Welcome to the East Chicago Public Library

In recognition of Library Card Sign-up Month, from September 15 to 29, East Chicago Public Library patrons who have lost their library cards can replace it FREE of charge. Normally, replacement cards cost $5 for adults and $1 for children.  In order to receive a free replacement library card, you must bring in proof of East Chicago residency or your East Chicago school identification.  In addition, your record must be fine free with no overdue materials.

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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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New Hours, New Services and New Fees
Effective Monday, August 4, 2014, the East Chicago Room will only be open Tuesday – Thursday from 12:30 to 4:30 PM

Effective Monday, August 4, 2014, scanning services will be 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.

Effective October 2014, 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.
Labor Day Closing
The East Chicago Public Library system will be closed September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day.
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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...
Mr. Popcorn Workshop
Mr. Popcorn – Main Youth Services Department
September 3, 2014
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive

Mr. Popcorn will conduct a nutritional workshop. Erin Sherrow Hayes (Mr. Popcorn) is a Youth Family Nutrition assistant and is on staff at Purdue University Calumet.

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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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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


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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