ECPL Services


East Chicago Public Library

Library Hours

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

The East Chicago Room is open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 PM.
Please call the Reference Department to make an appointment if you need to work on lengthy projects.
Otherwise, if we have a volunteer on site or sufficient staff, we will be happy to assist you in the East Chicago Room.

We have free scanning from our Xerox machine. The Xerox machine is located in the front near the Circulation Desk at Main and the Pastrick Branch until 4:00 PM.

The fee for the use of the meeting rooms at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive and the Pastrick Branch, 1008 W. Chicago Avenue will be $15.00.


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Computers may be accessed by patrons 16 years and older in the adult department. Patrons may provide their own blank computer discs or purchase them at the circulation desk for $2.00.
Computer print outs are .10 cents per sheet. If you bring your own resume paper it will still be .10 cents per sheet. Computers are on a first come first serve basis. One-hour limit.
Only the patron using the equipment is allowed to enter the room. Patron must have his or her library card to use the computers. All computer rooms close ½ hour before the schedule library closing.
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Public typewriters are available for public use at the Main Library. Patrons must register at the circulation desk. These are on a first come first served basis. All rooms close 1/2 hour before the scheduled library closing.

WiFi Use

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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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Volunteers from the VITA Program will be available at the Main Library beginning February 6 through March 26 to prepare taxes free of charge for all eligible patrons and members of the community. Although the service is free, appointments are required. Appointments can be made one of three ways: Call the VITA office at 219-794-1829, go online at or by calling the Reference Department at (219.397.2453 Ext. 12) . Appointments are on a first come/call, first serve basis. Any calls or walk-ins for appointments should be directed to the reference desk. Before an appointment is made, reference staff will conduct a small questioner. Please bring your completed tax forms from last year and any pertinent forms or statements that have been mailed to you this year when you come to your appointment.


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