Welcome to the East Chicago Public Library
The East Chicago Public Library system will be closed Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The closing applies to both the Main Library, 2401 Columbus Drive, and the Pastrick Branch Library, 1008 W. Chicago Ave. The closing also applies to the library reading rooms located at the community centers: King, Penn, 151st, Clemente, and Heritage Hall.
Regular library hours will resume Saturday, November 29th. , Main and Pastrick Branch hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Please call Joyce Martin at 397.5773 for the hours the library reading rooms at the community centers will be open for service.
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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.
Great Reads
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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.
History Room By Appointment only
Due to shortage of staff, use of the East Chicago History Room is temporarily ONLY by appointment. Appointments may be made at the Reference Department.

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....

Story Time
Parents can nurture their children’s interest in reading and help them get a head start on learning by enrolling them in the Story Time program at the East Chicago Public Library. Read More...

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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

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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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