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
National Library Card Sign Up Month
In honor of National Library Card Sign Up Month the Whiting Public Library will be holding a raffle for all new patrons. Throughout the month of September if you register to get a library card for the first time you will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire 7. There will be a Kindle raffled off in both the Adult and Children’s departments. This is a perfect time to become a library patron and see all of the great things that we have to offer.
The Johnstown Flood
Jim Gibbons is back at the Whiting Public Library on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. He will discuss the Johnstown Flood. It is late afternoon on May 31, 1889 you take little notice of a much larger fate. It is a sound–a faint sound at first, then a roaring sound, becoming earsplitting within seconds! Unbeknownst to you, in the hills above just 14 miles away, the great dam has suddenly given way sending waters as if coming from Niagara Falls heading in your direction! 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.