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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A library card is the coolest card – September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Library Card Sign-Up month is back at the East Chicago Public Library. We are cordially inviting all residents to sign up for a library card this month. Whether you are in need of a card or may have a damaged, lost or stolen card, come in and get one today!

This year, ALA has chosen SNOOPY as the Honorary Chair for the month of September. In addition to recognizing Library Card Sign-Up Month, the East Chicago Public Library is offering FREE library card replacement for East Chicago residents. This free initiative allows residents to replace their lost or damaged card. All you need is proof of residency, a valid State ID, Driver’s License, or Matricula Consular with your current address. If you are a child, please bring a parent/guardian or student identification card.

Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. Library Card Sign-up Month is a time when the East Chicago Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has one of the most important school supply of all – a free library card.

There are so many valuable resources offered at the East Chicago Public Library and they are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can also turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement.

Today’s libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where students can collaborate using new technologies. Please be sure to stop in and sign up anytime during the entire month of September. Let us assist you in your literary needs After all, reading is fundamental!

For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the East Chicago Public Library in person or stop by the Circulation Desk for more details.
CURRENT EVENTS
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Little Free Library
Be sure to stop in and take a book from our Little Free Library! It's absolutely free!! Come in today!!
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WiFI
The library has a new wireless login for patrons. Find us on your smart phone, tablet, or laptop at ECPL – GUEST.

Patrons accessing the library’s wireless internet will be required to agree to the library’s Internet Use Policy before proceeding to the internet. No Password is needed to connect.

Hoopla Digital
East Chicago Public Library Partners with Hoopla Digital to Give Patrons Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies, Music, eBooks and More Read More…


New Hours, New Services and New Fees
The East Chicago Room is open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 PM.
Please call the Reference Department to make an appointment if you need to work on lengthy projects.
Otherwise, if we have a volunteer on site or sufficient staff, we will be happy to assist you in the East Chicago Room.

We have free scanning from our Xerox machine. The Xerox machine is located in the front near the Circulation Desk at Main and the Pastrick Branch until 4:00 PM.

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.

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Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm
Friday & Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm

Newspapers On Line

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Donations

At this time, the East Chicago Public Library is not accepting donations of books or any other materials. Thank you.

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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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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