Serving the community since 1906, The Whiting Public Library is a service institution. It seeks to inform, educate, entertain, and culturally enrich the entire community by providing books, services, and other library materials free for all to use.
Mon–Thurs 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Sundays
News & Events
Our Lady of Angels School Fire
On Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. Jim Gibbons will be at the Whiting Public Library to present his program titled Our Lady of Angels School Fire. Gibbons offers a presentation on the 1958 tragedy in which 92 children and three nuns perished in the fire at Our Lady of the Angels school in Chicago. He began researching the fire in depth and got into contact with some of the survivors. Please call the Whiting Public Library at 659-0269 x110 to register for this free program.
The Whiting Public Library is happy to announce that we added Gale Courses. Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a Resident library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. You can take classes in the following areas: Accounting, Business, Medical, Technology, Education and Language Arts.
Salem Press Online
The Whiting Public Library has added a new database to its digital library. Salem PressHistory titles include a wide range of topics spanning American history and the world. Learn about important moments and figures in our past. Each book is designed with a broad range of users in mind: the student approaching a subject for the first time, the reader trying to decide which book to read for pleasure, the teacher needing a quick reminder of a character’s name in a book read many years ago, the graduate student reviewing for orals, the reference desk librarian needing to quickly answer a question for a patron.