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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Congratulations to our November Employees of the Month Hortencia and Rosa!

Hortencia and Rosa are a joy to work with. They are hardworking, friendly and very helpful. I really appreciate that they are self-starters and they both can work very well under pressure. During their tenure at the library, they have created excellent displays and every event that we host is organized and executed to perfection with their help. I couldn’t ask for a better staff. I love their devotion and attention to detail. This honor is well deserved and I am grateful to have both of them in the Public Relations Department.

Latonya Hicks
Head of Public Relations

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!!