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

Visit our new GALE Resources page featuring dozens of online databases.
Learn4Life free online classes.

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Moms Taking Charge Workshop
The East Chicago Public Library, Youth Services Department in collaboration with East Chicago Moms Taking Charge Program, will be hosting a free workshop for parents. Read More...

Online Courses
The East Chicago Public Library now offers over a hundred Online Courses and Online Career Training Programs! Read More.

Calling all Preschoolers – Story Time
The East Chicago Public Library offers many programs to assist children in learning. Youngsters can get a head start by taking part in Story Time programs, which are offered weekly at the Main Library. Read More...
THE NOOKS ARE HERE!
The East Chicago Public Library now has Nooks available for check out. For all East Chicago residents with a library card in good standing. Each E-Reader requires a refundable deposit: Simple Touch $35.00, 8gb $75.00, 16gb $100.00. The checkout period is 3 weeks. For more information, please contact the Circulation Department at either branch: Main Library - Ph: 219.397.2453 ext. 21. Pastrick Branch - Ph: 219.397.5505 ext. 10.

In opposition to H.B. 1001 and S.B. 1
The East Chicago Public Library is on the chopping block because Governor Mike Pence has proposed (H.B. 1001 and S.B. 1) eliminating the Business Personal Property Tax as the top priority of his 2014 legislative agenda. Read More...

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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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