ADA Compliance

The West Lafayette Public Library board of directors and staff are committed to continue the Library's compliance with ADA standards for public library service.

As a part of that commitment, the Library has established an ADA self-assessment committee which is charged with surveying the Library building and grounds to determine areas for improvement with regard to ADA compliance.

The committee welcomes comments and recommendations from the public concerning ADA compliance; please direct comments and recommendations in writing (paper or email) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Library Director, along with your name and contact information (phone and/or email and/or address).

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.

About the Library

libraryhomesmallThe West Lafayette Public Library is a full service public library serving the residents of West Lafayette, Indiana since 1923.

Contact & Staff Information

Contact information

(765) 743-2261 -- Main Library number

(765) 588-4252 - Renewal number

(765) 743-0540 -- Fax number

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Proctoring  Email Ruth Cushman - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a test.  Click the proctoring link for more information.

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LIBRARY STAFF: 

Support Staff:

  • Gale Charlotte, Administrative Assistant
  • Bekke Aaron, Reference
  • Phyllis Heath, Circulation
  • Jeff Hoon, Circulation
  • Joanne Yang, Circulation
  • Frances Goode, Children's Services
  • John Edgerly, Shelver

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Volunteering at the library is an interesting and responsible way to support your community. Volunteers are needed in many capacities. Shifts are usually 2 hours in length. Contact Erica, at  765-743-2261 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions after reading the job descriptions below.

Not all positions are available at all times. Applicants are expected to interview with the supervisor of the area before being accepted for a volunteer position. Applications are available at the first floor information desk. Background check may be required. Training is provided.

Areas: Friends of the Library -Childrens' Services

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library Shop Clerk (good for college students and others who want time to study/read while they volunteer)

  • Work assigned shift, usually 2 hours at a time once a week
    • Arrive on time and stay until the end of your shift
  • Open and staff Friend's shop
  • Close and lock shop
  • Uncover "teaser" table and set up for business
  • Sell books and other materials
    • Write accurate receipts
    • Take cash and checks
    • Give accurate change

Book Sale Help

  • Assist with set-up and or take-down
  • Book sales occur twice a year
  • Assist by straightening tables during the sale

Children's Services

Children's Youth Aide 1 (ages 14 to 18)

  • Work assigned shift in summer, usually 2 hours at a time once a week
  • Assist librarians with summer reading by aiding patron registration and distribution of prizes at the appropriate times

Children's Youth Aide 2 (ages 14 to 18)

  • Must have volunteered at the library in children's for at least 2 months, have a demonstrated record of accuracy and be recommended by the children's staff
  • Work assigned shift, usually 2 hours at a time once a week
      Assist librarians in preparing for programs by
      • Preparing crafts
      • Setting up tables and chairs
      • Putting tables and chairs away
      • Cleaning up after programs

Children's Aide (over 18)

  • Work assigned shift, usually 2 hours at a time once a week
  • Assist librarians in planning programs
  • Assist librarians in presenting programs
  • Help patrons find materials

 

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