No More Overdue Fines at WLPL

Books and other items checked out from the West Lafayette Public Library will be accepted back at the West Lafayette Library with no overdue fines charged beginning January 1, 2018.

Remaining the same:

  • All checked out items will be due on their return-due date – three weeks/one week as now.
  • Materials checked out can be renewed for additional checked-out time, a practice we will continue to encourage.
  • To encourage folks to return checked out materials in a timely manner so that other patrons can check them out as well, we will continue to enforce the practice of suspending a patron’s checkout privileges if checked-out materials are overdue by more than a month or so. Once the overdue materials are returned checkout privileges will be automatically turned back on.
  • All of these changes/continued practices work with the circulation parameters of the Evergreen Indiana library consortium – the West Lafayette Public Library continues as an active member.

2018 Spring Book and Record Sale: April 20th – 25th

We are on our way to the library.

We are looking to document our 2018 Spring Book and Record Sale through a variety of arts.  If you are interested in photographing, sketching, drawing, painting, or other similar visual arts, just use the #BookSale and include a link to this page when you post on the Internet.

If you want to be added to our volunteer system, please fill out this 2-minute form.


Poster created by Friend, Shorf Afza

Join your friends, neighbors, family, and other community members on April 20th – 25th, 2018 for the Friends’ Spring Book Sale!  The Friends’ Record Sale is April 21st only.  Here are the details:

Friends of the West Lafayette Public Library
208 W Columbia St West Lafayette, IN 47906

We are closer than you think!

70 minutes from Indianapolis

120 minutes from Chicago

30 minutes from Delphi

40 minutes from Crawfordsville

Preview for Friends-Only
join at the door:  $15
or $5 for students
Friday, April 20th  6:30pm-8pm
Full price

Record Sale Day

 Saturday, April 21st  10am-5pm
Half-price:  Sunday, April 22nd  1pm-5pm
 $5 Bag Sale  Monday, April 23rd  10am-8pm
 $3 Bag Sale  Tuesday, April 24th  10am-8pm
$1 Bag Sale Wednesday, April 25th 10am-6pm

1,000s of books available, 90% donated
CDs, VHS, DVDs, art, magazines, and other items also available
Sorted, no buyer restrictions
Pricing $0.50 – $3 on most items
Credit cards accepted

Better books section includes books from Purdue community

Spread the word!  Support the Library!  Have fun!