The Library is now automatically renewing your items that are overdue, provided there are no holds or you've used up you maximum number of renewals.

Of course, if you have any questions about your items, please call us @ 765.743.2261. And, remember, we no longer charge late fees!

 

We ask for your patience during the months of January and February as we adapt our Payless West book drop to the winter storms that our city is experiencing.

 

If you find the Payless Drop Box full, please use the dropbox found at Lommel Park or at Lincoln Park in West Lafayette.

 

We intend to be proactive with ALL of our library drop boxes moving forward.

 

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We are excited to be offering a series of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) programming again this spring, led by our dynamic STEM Assistant duo. Watch the Children’s page for info on programs for kids currently enrolled in grades 4-6 (or homeschool equivalent), and our Teen page for events for grades 7 – 12.

Program registration is strongly encouraged for each event. Follow the links on each page to our sign-up forms and for contact information.

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Thanks to an exciting new partnership with Purdue's Reach Out for Computer Science (ROCS) students and a grant from Tipmont REMC, we will be offering a weekly drop-in Coding Club Feb 19 - April 30 for any students currently in grades 4-12 or homeschool equivalent. Each week is an opportunity to dip your toe into a new project or continue to increase your skills under the guidance of Purdue Computer Science student! Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions.

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The "Big Read" for 2018-2019

The West Lafayette Public LIbrary is glad to partner with the English Department at Purdue aw we present our second annual “Big Read,” a voluntary common read program designed to link Purdue and Greater Lafayette readers.

With the help of campus and community partners, each year we select a great book, create a calendar of engaging events, and provide copies to English majors, Purdue students, local high schools, public libraries, and more. 

The “Big Read” book for 2018-2019 is The Underground Railroad. Colson Whitehead will be the guest speaker for our 2019 Literary Awards Banquet.

 
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER  |  NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER  |  ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD WINNER  |  ZORA NEALE HURSTON/ RICHARD WRIGHT LEGACY FICTION AWARD

 

 

Visit the West Lafayette Public Library and check out a copy of "Underground Railroad"!