Get to know your library.

Seated in the center of Westfield, the library has been a mainstay of the community for over a century. Partnering with our patrons to provide the tools to learn, grow and explore has—and always will be—our joyful obsession. Come, check us out.

100,000+ Resources
in circulation
30,000+ Items
checked out Monthly
1,000+ Programs
Presented yearly
100+ Years
serving the community

More than a collection of books

We foster exploration, discovery and growth by connecting children, teens and adults to resources and programs designed just for them. With over a century serving the community, we are the cornerstone of lifelong learning in Westfield and Washington Township.


Sheryl Sollars
Executive Director
Nancy Haggard
Assistant Director of Public Services
Sara Perry
Assistant Director of Operations
Allison Knuttel
Public Relations Manager
Once upon a time…

In a burgeoning Indiana community, the Westfield Washington Public Library began in 1856 with just 100 books, 1 reading room and a lecture space. After closing during the Civil War, the library got a fresh start in 1883 and has continued to grow ever since.

Our humble roots took us from being in a small storeroom at the turn of the twentieth century to a Carnegie building on Main Street, just a short decade later. In the early 1980s, our next the building would be constructed to meet the growing community’s demand.

After 40 years, and multiple renovations, we constructed a new building in the heart of downtown Westfield which opened in June 2024. Today, WWPL has more than 43,000 square feet and over 100,000 items in circulation.

Have a question?

We’re happy to help. Send us a question using the form below.

  • How do I get a library card?

    Simply come into the library and sign up at the Circulation Desk. Please note our library card policies:

    • Must be a resident or property owner in Westfield-Washington Township.
    • Adults 18 and up must show proof of current address and bring a photo ID.
    • Children ages 17 and under must have a responsible adult sign the registration card and show proof of address.
      Keep in mind, adults assume liability for items checked out by a minor child.
    • First-time library cards are issued free of charge.
    • You can submit your registration form in advance online to speed up the process.
    • If you’re a temporary resident in the library district for 1-12 months, a special one-year card can be issued.

    Read our Rules & Regulations Brochure for more information.

  • What does "Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges" mean?

    Reciprocal Borrowing is an agreement WWPL has with the Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) and Hamilton East Public Library System (HEPL) in Fishers and Noblesville. That means if you have a WWPL library card, you can borrow materials from CCPL and HEPL. And library card holders of CCPL and HEPL can borrow physical materials from us. Please note, Evergreen Indiana Libraries materials, electronic items, databases and interlibrary loans are excluded from Reciprocal Borrowing.

    For more information, check out the Hamilton County Reciprocal Borrowing Rules and Regulations.

  • How do I reset my PIN/password?

    Call the library or visit the Circulation Desk and we’d be happy to help. Or you can reset your PIN/password through Evergreen using the barcode number on the back of your library card. A reset link will be sent to the email address associated with your account. 

  • Do you take donations?

    We do take donations of gently used items from the list below which can be dropped off at the Circulation Desk:

    • Books (including textbooks)
    • Magazines
    • DVDs and Blu-rays
    • Music and audiobooks on CD
    • Video games

    We do not accept these items:

    • VHS
    • Cassette tapes
    • anything in poor condition
    • Encyclopedias
  • Does the library have tax forms and tax appointments?

    Yes, we receive a limited number of federal tax forms and instruction booklets to distribute for free each year. We also have a small amount of state tax instruction booklets you can borrow. If you need other state or federal forms, our staff can help you download and print them here (cost is .10 per black and white page).

    Also, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers provide on-site and virtual tax assistance free of charge to anyone (but with a focus on taxpayers ages 50 or over with low to moderate income). Appointments can be made at the Adult Desk.

  • How do I reserve a study or meeting room?

    Study rooms and small meeting rooms are first-come, first served basis through at least the end of summer. In the fall, a new online room reservation system will be implemented.

  • Do you have a fax machine?

    Yes, we have a fax machine located across from the Adult Desk on the second floor. It costs 25¢ per page.

  • Do you have a notary?

    No, unfortunately we don’t offer a notary service to the public. The closest notary option is at the UPS Store on Carey Road.