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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......

Nick's Picks on WBAA

Nick Schenkel's Book Reviews on WBAA

Nick on WBAANATURE'S STORYTELLER: The Life of Gene Stratton Porter

 As a young girl growing up in the 1860s on a Wabash County, Indiana, farm, Geneva Grace Stratton received a wondrous gift from her father, Mark, who had noticed his daughter's love for nature and wildlife, especially the larks, cardinals, passenger pigeons, swallows, and hawks that flew overhead.  He declared that all birds on the farm belonged to her, and she was to become their protector.  "I was the friend and devoted champion of every bird that nested in the garden, on the fences, on the ground, in the bushes, in the dooryard, or in the orchard trees," she noted years earlier.

Gene Stratton Porter became one of the most popular authors of the 19th century, sharing her love of nature and wildlife through her writing and photography.


Gene Stratton Porter Natures Storyteller


Go to Nick Schenkel Book Reviews at WBAA's website.  

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 - You can stop by the information desk, 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

Rules for Using the West Lafayette Public Library


Welcome!  The West Lafayette Public Library is intended for the educational, recreation, and informational enjoyment of the West Lafayette community.


All residents of Tippecanoe County may receive a free library card upon proper application and observance of the Library’s rules and policies.  Residents of other areas of Indiana are invited to use the Library and may apply for a library card under certain circumstances.  Please see the Information or Circulation Desk staff for more information.


  • Library users are expected to maintain appropriate public behavior when on library grounds.
  • Conduct of any kind which disrupts the normal functioning of the library will not be tolerated.
  • Noise levels should be kept to a minimum while in the library.  Cell phones can be used only when they will not disrupt other patrons using the Library.  Recommended areas for use are the Library’s meeting rooms (when not being used for meetings), and entry vestibules.
  • Children should not be left unattended in the Library.  A parent or guardian should be present to care for all children at all times.
  • Solicitation for personal gain or for a charitable cause is prohibited.  Posters for legitimate charitable causes may be posted if they are approved in advance by the Library Director.
  • Smoking is not permitted in any area of the library.
  • Loitering in the library is prohibited.
  • Pets are not allowed in the library without prior approval by the library director. This does NOT apply to “seeing eye” and other “service dogs.”
  • Personal cleanliness is expected of all users of the library.
  • Sleeping is not allowed in the Library.
  • Patrons may not leave personal items unattended for extended periods of time.
  • Rules for borrowing materials from the library may be obtained at the circulation desk.
  • The Library and staff are not responsible for personal items which are lost or damaged in the Library.

If you fail to abide by these rules you may be asked to leave the library.