Come Visit the West Branch Library

Located next to the West Terre Haute Community Center, the West Branch is a single-level building with ease of access for all customers. The West Branch features:

  • A self-check out station
  • Self-service pickup for holds
  • A computer area with seventeen Windows 7 computers
  • Public Wi-Fi
  • An on-staff State Notary
  • A dedicated teen area
  • A dedicated children's area
  • A certified Nature Explore outdoor classroom
  • Two meeting rooms and a full kitchen available for reservation

Patrons to the West Branch can use their library card to place holds on items from either the Main Branch of West Branch to pickup at their convenience. Patrons can also check out an iPad Air or Nexus 7.

West Branch offers programs for all ages, including game nights, family movies, storytimes, homeschool programs and computer classes. Download the VCPL Newsletter for a complete listing of upcoming programs.


  • Large Print
  • Best Seller Express
  • New Adult Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Adult Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Circulating Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Books on CD
  • Music CDs
  • Parent/Teach Materials
  • DVDs for All Ages

For Children

  • Two AWE ELF Stations
  • Juvenile Fiction & Nonfiction
  • Picture Books
  • Boad Books
  • Board Games, Puzzles, LEGO and K'nex

For Teens

  • Teen Fiction & Nonfiction
  • XBox One Console for use in the library
  • Video Games

Contact West Branch

125 North Church St
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

Holiday Closing

American Flag
Main Library, West Branch
Monday, May 30 (All day)
All Vigo County Public Library Locations will be closed for the holiday.

Bookmark Makers!

Bookmarks on Star Background
West Branch
Wednesday, June 1
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Drop in to create a Summer Reading themed bookmark to keep and to share!

Bright Science, Bright Minds

West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room A
Monday, June 6
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
This special interactive show by Wonderlab will "brighten" the mind.  This visually exciting demonstration showcases colored flames, glowing liquids, and tricks with fire that will educate and entertain. 

Garden to Table

Vegetables on a Gingham Cloth
West Branch
West Branch Kitchen
Wednesday, June 8
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Freshen up your gardening game!  Learn to grown your own vegetables, prepare quick, easy summer recipes and stretch your food dollars at home.  Take home produce and free gifts from Purdue Extension.  Registration is required. Registrations can be made in person at the library, or by phone 812-235-2121 or 812-462-3317.

Nature Tales

Children Reading in the Grass
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, June 8
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Take a break from your busy day for a nature themed storytime. Create a fun, easy craft to take home.  Program presented by Amber from the Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department. Please call to register 812-462-3392

Zumba Kids

Silhouettes of Two Children with Paint Splatters in Background
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Friday, June 10
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Get in the game!  Move to the music during this one-hour Zumba dance party.

Traveling Tech Station

Electronic Devices on Wait Tray
West Branch
Monday, June 13
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Various tablets are available for browsing and questions, or bring your own device to get your questions answered.  Information on ebooks, streaming video, and online classes are also provided.

Word 2

Microsoft Word Logo
West Branch
Tuesday, June 14
10:00 am to 11:30 am
In Microsoft Word 2010, you will learn text, paragraph and page formatting. Please be familiar with the skills in Word 1.

Music Makers

Illustration of Children Playing Instruments
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Tuesday, June 14
11:00 am to 11:45 am
Come ready to move and sing!  Children ages 1-6 and their caregiver(s) can look forward to strengthening early literacy skills through fun and engaging stories, songs, and movement activities.

Bookmark Makers!

Bookmarks on Star Background
West Branch
Wednesday, June 15
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Drop in to create a Summer Reading themed bookmark to keep and to share!