East Chicago Public Library

Welcome to the East Chicago Public Library

Our 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.

A world of reading awaits you

Library Hours

Friday & Saturday

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We're gearing up for the New Year and for Youth Winter Reading!

Just 30 minutes of reading each day can enter you into the drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. Go to
ecpl.beanstack.org to sign up today!
If you're looking for something good to read, here is Hena Khan, today's featured author. If you like the book cover, we have it for checkout from either the Main Library or the Pastrick Branch, and usually both. Come by for a visit, or use our curbside service! #WinterRead2021 #BooksLikeUs
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Enjoy the Marvel experience through Hoopla Digital.
To get started with your ECPL card click here at:

Distance Learning

For Ebooks click here at:
Hoopla Ebooks
For Music clicked here at:
Hoopla Music

Online Services

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Document Station

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Mobile Print Service

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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…
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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Hoopla's new Bonus Borrows -
Free to Libraries & Patrons!
In order to provide relief to Libraries and to provide more content to Patrons during this difficult time of sheltering at home, hoopla Digital  has curated the hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection.
This list of more than 1,000 top titles is FREE to Libraries - PLUS each Patron will be debited ZERO Borrows when they borrow any of the included titles!
In addition to these titles, patrons will also continue to have access to hoopla's full collection of over 750,000 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, comics, and more.
The Collection will be free to Libraries and Patrons through 4/30/20.
Click Here to access.
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ECPL Offers Free Wi-Fi, ELearning Workspaces for Students. Learn more…
The library has a 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
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