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

Build a Better World with the Peyton Heart Project

Crocheted Heart
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 12 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Join together on a mission of kindness.  This program will introduce a Peyton Heart Project Ambassador who works to bring awareness to bullying, suicide and mental health issues.  Learn to make a variety of hearts with special messages that "every life matters" and spread the message in your community. 

Enter the World of Chess

Knight, Queen and Rook Chess Pieces
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Wednesday, July 12 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Build your chess skills where the aim of the game is to use your army to capture the enemy King.  Learn board setup, names and directions for pieces and defending your King.  If you already have the basics down, come and challenge others.

Pallets and Punch

Abstract Painting
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Rooms A & B
Wednesday, July 12 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Paint your own world with step by step instruction from Alisha Clinkenbeard of Canvas Precision while enjoying punch and simple horderves.  Registration is required. Please call 812-235-2121 for additional information.

Mother Goose on the Loose at West Ages 0-5

Mother Goose with Two Gooslings
West Branch
West Branch Meeting Room B
Tuesday, July 25 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 at 11:00.

"Band" Together with the Max Power Trio

Colorful Guitar
West Branch
West Branch Shelter
Wednesday, July 26 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
"Band" together in West Terre Haute as we build a better community with the power of music.  Max Power Trio plays a mix of blues and classic rock appealing to all ages.  Take time this summer to build relationships sharing fun at this outdoor musical event.Refreshments will be served.