The Library will be CLOSED Sunday & Monday (2/1 & 2/2)

The West Lafayette Library building is experiencing plubming problems and so the Libray will be closed until we can resolve the problem.  We will post all updates as they become available. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working to re-open as soon as possible.


Position Available




Part Time Reference/Circulation Aide




  • Work at the Library’s Service Desks performing checkout services, assisting patrons with reference questions, locating materials and providing general computer help


  • Comfortable working with the public


  • Ability to work afternoons as well as some weekend and evening hours (up to 20/hrs. per week)


  • Compensation: $10.00/hr.


  • Must be able to lift 15-25 lbs


  • College degree and/or library experience preferred but not essential


Send resume and cover letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Bach Chorale and the West Lafayette Public Library Present:


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Wednesday, February 18 @ 6:45 pm

at the West Lafayette Public Library

98 min Unrated


This movie explores the life of famously eccentric pianist Glenn Gould through a series of 32 short vignettes. The vignettes parallel the structure of Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” one of Gould’s signature recordings. The film mixes fictional recreations of Gould’s life with actual interviews from Gould’s friends and associates, and the soundtrack features Gould playing works by Bach, Beethoven, Strauss, Sibelius, and Schoenberg.

This Event is Free and Open to the Public.

Popcorn Provided

WALLA & Friends Present:

moonriseMoonrise Kingdom

 Monday, February 9 at 6:45 p.m.

At the West Lafayett Public Library

94 minutes, PG-13

The year is 1965, and the residents of New Penzance, an island off the coast of New England, inhabit a community that seems untouched by some of the bad things going on in the rest of the world. Twelve-year-olds Sam and Suzy have fallen in love and decide to run away. But a violent storm is approaching the island, forcing a group of quirky adults (Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton) to mobilize a search party and find the youths before calamity strikes. 

Free Movie Downloads!

Download free movies from our new Freegal Movie streaming service:


Inside Out Exhibit Comes to the Library

Local artists portraits now hang in the Library, a reprise of the Inside Out project sponsored by the Public Arts teams of West Lafayette and Lafayette and the Purdue Art & Design Senior Photography Class in the Spring of 2014. The show highlights local artists with photographs that show both "inside and outside" the Library's windows. The show continues through the Fall. Click here to read more: Inside Out


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State Street Plan Master Plan Available


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The State Street Master Plan is now available online.

I Didn't Know the Library had Access to THAT!

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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......

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.

Read more: FREE music downloads @ WLPL

Nick's Picks of Nick's Picks

Looking for a good book?  Librarian Nick Schenkel has been reading and reviewing books for local radio station WBAA for over 25 years.  Here is a list of Nick’s favorites of all the books he’s read & reviewed - you may enjoy some of these too!

Read more: Nick's Picks of Nick's Picks