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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Congratulations to our October Employee of the Month Jacqueline Johnson!

Jacqueline has worked in the Technical Services Department for eight years. During this time she has displayed great enthusiasm to learn and grow professionally. I as her supervisor, appreciate the high level proficiency she has gained in handling the tasks assigned to her. Jacqueline goes beyond her duties as Technical Services Assistant Clerk. Jacqueline follows through on all assignments. Jacqueline is known to be soft spoken and has a quiet demeanor about her, and is always kind to her coworkers. Despite her quiet personality, she keeps the work environment light-hearted because she can be extremely funny.

Congratulations Jacqueline!
Ida Rivera, Interim Supervisor Technical Services Department

The East Chicago Public Library has announced its new punch card incentive program for patrons. The new patron rewards program will allow good standing library cardholders to receive a loyalty punch card that earns a stamp after every visit. Read more…

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Library Hours

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

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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.
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ECPL Announces Appointment of New Director

The East Chicago Public Library board recently announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Marla K. Spann as the new library director. Read more…

Document Station

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Mobile Print Service

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Little Free Library
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Be sure to stop in and take a book from our Little Free Library! It's absolutely free!! Come in today!!