  • Funding to help the Library as an active member of Evergreen Indiana, a consortium of over 100 public libraries sharing books, music and ideas


Contact us

Phone: (765) 743-2261

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Donations of books, music, movies, magazines, etc. are accepted any time during Library hours. Please ask, for assistance, at the information desk, in the front of the Library, when you arrive.

Other ways to support the Library are available, including monetary donations and gifts. Visit the support section of our website for more information.


Personal papers and other materials of local historical interest may be accepted for our archive. Click here for more information if you are interested in donating items to the WLPL Archives.