Evergreen Indiana online catalog and services unavailable December 23 - 28

Pardon the interruption.......Evergreen Indiana will be "down for service" from

late in the day on Tuesday December 23 until Sunday December 28.

While Evergreen is "down for service" you will not be able to look up books/videos/cds or renew items. 


You CAN use the Library in person duirng the Library's open hours (please see special holiday hours elsewhere on this library page). 

And you CAN use the Library's ebook service, Overdrive, while Evergreen Indiana is unavailable.


Thank you for your patience.

WALLA & Friends Present:



Monday, January 12 at 6:45pm

At the West Lafayette Public Library

89 minutes, Not Rated

The story opens with former bank manager Emilio being dispatched to a retirement home by his family. His new roommate is a wily wheeler-dealer named Miguel, who cheerfully swindles small amounts of cash from the more befuddled residents but is also full of handy insider tips that are crucial to survival. Using hand-drawn animation, Wrinkles moves freely between the inmates' daily routines and their more colorful, dementia-induced fantasies, leaving plenty of room for both tears and laughter as it pokes pointed fun at society's attitude towards the elderly. 


The Bach Chorale Singers and WLPL Present:


Night at the OperaSaturday, January 17 @ 1pm

at the West Lafayette Public Library

92 min Unrated

Let the Marx Brothers introduce your family to opera!  In this comedy, a sly business manager and his wacky friends humiliate their stuffy and snobbish enemies while helping two star-crossed young lovers achieve success as opera singers.  Often considered to be one of the Marx Brothers best films, the movie features  music from Verdi’s Il Trovatore and Leoncavallo’s opera      Pagliacci.  

This Event is Free and Open to the Public.

Popcorn Provided


Bach Chorale and WLPL Present:


Ttous les matins du monde

Tous les Matins du Monde

Wednesday, January 14 @ 6:45 pm

at the West Lafayette Public Library

115 min Unrated

Winner of 7 Cesar Awards in France, Tous les Matins du Monde (All the Mornings of the World) tells the story of 17th-century baroque composer and cellist Monsieur de Saint Colombe.  After the death of his wife, Saint Colombe rejects the outside world in order to raise his two daughters.  He is vehemently opposed to performing in public until he is swayed by his young protégé, Marin Marais (played by Gerard Depardieu). The soundtrack features music by Saint Colombe, Marais, Lully, and Couperin

This Event is Free and Open to the Public.

Popcorn Provided


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......



The Library will be open regular hours except for these days:

The Library will CLOSE at 3 pm on Tuesday, December 23 and will

BE CLOSED December 24 and 25

The Library will OPEN AT NOON on Friday, December 26

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The Library will CLOSE at 3 pm on Tuesday, December 30 and will

BE CLOSED December 31 and January 1, 2015

The Library will OPEN AT NOON on Friday, January 2, 2015


The Library's drop boxes at the Library and at Payless Plaza, West Lafayette will be available 24/7; the Library's eBook service through Overdrive will also be available 24/7.


Our best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season!

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.


Don't forget to ask about Lynda.com - offering software tutorials on over 2,100 programs.


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