The library is a public lending library. Registered library patrons in good standing can borrow books, DVDs, audiobooks and other materials that circulate. See the library collections for more details.
Rgistered residents of our library district are eligible to place holds on books and audionbooks in other libraries that are members of the Evergreen Consortia.
We do charge Fines for overdue materials
Proctoring at the West Lafayette Public Library
Effective August 1, 2012 proctoring fee increases to $25.00 per test for the first 3 hours scheduled and $10.00 per additional hour scheduled for that test. If we print out the test there is a printing fee of $.10 per page, usually about $2.00 per test. The proctoring fee is assessed for missed appointments unless cancelled before the appointment. Please be sure to bring your picture ID when you come to take the exam.
West Lafayette Public Library
208 W. Columbia
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Scott Tracey, Manager - Technology, Programming & Community Partnerships
Highest degree: MLS from Indiana University
Erica Brown, Adult & Teen Services Librarian
Highest degree: MLS from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Ruth Cushman, Patron Services Librarian
Highest Degree: BS from Iowa State University & BS from Purdue University
Community Outreach Services
The Thelma Brown Memorial Outreach Services provide library services & materials for underserved populations with a focus on seniors, children & the homebound.
The West Lafayette Public Library Outreach Services are named in honor of Thelma Brown, a longtime supporter of the library & member of the Friends of the Library.
Community Outreach includes service to:
We deliver patron requests and a browsing collection to local senior facilities on a bi-weekly schedule.
We deliver age appropriate books to local daycare facilities on a bi-weekly schedule for use at school.
We deliver library materials to patrons residing in the jurisdiction of The West Lafayette Public Library who are unable to visit the library due to disability, age or extended illness.
Outreach Services is looking for volunteers who are willing to help select and deliver library materials.
To apply for outreach service or to volunteer, please call Jeff Hoon or Beth Will at 743-2261 ext. 307.
The library also partners with WALLA, Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association in various ways.