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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Holiday Closing – Fourth of July

The East Chicago Public Library system will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
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: Owens, Penn, Clemente and Marktown.
Regular library hours will resume Thursday, July 5 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 the library for community centers hours.
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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Congratulations to our July Employee of the Month Valerie!
Valerie works in the Reference Department. She has a calm way about her that patrons respond well to. They ask for her by name knowing she will help them to the fullest of her ability. Whether it comes to teaching a computer class or showing patrons how to create a fun craft, Val gives her best effort with patience and kindness. She is a pleasure to work with and I’m glad to have her as a part of the reference team.

-Lacey Klemm, Associate Director of Reference Services
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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.

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