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.

West Lafayette Musicale Announces Events for National Music Week

May 7-14 at West Lafayette Public Library

  • Sunday, May 7, 2 pm, Purdue Brass Quintet
  • Monday, May 8, 6:45 pm, Movie : “Florence Foster Jenkins” a “wanna be” opera singer, with Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant sponsored by WALLA and WL Library
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2 pm, Tippecanotes Quartet
  • Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 pm, Dulcimer Gathering,
  • Thursday, May 11, 2 pm, Tippecanotes Quartet
  • Friday, May 12, 2 pm, Hammered Dulcimer
  • Saturday, May 13, 2 pm, Tippecanotes Chorus

The Friends Book Shop is Filling Up

The Friends have been hard at work filling the shelves of the Back Door Book Store. We have also added a few new categories for your perusal:

  • Politics
  • Poetry
  • Local Authors
  • Splitting Philosophy and Religion
  • Music/Audio CDs

If there is something else you would like to see in the shop, please let us know by contacting us at