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.
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Introducing the hoopla Video Helpdesk, Available Exclusively on YouTube — hoopla Library Admin Site

With hoopla debuting eBooks and Comics recently, we wanted to share our newest resource, the hoopla Video Helpdesk. At this YouTube video destination, you’ll find helpful tutorial videos for hoopla for all scenarios from registration through individual device overviews. We wrapped them in this easy to navigate video series where users on Mac and PC can click the device they want to learn more about. Mobile users can view all videos in an easy to navigate hoopla Helpdesk Playlist. Please feel free to share this YouTube link for our new hoopla Video HelpDesk with users, friends and family.
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Book Reviews
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Light Up Your Holiday Spirit at the East Chicago Public Library
The East Chicago Public Library would like to cordially invite you and your family to join us for our annual Christmas festivities. This year’s Christmas program will be held on Tuesday, December 15 at the Main Library located at 2401 E. Columbus Drive at 5:00 pm. Read More…

Little Free Library
Be sure to stop in and take a book from our Little Free Library! It's absolutely free!! Come in today!!
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Library Page Job
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF REFERENCE AND ADULT SERVICES
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Black History Celebration
The East Chicago Public Library will host a celebration of Black History through literature, song, dance and verse at the Main library.
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Hoopla Digital
East Chicago Public Library Partners with Hoopla Digital to Give Patrons Online and Mobile Access to Free Movies, Music, eBooks and More Read More…

New Hours, New Services and New Fees
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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Library Hours

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

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

Donations

At this time, the East Chicago Public Library is not accepting donations of books or any other materials. Thank you.

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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