Who We Are

The Whiting Public Library is conveniently located at the corner of Ohio Avenue and Oliver Street next to Whiting High School.

The library was dedicated in 1906 through the generous support of Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. The library’s additions were added in 1982 and then again in 2000.

The Whiting Public Library (WPL) proudly serves the citizens of the city of Whiting as an independent library system. The WPL provides services at no charge to all residents living within the city of Whiting. In addition, we are part of a reciprocal agreement with libraries throughout the state of Indiana.

The library system has over 108,000 items in its collection – Books, DVDs, CD-Roms, Compact Discs, Magazines, Newspapers, Audio Books, and more.

In total, over 62,000 items are circulated throughout the year! In addition to these items, thousands of people entered the library to utilize print and electronic reference resources, access the Internet through the library’s fiber-optic connection, enjoy free state-of-the-art Wi-Fi service, participate in computer and Internet training, view library displays, or attend one of the library’s many events.

Our friendly and professional staff are eager to serve you. Welcome to the Whiting Public Library! Your library card is a passport to a world of free informational, educational, and recreational media.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Whiting Public Library is to provide all citizens of the community with library services of the highest quality, to meet ever-changing needs for educational, cultural and recreational information and to promote literacy and to foster a love of life-long learning.

1735 Oliver Street
Whiting, Indiana 46394
Phone: 219-659-0269
Email: wpl@whiting.lib.in.us
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Closed on Sundays