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
Folk songs of the Orphan Train
Adam Miller will be bringing his musical stylings to the Whiting Public Library on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 2 p.m. He will be telling the tale of America’s Orphan Trains both in word and song. The Orphan Train Movement may well have been the largest migration of children in human history. Between 1854 and 1929 some 200,000 American orphans, street children, runaways, and foundlings were sent west on the “Orphan Trains” to foster homes in the mid-west.
New Addition to the Whiting Public Library Staff
The Whiting Public Library is pleased to announce the arrival of Joelle Wake. On April 1st Joelle started as the new Children’s Librarian. She comes to us from the Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District, where she was the Information Services Assistant / Team Leader. Please join us in giving Joelle a huge welcome to the city of Whiting.
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.