Online Resources & Databases

Overdrive
Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video from the Library using OverDrive on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.


TumbleBooks
A curated database of children’s e-books.


Project Gutenberg
Over 40,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.


archive.org
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and oth-er cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.


NASA
Free science and space related ebooks.

Hoopla
Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.


IN Harmony
A great collection of online sheet music, all with an Indiana connection.

West Lafayette Memories Blog
If you are interested in writing articles or helping with the project email Nick Schenkel, West Lafayette Public Library Director nick@wlaf.lib.in.us or call and leave information for him at the West Lafayette Public Library 765-743-2261. Click here for information if you are interested in donating items to the WLPL Archive.


The Library’s growing collection of West Lafayette archival materials includes:

  • Mayoral papers from Mayor Sonya Margerum
  • Press clippings form the term of Mayor Williamson
  • City Council papers from Councilor Marjorie Gordon
  • Neigborhood study reserach papers from Purdue students
  • Scapbooks from West Lafayette High School Coach Gordon Straley
  • Scrapbooks from the West Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department

Muzzy Online
The new, fun way to learn another language. With this incredible program, parents and children now have immediate access to all the award-winning MUZZY content in a brand new interactive format available at your library or anywhere with an internet connection and a library card!


Rosetta Stone
Online languague learning programs are now available to library card holders of the West Lafayette Public Library! Thanks to the state-funed INSPIRE databases, you can use Rosetta Stone by clicking the link above and logging in through the West Lafayette Public Library.

Gale
Research resources include unique online databases, library primary sources, newspaper digital archives, eBooks, courses and large print books.

Inspire
A collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents.

Ancestry.com
Genealogy collection with 200+ billion images in 7,000 unique databases.

US Newsstream
Search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format.

A 2 Z
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!