Serving Westchester Township, Porter County, Indiana 

 It is the mission of the Westchester Public Library to be a dynamic library providing free and unprejudiced access to knowledge and information to improve the quality of life, learning, and the economy of the community.
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Technical Services

The Technical Services Department is responsible for fulfilling the duties of material ordering, acquisitions, cataloguing, and fund accounting. All library materials are ordered, received, invoiced, and checked for defects in the department. Books, audio-visual materials, such as DVD’s, compact discs, electronic games, and CD books, toys, paperbacks, and periodicals are catalogued using MARC 21 format, Resourse Description and Access (RDA), and Library of Congress Subject Headings. Materials are then processed for circulation and sent to the Thomas Library, Hageman Library and Brown Mansion.

Technical Services is generally not responsible for the selection of material for the library. Material selection is usually performed by the supervisors of our public service departments because they interact directly with our patrons and their needs.

The Technical Services Department is located at the Library Services Center, 100 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, IN 46304. The department is located on the lower level. The telephone is 1-219-921-0964.


Technical Services is also responsible for inputting and maintaining the information in the library OPAC (online patron access catalog) so patrons can perform searches by author, title, subject, and keyword for library items as well as item location and availability. 

You can access the OPAC by clicking to Search the Library Catalog.




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