Come Visit the West Branch Library

West Branch

The West Branch Library has lots to offer including:

  • 7 computers with Internet access, plus WiFi
  • Best Sellers in Books and CD Books
  • New Books
  • A wide variety of DVDs and Music CDs
  • CD Books and Playaway books
  • Children to Teen books, games, and puzzles
  • PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii games
  • A great selection of magazines
  • Newspapers

At the West Branch we try to provide a wide variety of materials that will be of interest to Patrons of all ages.   Although we are a small library we try to make up for our size by providing a great selection and good customer service.

West Branch Interior

If you come in and don’t find what you are looking for, the staff at West Branch will be happy to put it on hold for you and have it sent from our Main library.  A book on the shelf at Main can be here at West in a day.  Books not in the VCPL system can also be obtained by using Interlibrary loan.  Our mission is to have you leave our branch satisfied and looking forward to your next visit.

In addition to materials West Branch also offers Computer and Internet access.  We have 7 computers available for Patron use as well as WIFI, so you can bring your laptop and get comfortable in our seating area while using our wireless Internet Access.  Printing is available with all 7 public computers.

We hope you will come and visit us at the West Branch.  It is our pleasure serve the Vigo County community.

Contact West Branch

626 National Ave.
West Terre Haute, In 47885


  • Monday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm - 8pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 6pm
  • Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Closed Saturdays & Sundays

West Terre Haute Information

New! Mother Goose on the Loose at West ages 0 - 5!

Mother Goose on the Loose Logo
West Branch
Monday, May 11 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more! Children ages 0-5.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Monday, May 11 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Traveling Tech Station provides hands-on experience using different devices such as an iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy Note, Nexus 7, Microsoft Surface RT, or Kindle Fire HD! Ask how you can borrow an iPad or Nexus! Or, bring your own device and learn about other technology resources in the community, such as computer classes, or free downloadable ebooks and magazines.

Block Party @ West Branch

Pile of Brightly Colored Blocks
West Branch
West Meeting Room
Tuesday, May 12 - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Come to our West Branch Block Party. Several different block stations for ages 8 months to 8 years will be set up by the Purdue Extension office for children and their parents/caregivers to enjoy as they develop math, science, social , physical, and language skills while playing with blocks.

Nature Tales @ West Branch

Illustration of Girl with Easel and Paint Brush in Front of Tree on Open Book
West Branch
Wednesday, May 13 - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Join Amber from the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department for a nature themed storytime and craft at the West Branch!

Craft This! Celebrating May

Paper Pinwheels
West Branch
Wednesday, May 20 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Adult crafts featuring old books, paper and other recycled items. This Library sponsored program will be held at the West Vigo Community Center.

Super Saturday Summer Reading Kickoff in West Terre Haute

The Lemon Brothers Band
West Branch
Saturday, May 30 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Join us for music and movies at the West Terre Haute Little League Ballpark. The Lemon Brothers Band will kick off the fun with an outdoor movie to follow. This is a free event for families in the community. Our summer reading 2015 theme is, “Every Hero Has a Story.” Adults and children can sign up for summer reading and get started towards our Vigo County Community Goal. Every minute you read counts towards reaching our goal and eligibility for fun prizes. Come and enjoy!! Questions call 812-235-2121.

Get the Story - Local Heroes at the West Branch

Cartoon Robot
West Branch
West Meeting Room
Friday, June 5 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Stacey Faith, Nutrition and Health Educator from Purdue Extension will discuss why eating healthy gives us the energy to be the best that we can be. Take part in a delicious smoothie-tasting demonstration and then it’s outside to meet our local First Robotics team 5188 and their heroic robot. This is a great chance to learn what robotics is all about.

New! Mother Goose on the Loose at West ages 0 - 5!

Mother Goose on the Loose Logo
West Branch
Monday, June 8 - 11:00 am to 11:30 am

Join us for an interactive storytime with books, songs, rhymes, musical instruments and more! Children ages 0-5.

Craft This! Who's your Hero?

Paper Pinwheels
West Branch
Wednesday, June 17 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Adult craft program using old books, paper and other recycled materials.

Soapy Science Heroes - Bubble Fest

Little Girl Blowing Bubbles
West Branch
Wednesday, June 17 - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

It’s time for some serious mad science and a WHOLE lot of bubbles! Join in on this soapy science adventure and create bubbles in all different forms. If you like to experiment and play chemist, or if you just like to blow bubbles, then this is the day for you!

This event will be outdoors and kids may get wet, please wear weather appropriate clothing. Super bubble blowers of all ages welcome!