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
- Tippecanoe County Government – Includes election results, department information, employment opportunities, census info, and court records.
- City of Lafayette
- Lafayette Police Department – Neighborhood crime statistics, fugitive listings.
- City of West Lafayette
- IN.gov – Information about teaching licenses, road construction maps, BMV Rapid Renewal, and county statistics for Indiana. See Indiana road conditions.
- Indiana Code – Search the Indiana Code and pending legislation. Search by code number or by keyword search. Check here for building code information.
- Indiana Court Forms – PDF and Word copies of common legal forms like DIVORCE, NAME CHANGE, and CHILD CUSTODY MODIFICATION.
- Indiana Department of Education – Find education statistics, including ISTEP scores by school or corporation.
- Indiana General Assembly – Search bills, pending legislation, and the Indiana Code.
- Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry – A searchable regristry of Indiana sex and violent offenders.
- STATS Indiana – Census information, with maps and graphs.
- Bureau of Motor Vehicles – Driver Information and online license renewal
- Dept of Workforce Development – Unemployment, work regulations, and job search help.
- SNAP – Learn about and apply for food assistance
- Government Agencies – A list of all federal departments, agencies, courts, and other offices.
- Citizenship and Immigration Service – Immgiration as well as international adoption
- Travel.State.Gov – Information for international travelers, including passport services and travel advisories
- Guide to Law Online – Compiles links to federal and state laws and regulations.
- Food and Drug Administration – Learn about food safety, vaccines, and drug information.
- Recalls.gov – Learn about product safety recalls
- Benefits – Learn about state and federal benefits like unemployment, Head Start, and more.
- 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.
- Journal and Courier
- Lafayette Online
- Tipppecanoe County GIS – Analyze features of the county, including: parcels, topography, utilities, etc.
- WLFI Channel 18
- Sycamore Review – Nonprofit Journal of the Arts
- Tippecanoe Arts Federation
- Lafayette-West Lafayette Convention and Visitors Bureau – Coming to town and wondering what there is to do? Includes an events calendar, info or lodging and dining, maps and more.
- Tippecanoe County Historical Association – TCHA is home to the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon.
- Imagination Station
- Wolf Park – Located in nearby Battleground, Wolf Park is home to several packs of gray wolves, foxes, bison and a coyote. The park is dedicated to education, research, and conservation. Check out the Wolf Howl night!
- VisitIndiana – The official tourism site of the state of Indiana, complete with the ability to browse many attractions and seasonal events across the state.
- Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs
- Angel Mounds
- Blue Spring Caverns
- Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
- Conner Prairie
- Deep River Waterpark
- Eitelgorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
- Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
- Hannah Lindahl Children’s Museum
- Holiday World Theme Park
- Indiana Beach
- Indiana State Museum
- Indiana Transportation Museum
- Indianapolis Museum of Art
- Indianapolis Zoo
- Joseph Moore Museum
- Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
- Marengo Cave
- Mathers Museum of World Cultures
- Northern Indiana Center for History
- President Benjamin Harrison Home
- Richmond Art Museum
- Snite Museum of Art
- Squire Boone Caverns
- Studebaker National Museum
- Swope Art Museum
- Wylie House Museum
Sports & Entertainment
- Battle Ground Saddle Club
- Birk Boilermaker Golf Complex
- Coyote Crossing Golf Course
- Dayton Summer Recreation
- East Tipp Summer Recreation
- Greater Lafayette and Surrounding Area Girls Softball League
- Greater Lafayette Recreational Soccer Alliance
- Lafayette Boxing Club
- Lafayette 56ers – Little league football
- Lafayette Municipal Golf Course
- Lafayette Sailing Club
- Lafayette Ski and Snowboard Club
- McAllister Recreation Center
- Ravines Golf Course
- Special Olympics Tippecanoe County Sports
- Wabash River Cycle Club
- Wabash Valley Astronomical Society
Business and Education
- Harrison College
- Ivy Tech Community College
- Purdue University
- St. Elizabeth School of Nursing
- Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association
- Student Aid – Information about student aid and loans for college
Health & Community Outreach & Involvement
- IU Health Arnett Hospital
- Red Cross
- Riggs Community Health Center
- Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health
- Wabash Valley Alliance
- Lafayette OBDocs – Woman’s Clinic
- Healthcare Marketplace – Buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act
- Health & Human Services – More information about the ACA.
- Indiana Health Care Reform – Learn about Indiana-specific information.
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.
- Lafayette Crisis Center – 24/7 hotline providing a crisis intervention, suicide prevention, rape advocacy, and the community aid information/referral service First Call/2-1-1.
- Military OneSource – Funded by the Department of Defense to provide information and resources to help deal with military life.
- United Way of Greater Lafayette
- NICHES Land Trust – Northern Indiana Citizens Helping Ecosystems Survive.
- Tippecanoe County Humane Society – Listing pets currently up for adoption and animal care tips.
- Wabash River Heritage Corridor Commission
- Faith Baptist Church – Food Pantry/Clothing Closet
- Food Finders of Lafayette
- Lafayette Urban Ministry
- St. John’s Episcopal Church
- The Arc – for people with developmental disabilities.
- Mental Health America
- Wabash Center – for people with developmental disabilities.
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
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.
Search employment ads from USA TODAY newspaper, including a free resume depository, a list of national career events, job posting, and a career store.
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.”
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.
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 says it collects postings from several different job boards in one spot.
- Careers at Purdue University
Jobs are classified as: service/skilled trades, laboratory/research, information technology, clerical, and administrative/professional.
- Chicago Tribune Job Classifieds
- Indiana Career Connect
The state of Indiana’s free service to benefit individuals and employers.
- Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Find unemployment claim vouchers here.
- Indiana Star Job Classifieds
- Journal and Courier Job Classifieds
- Lafayette Help Wanted
Search for jobs and post your resume.
- WorkOne Lafayette
This is a Workforce Development’s local office. If you have problems finding unemployment voucher information, call them at (765)474-5411.
- Lafayette Adult Resource Academy
Helps develop job search, computer, and workforce skills, test preparation, and more. Located in former schools at 11th & Union St.
- Indiana Career Ready
This magazine provides information about employers, education, and training available in Indiana.
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.
- Air Dry Wet Books
- Cleaning Books
- Corner Repair or try a YouTube – Corner Repair
- Detached Bookblock
- Hinge Tightening or try a YouTube – Hinge Tightening
- Replace Endsheet
- Spine Repair
- Spine Replacement or try a YouTube – Spine Replacement
- Tear Repair
- Tipping in a Page or try a YouTube – Tip-ins
- Torn Pages or try a YouTube – Taping a Torn Page
- Additional YouTubes from Syracruse University Library
- A.I.C. – Caring for Books
- Basic Preservation (pdf)
- Book Arts – Preservation & Conservation Links
- Book Care for Bibliophiles
- Canadian Conservation Institute
- Caring for Rare Books
- Conservation Book Repair: A Training Manual
- Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts
- Glossary of Bookbinding Terms
- Northeast Document Conservation Center
- Preserving Books in Your Home Library (pdf)
- Preserving Works on Paper: Manuscripts, Drawings, Prints, Posters, Maps, Documents