East Chicago Public Library strives to be the technology partner and support for the entire community

Support for the Community

We circulate Wi-Fi hotspots. We provide free Wi-Fi and public computer labs at all of our locations and reading rooms. We have 14 free technology classes in the spring and fall. We also have a computer technician available to assist you, one-on-one, with any technology support or additional training you need, free of charge, twice a week at our Community Help Desk.   


Not only do we have computers for the public to use, we are also building a “Library of Things” patrons will be able to reserve and use.  We are adding new devices as well as new ways of reserving your spot. Please check back as our new devices come online throughout 2023. 

Wi-Fi Hotpots

Check out the Internet for
Home or On the Road

3D Printing

Coming Soon

Video Games

New Video Game Consoles in our Young Adult Area

Virtual Reality

Coming Soon

Laser Cutters

Coming Soon

Printing & Faxing

Available at Both Locations

Your Future Starts Here.

Computer Classes

We offer 14 different computer classes in three different class tracks. Classes are two hours long and taught once a week. In the fall, starting in September, classes are held in the afternoons at our Main Library branch.  In the spring, classes are taught in the evenings at our Robert A Pastrick branch. 

Basic Computers

Our basics courses are designed to guide complete beginners through how to use a computer. We teach everything from how to use a computer mouse to how to save, move, open,
and edit different types of files.

Productivity Tools

Our productivity classes focus on software typically needed for modern jobs. The classes are designed for beginners and include topics like word processing and spreadsheets.

Internet Technologies

Navigating the Internet is becoming a neccessary part of modern life. Understanding how the Internet works, and how to use it safely, is within everyone’s reach.