To reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in East Chicago, all ECPL locations are temporarily closed until further notice. Online services and resources are open and FREE with a library card. 

Welcome to the East Chicago Public Library

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.


What is the East Chicago Public Library doing about COVID-19 ("coronavirus")?
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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 and choose Meeting Rooms from the Services menu. Read More…

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A to Z Database Flyer about Food
Crochet and Knitting flyer
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ECPL book dragons flyer
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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…

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Distance Learning

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Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-8:00pm
Friday & Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm

Online Resources

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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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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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