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    • Locations
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      Tippecanoe County Public Library has 3 locations and a mobile library. Please see the links below for more information about each location, its hours of operation and our closed dates.

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    • Foundation
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      If you are already a donor THANK YOU!

      You can make a difference now by making your gift to the Tippecanoe County Public Library Foundation Annual Appeal by mailing in a donation form. A one-time or recurring gift can easily be made online:

      Donate Now

      This year's annual appeal focuses on the future development of the TCPL technology commons. For further information, please see the Foundation's News page.

      Our Organization

      The Tippecanoe County Public Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We oversee an endowment fund, mostly gifts and grants from loyal library supporters. Our library operates through public support, but we also rely upon private support and donations. Gifts to the Foundation provide the independent financial resources we need to ensure a strong, stable library system - now and for future generations. To review our annual IRS filings,click here.

      Your Gifts

      Making gifts to the library system is a tangible way to show appreciation for the materials, programs and services you have enjoyed over the years - and to see that they continue. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible. Your attorney, tax advisor or financial planner can explain how making a gift to our endowment fund can benefit you and the library.

      If you have a few moments more, we invite you to explore our webpages as you make your decisions. At this time of advancing technologies and new library challenges, you'll see the many ways we are maximizing every resource!

      Any questions you have may be directed to Amy Paget, Assistant County Librarian at 429-0101

      or by emailing her Email

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    • Employment

      Thank you for your interest in library service. If you do not find a TCPL job opportunity that currently reflects your abilities and interests, please visit these pages again. The TCPL library system includes three facilities, a mobile library and a variety of ever-changing opportunities.

      The Tippecanoe County Public Library system, serves 142,817 residents in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Join 105 staff (67 FTE, 23 librarians) providing excellent library service to county residents under an ambitious strategic plan. Our facilities include a 49,000 square foot main library, a 37,000 square foot combined public/college library with Ivy Tech Community College, a 13,500 square foot neighborhood branch, and a mobile library service visiting 40 locations biweekly. We have over 362,000 books, 48,000 videos, 24,000 audio materials, and 3000 cd-roms in our collection. Our 2011 System-wide circulation is 1,694,081 loans. Our 2012 material budget is $1,098,200.

      Located in a university community in west-central Indiana, Lafayette offers many cultural, educational, and entertainment opportunities. Lafayette is located an hour's drive from Indianapolis and 2.5 hours away from Chicago http://www.homeofpurdue.com/.

      In addition to these pages, current job openings are posted on bulletin boards in the lobby areas of our libraries. Whether you are interested in current or future openings, you are invited to fill out an application for employment. These are available at the check-out/Circulation desks and will be kept on file for one year.

      Click here to complete an application on-line or to print out the application form.

      The Tippecanoe County Public Library is committed to equal opportunity employment. Applicants are sought from all qualified people, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, Veteran status, national origin, or ancestry.

      All applications for current openings should be submitted to the Contact Person listed with the opening below. General applications for future openings may be sent to:

      Job Applications
      Administration Office
      Tippecanoe County Public Library
      627 South Street
      Lafayette, IN 47901-1470

      If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, there are opportunities available. Visit any Information Desk to learn more about volunteering.

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    • Volunteer

      Volunteer Opportunities

      V.I.P.S., Volunteers In Public Service, are a select group of individuals who donate their time and energy to helping our staff give the best service possible. V.I.P.S. do a variety of jobs from processing books to delivering materials to homebound patrons. Potential volunteers apply for specific volunteer jobs choosing from a list of available volunteer job descriptions. If none of these jobs are right for you, keep checking back as positions change with availability.

      Volunteers are asked to make a time commitment of a set number of hours per week and to adhere to a set schedule. The times and schedules are mutually agreed upon between volunteers and their supervisors.

      Volunteers are expected to observe the same dress code and rules of conduct which apply to the regular library staff.

      Volunteer at workThere are not currently any volunteer positions open. Please check back regularly, or consider the Friends of the Library.


      There are also volunteer opportunities with the Friends of the Library.

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    • Organization
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    • Departments

      The library system is organized into various departments, each tasked with specific objectives to make your library experience enjoyable and educational.

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    • The Portal

      Make a Reservation

      The Portal is the realization of a vision to build a flexible, technology-rich center for learning, research, training, collaboration and content production. Visitors enjoy open space equipped with a combination of PCs, laptops, and tablets that greatly expand public Internet-enabled access. Conveniences include a shared printer, multiple power outlets, and casual seating with pervasive wi-fi. Knowledgeable and approachable staff members with well-developed user instruction skills assist customers.

      Features of The Portal include:

      Digital Arts Suiteguitar
      A unique space for digital art creation, information and inspiration with options to create and edit video, audio, and photos. Customers can access professional-level editing software and preserve slides, photos and home movies by converting them to digital formats. Equipment to create, record, and edit original music and more are included.

      conferenceAudio/Video-Conference Suite
      Group conferencing technologies enable library customers to participate online in off-site educational programs and training. A large digital whiteboard aids in enhancing the learning opportunities.

      Language Learning Suiteheadset
      People of all ages and abilities may access this closed space, equipped with headphones and microphones for learning, listening, and practicing foreign languages, for example, French, German, and Japanese.

      Family Technology Suitechild computer
      Adults and youth may learn together using multiple computers with age-based software and educational games. Additional options include a variety of child-friendly technologies.

      The Portal is made possible through TCPL’s Library Improvement Reserve Fund and gifts from local corporations and private donors.

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