Linking to your Community

To help our customers access necessary community information, TCPL has compiled a list of useful links. The list below covers everything from local, state and federal governments to area attractions, education opportunities and local resources for those needing food, shelter and clothing.


Helpful Links for your Community

  • Indiana Historical Society – Find press releases, order IHS publications or just browse through the current edition of Traces magazine.  Also gives the answer to the often asked question:  What is a Hoosier ?
  • Indiana Memory – Access to primary sources about Indiana’s history and people that are found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources.
  • Indiana State Library – Access the Inspire database, discover the newspaper holdings by county, or try the cemetery index.
  • VINE (Vital Information Exchange) – Indiana-related local history and vital records from Indiana’s public libraries, historical societies, genealogy societies, and related agencies.


Area Attractions

Sports & Entertainment

Business and Education

Health & Community Outreach & Involvement

Please be aware that in regards to some of the following community aid services, such as homeless shelters and food pantries, there are restrictions on who may receive benefits.  The following list is meant only to get you started.  If you need help and are unsure of where to find it, you may want to try the Lafayette Crisis Center’s First Call/2-1-1 service which offers information and referrals to local human support services.

Job Search

    Browse job categories or search by company and industry.  Job tools included, like a free career test.
  • Career One Stop:  Career InfoNet
    Find wage and employment trends, state-by-state labor market conditions, occupational requirements and a career library at this great site.
  • Career Key
    This free service helps people make career decisions and includes a 10-minute test.
    There are over 7,500 links to colleges, libraries, state employment offices, employment firms, and jobs with major employers.
    Search for jobs by city, state, or job title.
  • Employment Guide for People with Disabilities
  • JobHuntersBible
    This site supplements Dick Bolles’ book “What Color is Your Parachute?” with advice about internet searches and what to do if no job offers appear.
  • Learn More Indiana
    Its goal is to “help Hoosiers of all ages realize a better future.”  It provides information about a variety of occupations, including the nature of the work and job outlook.
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
    It provides information about a variety of occupations, including the nature of the work, job outlook and related occupations.
  • Occupational Outlook Quarterly
    It provides updated, practical information on careers and jobs.
  • O*NET Online
    Its mission statement is “making occupational information interactive and accessible for all…”
    A simple online resume generator. Enter your personal information and it will create a PDF.
  • BestJobsUSA
    Search employment ads from USA TODAY newspaper, including a free resume depository, a list of national career events, job posting, and a career store.
  • CareerOneStop
    Visitors are invited to access over 1 million jobs, post resumes, and find trade market tips.  This is a publicly-funded resource.
  • Dice Inc.
    Dice Inc. claims to be the “#1 job site for technology careers.”
  • EmploymentGuide
    This highly rated site has job listings, an extensive career library, employer information, and a career fitness test.
  • JobBanks USA
    It accepts resumes in ASCII format via e-mail for distribution at no charge for six months.
    This is a good starting point for a job hunt with features like Job Search News.
  • Monster Board
    It offers an overview of employers and several interfaces for job hunting.
  • Net-Temps
    Find both temporary and full-time positions.
  • The Wall Street Journal: Careers
    This database from the Wall Street Journal features job searches and numerous articles about careers, as well as resume tips and job hunt strategies.
  • LinkedIn Jobs 
    Leverage the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunity.
  • ZipRecruiter
    ZipRecruiter says it collects postings from several different job boards in one spot.

Book Repair

The following are a variety of internet resources on book repairs. We recommend consulting the YouTube Channel of Syracruse University Library which offers a variety of video demonstrations on a large variety of repairs.