Welcome to the East Chicago Public Library
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The Library's Mission


The East Chicago Public Library System is committed to meeting the diverse needs of its patrons and all of East Chicago's citizens through the exemplary provision of a full range of high quality informational, educational and recreational materials, services, and resources.
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New Hours, New Services and New Fees
Effective Monday, August 4, 2014, the East Chicago Room will only be open Tuesday – Thursday from 12:30 to 4:30 PM

Effective Monday, August 4, 2014, scanning services will be available ONLY at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. The service will be available Monday – Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM . The cost for scanning is $0.45 per page.
The administrative offices where the scanner is located closes at 4:00 PM.

Effective October 2014, the fee for the use of the meeting rooms at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive and the Pastrick Branch, 1008 W. Chicago Avenue will be $15.00.
Breast Cancer Exhibet
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month in recognition of  this, the East Chicago Public Library is featuring a display in the Templeton Gallery. Read More...

Get Your Homework Done!
Get your Homework done – Get Back to Your Life! Free Tutor Online @ www.ecpl.org

The East Chicago Public Library Youth Services Department is inviting youth to participate in the library’s
Tutor.com Contest. The contest will be held during the entire month of October at two library locations – the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive and the Pastrick Branch, 1008 W. Chicago Avenue. Read More...
Ready to Read Workshop
The East Chicago Public Library, Youth Services Department in collaboration with East Chicago Moms Taking Charge Program, will be hosting an Every Child Ready to Read Second Edition Workshop for parents. Read More....

Banned Books Week Display
Come celebrate Banned Book Week by checking out our display of Banned Books with explanations about why they were banned. Read More...

Hispanic Heritage Month Gallery

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Free Internet Access

Bring In Your WiFi Laptop or Wireless Device Today to the library and Enjoy FREE High-Speed Internet Access. Both Locations.

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MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
WELCOME TO THE EAST CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY- YOUR SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE


Knowledge is Power!
(Francis Bacon)

The only wealth that no one can take away from you is your knowledge!

The library provides free access to information, opportunities for lifelong learning and accumulation of knowledge which lead to improved quality of life. The library protects your right to read and right to know, it is a community commons for discourse and exchange of ideas. It passes the torch of civilization from one generation to the next and enriches the lives of those who come in contact with it.

Ophelia Georgiev Roop


The Library's Mission

The East Chicago Public Library System is committed to meeting the diverse needs of its patrons and all of East Chicago's citizens through the exemplary provision of a full range of high quality informational, educational and recreational materials, services, and resources.

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