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Try our NEW online access to the GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY!

A dynamic collection of Gale/Cengage ebooks featuring biographies, authors, plot summaries, technology, cultural studies, business, medicine and much much more.

Click here and use the password inspire to log on and get started......


The Library will be open until 3 pm on Wednesday, November 25,

The Library will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, November 26

and will open at Noon (12 pm) on Friday, November 27.

Our best wishes to you for a happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Note: The Library's book/media drop-off boxes outside the library, outside West Lafayette's Payless Grocery and in Lincoln and Lommel Parks will be open 24/7 during the holiday period.


Learn in Dig•Me

Dig Me Small


Get Tech help here!


Tuesdays - 3:00 to 5:00 pm - Need computer, tablet, eBook help or advice? Scott Tracey will help you out.


Wednesdays - 3:00 to 4:00 pm - Mark's Mac Help: Professor Emeritus Mark Levinthal will field your Mac and iPad questions.


By appointment - As 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.

FREE music downloads @ WLPL


The West Lafayette Public Library is excited to offer the Freegal music download service to our patrons!

The West Lafayette Library's subscription with Freegal offers YOU free access to millions of song from over 10,000 labels including the Sony Music Catalog.


How Freegal Music Works:

  • Library users have a weekly download limit of three downloads (songs) per week. You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download.

  • The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no DRM. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs. Check out our new mobile apps for iOS and Android devices!

  • Be sure to check out the browsing areas, especially Artists A to Z (on the "see all genres" page) and the genre lists (menu bar). Click on see all genres to view dozens of categories.

To access Freegal, go to https://wlaf.freegalmusic.com/ and enter in your Library card number and password. *Please contact the Library if you require assistance.


Databases: Gale, INSPIRE, Journal & Courier and More

When prompted, enter the password, "inspire" to gain access.


Inspire logo swirl INSPIRE, magazine indexes, encyclopedias, and other databases, 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.


CONSUMER REPORTS magazine online is available for you use while you are in the Library.  Please ask for help using this online service at the Reference Desk on the second floor.






Access to the Grant Select database is now available through all patron computers and wi-fi connections in the West Lafayette & Tippecanoe County Public Libraries.


The West Lafayette Public Library is now subscribing to pq logo smlProQuest for access to articles in the past issues of the Journal and Courier and other newspapers. http://search.proquest.com   If you are outside the library you will need your library card for access.

The Library is also subscribing to AtoZdatabases

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!