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It is with great sorrow that the East Chicago Public Library announce the death of East Chicago Public Library Board of Trustees Secretary, Byron “Duke” Florence. He was a friend and dedicated member of the East Chicago community. He served on the library board of trustees with pride and dignity. He was a true advocate for the children of East Chicago. He will be truly missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. Please keep his family in your prayers during this time of sadness and bereavement.
Those we love don't go away
they walk beside us everyday.
Unseen, unheard
but always near
so loved, so missed
so very dear.

Sierra Software Update to Halt Card Catalog System at ECPL on Thursday, May 23rd
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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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Congratulations to our April Employee of the Month, Ursula Whyte. Ursula is an amazing person with such positive energy. She is willing to assist everyone and encourages them to be self-sufficient. Ursula is very charismatic and always promotes ECPL!

Leticia M. Romera, Associate Director of Circulation/AV

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!!

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.