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Board of Trustees & Director

The Board of Trustees typically meets on the third Tuesday of each month in the Library Board Room in the library building. Special meetings and public hearings may be held at other times. All regular meetings will start at 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month except for the January meeting which will begin at 5:45 p.m. following the Board of Finance meeting.

All meetings are announced in the local area newspaper and posted at the library (Community Board in entrance way). Except for executive sessions, all Board Meetings are open to the public. Minutes to the meetings are posted to the right.

Director

Ware W. Wimberly III

Board of Trustees

Jeff Knee - President
Bill Benysh - Vice President
Charles Miller - Treasurer 
Susan Baker - Secretary 
Mary Jo McClelland - Member 
Jim Widner - Member 
Kip Cantrell - Member

Board Meetings and Minutes

Click the underlined links for meeting minutes

Member Services

Printing, Copy, and Fax

Copier & Fax Policy

Prints & Copies:

Letter & Legal: One-Sided

B&W: $.15          Color: $.50
Letter & Legal: Two-Sided
B&W: $.25          Color: $.75

Ledger (11x17): One-Sided

        B&W: $.30           Color: $1.00

Ledger (11x17): Two-Sided

        B&W: $.50           Color: $1.50

Fax

$1.00 Per Sheet

Scan-to-Email

&

Scan-to-USB:

FREE

Interlibrary Loan

If we don't have it, submit an ILL Request form. WCPL participates in the Statewide Remote Circulation Service as well as the Indiana Share program, which allow our patrons to request and borrow materials from other Indiana libraries. 

 No out-of-state requests please. Specify format: Music CD, Audio Books, DVDs, Books, Large Print, etc.

 

Public Notary

The WCPL offers a Notary Public service. You will need to schedule an appointment with the Notary and follow our Notary Policy. The cost is $2.00. For any Notary Inquiries, please Contact Us.

Book Request

Can't find a title and feel like it's a book EVERY library should have? Submit a Book Request and we'll get it on our shelves. Please include as much information as possible to ensure we receive the correct book.

 Please specify format requested: Book, CD, DVD, and Large Print. 

 
Our History

Only thirteen years after Wabash was founded, the first library was established. In 1848, a collection of 300 books were available for the community. Librarian John U. Pettit had to pay for the books that were not returned with his own money. In the decades that followed, the library moved to the county courthouse, the old Wabash High School building, and Memorial Hall. The lack of a permanent space to house the library and the growing needs of the Wabash community led the Women’s Library Association and the city school board to reach out to the Carnegie Foundation for help.

 

In 1901, Andrew Carnegie’s gift of $20,000 allowed for the construction of the Wabash Carnegie Public Library. The building, completed in 1903, originally housed 3000 books. Today, that number has grown to over 85,000 items. Constructed in a Neo-Classical design using Indiana limestone, it is one of the oldest Carnegie Libraries in the state. Its beautiful architecture features a stained glass dome, protected on the outside with copper, and tall pillars. In 1972, an addition expanded the building from 5,000 to 14,000 square feet. To this day, WCPL adds new technology, databases, books, music, movies, and downloadable content to continue to serve and grow with the community of Wabash. If you would like to learn more about the library’s history, click here

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Welcome to the Wabash Carnegie Public Library. Since its beginning in 1903, Wabash Carnegie Public Library has been dedicated to serving the town of Wabash and surrounding communities. 

Mon-Thurs 9am - 8pm 
Fri - Sat 9am - 5pm
Closed Sunday

188 W. Hill St., Wabash, Indiana 46992

260.563.2972

general@wabash.lib.in.us

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