Welcome to the East Chicago Public Library

Online Meeting Room Reservations at the Library

Patrons may now reserve meeting rooms at the East Chicago Public Library online through the library website. If you wish to reserve a room, or read our meeting room reservation policy, go to www.ecpl.org and choose Meeting Rooms from the Services menu. Read More…

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Fall Book Sale Flyer
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Christmas Fair Flyer
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Family Movie Matinee Flyer
A to Z Database Flyer about Food
Crochet and Knitting flyer
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ECPL book dragons flyer

Local Author to Host Book Discussion at ECPL Read more…
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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Text READ to 57838 to Opt In
Stay in the loop on the latest happenings @ the ECPL!

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Congratulations to our November Employee of the Month, Latonya Hicks! She is the Head of Public Relations at the East Chicago Public Library. The award recognizes Latonya for making a positive contribution to the success of the East Chicago Public Library! Thank you for all that you do to assist in the everyday operations for the East Chicago Public Library! We appreciate your hard work, dedication and commitment. Great job Latonya S. Hicks and keep up the good work! #getinvolved #ecplrocks

Document Station

Mobile Print Service

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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!!

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.