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
On Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2 p.m. Betsey Means will be at the Whiting Public Library to impersonate Mother Jones. Jones was one of America’s most effective and dynamic labor organizers. In 1903, she marched striking mill children from Philadelphia to President Roosevelt’s home in Oyster Bay, Long Island. She wanted to draw the attention of the nation to the crime of child slavery.
The Library Just Got Better
The Whiting Public Library has just purchased four databases that will help you with all of your travel needs. AtoZ World Food has thousands of international recipes to wet your appetite, AtoZ World Travel will help you plan your dream vacation, Global Road Warrior is perfect to learn about a country’s culture and traditions, and Mango Languages is a step-by-step course to help you learn over 70 foreign languages.
Ice Cream Social
I scream, you scream – we all scream for ice cream! To kick start the Whiting Public Library’s Adult and Children’s Summer Reading Program, we will be having an old-fashioned ice cream social. Stop by the library on Saturday, June 1st from 1 to 3 p.m., sign-up for our reading programs, and grab some ice cream.
New Service Added
SRCS, Statewide Remote Circulation Service, is Indiana’s latest and largest resource sharing tool. It links together the catalogs of over 230 Indiana libraries into a single interface containing over 30 million items all held by Indiana libraries. Authorized users can search this combined catalog and request to have selected materials delivered to the Whiting Public Library using the Info Express courier, where they can be checked out. SRCS is not a replacement for the Evergreen catalog, so be sure to check our catalog first. SRCS works with over 15 different ILS systems to provide this extended access and functionality. To browse or place a hold using the SRCS catalog click here.