Welcome to the East Chicago Public Library
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ECPL to Host Presentation for Reference USA Resource
The East Chicago Public Library invests in a variety of research databases for the community to use.
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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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Crochet and Knitting flyer
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ECPL book dragons flyer

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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Congratulations Mary Schons, June employee of the month

Mary has an infectious enthusiasm for her work. Most times before I can even ask her to complete a task she has already completed it. She sees what needs to be done and does it. Her programs and flyers are fun and creative. Mary is very patient and kind when working with all our patrons. She is a pleasure to work with.

Lacey Klemm
Associate Director of Reference Services
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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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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.