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
Baseball Comes to the Windy City
Professor Bruce Allardice will present his program Baseball Comes to the Windy City on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2 p.m. He will take a look at the “National Pastime” during the 1850s and 1860s in Chicago. Allardice will focus on how the game spread, who played it, and how the Civil War effected the spread of the game. Finally, he will explain how the Chicago Cubs were formed!
As One Book Closes, A New Chapter Begins
The Whiting Library Board is pleased to announce that after an extensive and exhaustive candidate search and interview process, Ms. Montserrat Inglada has accepted the position of Director of the Whiting Public Library. Montserrat has been the Children’s Librarian for the past 10 years, and decided to apply for the open position of Director when Rachel DeLuna announced her plans to retire. Mrs. Deluna was a longtime employee of the Whiting Public Library serving for 37 years, the last 8 years as Director. The Library Board expressed that Mrs. DeLuna will be missed. The Board will now begin the process of finding a replacement for the position that was vacated by Ms. Inglada.
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.