Public Meeting Rooms are one of the services of the library.  Library patrons in good standing may reserve rooms.  See the Meeting Room Rules and Room Request forms for more information.

Events are color coded: GREEN are library events; BLUE are children's library events; PURPLE are community events; TEAL are Dig•Me reservations (also see Dig•Me calendar below); RED are One Great Read Events; and ORANGE are library closings.


Dig•Me Media Center Use Request Form  You may also call the library at 765-743-2261 to request the Dig•Me Media Center. See the Dig•Me calendar below for available times.

Hours and Holidays

We are open to the public:

  • Monday through Thursday* 10 am to 8 pm
  • Friday 10 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm

*4th Thursday of each month    Noon to 8 pm

The Library is closed on the following holidays:
New Year's Day; Easter Sunday; Memorial Day; 4th of July; Labor Day; Thanksgiving; Christmas Eve; Christmas; and New Year's Eve.

WALLA, Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association

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Current WALLA Films & Friends Film Series

A Map for Saturday on Monday, January 13 at 6:45 p.m.

m4s-pic1In 2005 Brook Silva-Braga voluntarily gave up his job as a cable news sports reporter in order to fulfill a lifelong dream: to travel the world for a year. In 90 minutes--and through a journey over four continents--Silva-Braga shares the experience of long-term solo travel, where every day is Saturday.

A Map for Saturday will be presented by WALLA at the West Lafayette Public Library on Monday, January 13 at 6:45 p.m. (2007, 90 minutes, unrated)


Much Ado About Nothing on Monday, February 10 at 6:45 p.m

maan-picDirector and producer Joss Whedon brings William Shakespeare’s merry war betwixt Beatrice and Benedict to life in his contemporary production of Much Ado About Nothing.

Much Ado About Nothing--which features Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond, Fran Kranz, Sean Maher, and Jillian Morgese--will be shown by WALLA at the West Lafayette Public library on Monday, February 10 at 6:45 p.m. (2012, 109 minutes, PG-13)


The Sapphires on Monday, March 10 at 6:45 p.m.

ts-pic1Aboriginal musicians aren’t accorded much respect in 1968 Australia, but when Gail, Julie, Cynthia, and Kay decide to form a sizzling soul act, The Sapphires, to sing for the troops in Vietnam they soon find that this tour will do much more than make their name--it will also redefine who they are as a family.

Inspired by a true story, The Sapphires will be shown by WALLA in honor of Women’s History Month on Monday, March 10 at 6:45 p.m. at the West Lafayette Public Library. (2012, 103 minutes, PG-13)


Blancanieves on Monday, April 14 at 6:45 p.m.

bn-pic1A silent re-telling of Snow White set in 1920s Spain, Blancanieves is both a love letter to the tradition of European silent cinema and a brilliant adaptation in its own right.

Blancanieves will be shown by WALLA at the West Lafayette Public Library on Monday, April 14 at 6:45 p.m. (2012 104 minutes, PG-13)


Sweet Land on Monday, May 12 at 6:45 p.m.

sl-pic1A rural Minnesotan town is divided when Inge, a German national, arrives to marry Olaf only a year after the end of the First World War.

Sweet Land will be shown by WALLA at the West Lafayette Public Library on Monday, May 12 at 6:45 p.m. (2005, 110 minutes, PG)


Past WALLA Films


  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Tracker
  • The Invisible War
  • Cairo Time
  • Morning Glory
  • Bride & Prejudice
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Richard III
  • Made in Dagenham
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Pink Ribbons, Inc.
  • Cadillac Records
  • The Lion in Winter
  • Millions

Read more: Past WALLA Films

Library Board Bylaws


West Lafayette, Indiana


Article 1. Meetings

1.1       The regular meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be on the second Wednesday of each month at the library building. Temporary schedule changes may be made by the President when necessary to secure a quorum or to meet special situation.  When a change of meeting date is necessary, the Board shall issue a public notice.

1.2        Special meetings may be called by the President whenever it may be necessary or at the written request of three members of the Board.  Only such business as stated in the call shall be transacted. Three days prior notice is to be given to each member before any special meeting.

1.3        Board meetings shall conform to the Open Meetings Law of the State of Indiana.

1.4        The annual report of the Library Director shall be made at the regular meeting in February.

Article 2. Quorum

2.1       The Board shall consist of seven members. Four members of the Board shall constitute a quorum.

Article 3. Officers

3.1       Officers of the Board shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

3.2        The annual election of officers shall take place at the regular meeting in June.  Terms for newly elected officers will begin the following July.  No officer, except the Treasurer, shall hold the same office for more than two consecutive years.

3.3        In case of vacancy of the office of President, the Vice-President shall succeed for the unexpired term. In case of vacancy of the office of Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer, the Board at its next regular meeting shall elect a member to fill the unexpired term.

3.4        The President shall preside at board meetings, appoint committees, serve as an ex-officio member on all committees, and perform all other duties that normally pertain to the office.  In the case of a tie vote on business of the Board, the President shall vote to break the tie.

3.5        The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in the President’s absence.

3.6        The Secretary shall record the proceedings of the Board and, utilizing the personnel of the library, have such record duplicated and distributed to the Board for approval.         

3.7       The Treasurer, who may or may not be a Board member, shall be the chief financial officer of or for the Board.  The treasurer, or his/her designee, shall prepare the financial records and report monthly to the Board the financial condition of the library.  The treasurer shall supervise the activities of any hired personnel and the Library Director in the preparation of bills for Board approval and payment and in the preparation of annual budgets and accompanying details required to submit budgetary requests to legal taxing authorities.  The treasure shall supervise the investment of library funds to keep the Board regularly appraised of these investments and and alert the Board to any developing financial problems.  The Treasurer shall be appropriately bonded in an amount determined by the Board.


Article 4. Committees

4.1       The Board shall function as a committee of the whole for purposes of overseeing the general financial condition of the library separate from the specific duties assigned to the treasurer, and for overseeing the general maintenance and upkeep of the building and property.

4.2        A personnel committee, consisting of three Board members appointed by the President, shall assist the librarian in personnel matters such as preparation of job descriptions and related policies affecting the well-being of employees and volunteer staff.  The committee shall also serve as an advisory group to the librarian for purposes of annual performance reviews and salary recommendations.  Committee members will serve for a period of three years.

4.3        Other committees dealing with special situations may be appointed by the President and approved by the Board. Such committees shall report regularly to the Board and serve until the completion of the work for which they are appointed or until terminated by the President or the Board.


Article 5. Library Director

5.1       The Library Director shall be appointed by the Board.

5.2        The Library Director shall be solely responsible for the administration and management of the library, subject to the review and direction of the Board.  The Library Director shall administer the policies adopted by the Board, with responsibility for directing and supervising personnel, and recommending such policies and procedures as will promote and improve the service of the library. The Library Director shall attend all Board meetings.

5.3        The Library Director shall present a monthly report of the operations to the Board at its regular meetings. The annual report of the Library Director, showing fully the operations of the library for the previous year, shall be made at a regular meeting in February.


Article 6. Amendments

  1. Amendments hereto shall be made only at a regular meeting of the Board, must be proposed at least one month previous to final action of the same, and shall be approved by a majority of the members of the Board.
  2. Section 7.1 shall not apply if such person has been employed in the same position in the West Lafayette Public Library for at least twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the appointment of his or her relative as a member or the Library Board of Trustees or Library Director.
  3. No persons related as father, mother, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, husband, wife, son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, niece, or nephew may be placed in a direct supervisory-subordinate relationship.

Article 7. Nepotism and Conflict of Interest7.1  No person being related to any member of the Library Board of Trustees, or to the Library Director, as father, mother, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, a husband or wife, son or daughter, son-in-law or daughter-in-law, niece or nephew, shall be eligible to hold any position in the West Lafayette Public Library, nor shall any such relative be entitled to receive any compensation for his or her services out of any appropriation provided by law.

Revised March 1, 2004, July 14, 2010


Library Board Agenda

Meeting time: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 6:30 pm
Meeting place: Library Board Room, West Lafayette Public Library


1.  Quorum

2. Secretary's minutes

3. Treasurer's Report 

4. President's Report

5. Library Director's Report

6.  Old Business: Collection Development, Building maintenance and repairs, Past action items.

8.  New Business: 2014 library health insurance for full time staff, Capital Projects Fund for 2015 - 2017, Nonresident library card fee review,  Cooperation with Tippecanoe County and other area libraries including Evergreen Indiana; Topics for further action and discussion.

9. Comments from the public.

10. Adjourn.

Next Library Board Meeting: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 @ 6:30 pm at the Library.

Board of Trustees

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.

  • Jeffrey Schwab, President
  • Linda Eales, Vice President
  • Marybeth Miller, Secretary
  • Mark Pugh, Treasurer
  • Bryan Hubbard, Member
  • Elizabeth Hoffmann, Member
  • Christiane Keck, Member

The Library Board of Trustees has been in existence since its formation in 1922.

All library board members are appointed by elected government bodies and all members reside within the West Lafayette Public Library District.

Approved meeting minutes 2011 -

Approved meeting minutes 2006 - 2010

Board Minute Archive - Minutes from 1921 through 1940

Employment Opportunities

The library has employment opportunities from time to time.  When we do we will post the openings here.  If you are interested in working at the library we encourage you to fill out an application which we keep on file for 3 months.  We review all the current applications whenever a opening occurs.  We seldom have summer openings.


Unpaid internships for students interested in librarianship may be available.  Please contact Erica Brown by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 765-743-2261.