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.
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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…

The East Chicago Public Library is partnering with Washington Elementary School to promote literacy to students. Our ultimate goal is to help foster a love for reading in all students. Each week, the ECPL staff reads to all of the classes. We are excited about this wonderful collaboration and we hope to leave a lasting impression about the importance of reading with all students. Special thank you to Principal Andrea Hogan and Mrs. Sylvia Alvarez!
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A to Z Database Flyer about Food
Crochet and Knitting flyer
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ECPL book dragons flyer

Local Author to Host Book Discussion at ECPL Read more…
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

THANK YOU!

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East Chicago Public Library bids farewell to two amazing people as they retire. Hortencia Gonzalez and Rosa Barrientez. Hortencia retires after 44 years of service and Rosa retires after 33 years of service. They each have brought greatness to the library, from their keen eyes to their blessed hands. One of the many things that will be missed is their incredible displays that they’ve assembled in the Templeton Gallery. Job well done to both of these incredible ladies for their dedication, service and humility. Thank you for all you’ve given, you both will be truly missed. Best of luck on your retirement.
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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

Mobile Print Service

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Little Free Library
Be sure to stop in and take a book from our Little Free Library! It's absolutely free!! Come in today!!