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.
Great Reads
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New Hours, New Services and New Fees
The East Chicago Room will only be open Tuesday – Thursday from 12:30 to 4:30 PM

Scanning services are available ONLY at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. The service will be available Monday – Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM . The cost for scanning is $0.45 per page.
The administrative offices where the scanner is located closes at 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.

Teen Poetry Slam on April 30
he East Chicago Public Library will be hosting a poetry slam contest for teens at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at the East Chicago Public Library. Read More…

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The East Chicago Public Library is pleased to announce that it now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons.. Read More…

History Room By Appointment only
Due to shortage of staff, use of the East Chicago History Room is temporarily ONLY by appointment. Appointments may be made at the Reference Department.
Women’s History Month Display
The East Chicago Public Library has mounted a special display in recognition of Women’s History Month.  Books, photos, and posters of notable women are featured in the display. Read More…

April 2015 Library Cinema
Main Library
  • April 13 – Night @ the Movies
  • April 14 – Family Library Cinema
Pastrick Branch
  • April 15 – Night @ the Movies
  • April 16 – Family Library Cinema


Newspapers On Line

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MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
WELCOME TO THE EAST CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY- YOUR SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE


Knowledge is Power!
(Francis Bacon)

The only wealth that no one can take away from you is your knowledge!

The library provides free access to information, opportunities for lifelong learning and accumulation of knowledge which lead to improved quality of life. The library protects your right to read and right to know, it is a community commons for discourse and exchange of ideas. It passes the torch of civilization from one generation to the next and enriches the lives of those who come in contact with it.

Ophelia Georgiev Roop

Free Internet Access

Bring In Your WiFi Laptop or Wireless Device Today to the library and Enjoy FREE High-Speed Internet Access. Both Locations.
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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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