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.
The East Chicago Public Library system will be closed Monday, February 20 in observance of President’s Day.
The closing applies to both the Main Library, 2401 Columbus Drive, and the Pastrick Branch Library, 1008 W. Chicago Ave. The closing also applies to the library’s community centers: King, Owens, Penn, Marktown, Clemente, and Heritage Hall.
Regular library hours will resume Tuesday, February 21 Main and Pastrick Branch hours are from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. Monday through Thursday, and 9 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday.  Please call the library for hours of service for the reading rooms in the community centers.
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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!!
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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.
Mobile Print Service
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Document Station
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Black History Event
The East Chicago Public Library in collaboration with I Too Sing America, Inc. cordially invites you to attend a program celebrating Black History Month.
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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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