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A calendar with a clock. Make an appointment!

Visit the Library

Walk-in hours are rolling out to all the branches over the next few weeks! If your branch is not yet offering walk-in hours, just call before you visit. You can come into the building for:

Computer Use

Grab & Go (browsing and fax/copier use) 

You can schedule a library visit up to 7 days in advance, or right when you pull up if you're feeling lucky.

Be sure to check out the rules and FAQ to make your visit as smooth as possible. Note: You do not need an appointment to use curbside pickup! See our curbside hours.

Ready to schedule? Call your branch using the number below.

Building Access Hours:

Note: Hours are subject to change based on staff availability.

No appointment needed! You can walk right in or use curbside pickup.

Cedar Lake

Today's hours

We're open 11:00AM to 7:00PM

Mon, Oct 19 Closed
Tue, Oct 20 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Oct 21 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Oct 22 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Oct 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 25 Closed

Branch manager
Jon
Address
10010 W. 133rd Ave.
Cedar Lake
, IN 46303
Tel: 219-374-7121

No appointment needed! You can walk right in or use curbside pickup.

Dyer-Schererville

Today's hours

We're open 11:00AM to 7:00PM

Mon, Oct 19 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Oct 20 Closed
Wed, Oct 21 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Oct 22 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Oct 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 25 Closed

Branch manager
Chris
Address
1001 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Schererville
, IN 46375
Tel: 219-322-4731

No appointment needed! You can walk right in or use curbside pickup.

Griffith-Calumet Twp

Today's hours

We're open 11:00AM to 7:00PM

Mon, Oct 19 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Oct 20 Closed
Wed, Oct 21 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Oct 22 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Oct 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 25 Closed

Branch manager
Beth
Address
1215 E. 45th Ave.
Griffith
, IN 46319
Tel: 219-838-2825

No appointment needed! You can walk right in or use curbside pickup.

Highland

Today's hours

We're open 11:00AM to 7:00PM

Mon, Oct 19 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Oct 20 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Oct 21 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Oct 22 Closed
Fri, Oct 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 25 Closed

Branch manager
Jane
Address
2841 Jewett St
Highland
, IN 46322
Tel: 219-838-2394

No appointment needed! You can walk right in or use curbside pickup.

Hobart

Today's hours

We're open 11:00AM to 7:00PM

Mon, Oct 19 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Oct 20 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Oct 21 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Oct 22 Closed
Fri, Oct 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 25 Closed

Branch manager
Jo
Address
100 N. Main St.
Hobart
, IN 46342
Tel: 219-942-2243

No appointment needed! You can walk right in or use curbside pickup.

Lake Station-New Chicago

Today's hours

We're open 11:00AM to 7:00PM

Mon, Oct 19 Closed
Tue, Oct 20 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Oct 21 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Oct 22 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Oct 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 25 Closed

Branch manager
Julie
Address
2007 Central Ave.
Lake Station
, IN 46405
Tel: 219-962-2409

No appointment needed! You can walk right in or use curbside pickup.

Merrillville

Today's hours

Closed

Mon, Oct 19 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Oct 20 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Oct 21 Closed
Thu, Oct 22 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Oct 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 25 Closed

Branch manager
Erika
Address
1919 W. 81st Ave.
Merrillville
, IN 46410
Tel: 219-769-3541

Please call ahead to schedule your library visit!

Munster Branch Munster: 219-836-8450

MON & TUES: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WED: CLOSED (curbside only)

THURS: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

FRI & SAT: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

SUN: CLOSED 

No appointment needed! You can walk right in or use curbside pickup.

St. John

Today's hours

We're open 11:00AM to 7:00PM

Mon, Oct 19 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Oct 20 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Oct 21 11:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Oct 22 Closed
Fri, Oct 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Oct 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Oct 25 Closed

Branch manager
Holly
Address
9450 Wicker Ave.
St. John
, IN 46373
Tel: 219-365-5379

Know Before You Go:

Rules for Library Appointments

face mask

1: Facial coverings are required.

  • Face coverings (masks) must be worn at all times within library buildings
  • Face coverings must cover your mouth and nose
  • Face coverings include scarves, bandanas, masks, or any other fabric covering that can be worn over your mouth and nose. 

2: Appointments may be made up to 7 days in advance.

3: Appointments are for 1 hour per day.

4: Only one appointment on the books at a time.

  • There is a 24-hour waiting period after the end of one appointment before another may be booked. This is to ensure equal access to our limited resources. 

5: Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

6: Only one person per appointment unless:

  • You are under 16 years old (an adult is required)
  • You need a helper (ie, a translator, technical help for computers, etc)
    • You must let us know at the time of booking if someone will accompany you

7: Arrive on time. Your time will not be extended if you're late.

8: You will need your library card number and PIN to log on to a computer.

9: Practice social distancing.

  • Maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and other people in the building, including library staff. 
  • Staff will not be able to provide "over the shoulder" assistance as we will be maintaining the recommended distance.

10: If you feel sick, stay home. There is no penalty for canceling library appointments!

Appointment FAQs:

Why do I have to make an appointment?

Library appointments make it easy to control the number of people in the building so that we can comply with CDC guidelines for physical distancing. Appointments also mean you don't have to take a chance on all the computers being taken when you arrive at the library. No standing in line, no congregating in waiting areas, no wasted trips. It's convenient and safe!

What if I can't wear a mask? It's not that I don't want to...

Please let us know when you schedule your appointment if you are unable to wear a mask. We're happy to work with you to come up with a solution that allows you to access the services you need.

Can I print during my appointment?

You must make a computer appointment in order to print (computer use is not available during Grab & Go appointments). You may print up to 25 pages per appointment. Charges will be added to your library account once per month. We can not accept money during appointments.

What can I do during a Grab & Go appointment?

You can browse our shelves and check out library materials. You can also use the copier or fax machine. Note that toys will not be available in the children's area.

Computer use requires a separate computer appointment.

Upcoming Events
Thu, Oct 22, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All... more
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All books are available on Hoopla or Overdrive.

Fri, Oct 23, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer... more
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety.

Sat, Oct 24, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books... more
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Sun, Oct 25, 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer... more
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety.

Mon, Oct 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join us as we talk to the Paranormal Moms Society about their work investigating ghostly phenomenon in the area. Ages 10 and up. An... more
Join us as we talk to the Paranormal Moms Society about their work investigating ghostly phenomenon in the area. Ages 10 and up. An email address is necessary to register.

Tue, Oct 27, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books... more
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Tue, Oct 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville Library - Zoom
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Small Great Things." Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up during curbside hours at... more
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Small Great Things." Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up during curbside hours at Dyer-Schererville a month prior to the event.

Wed, Oct 28, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children from birth through 23 months and a caregiver are invited to tune in weekly for a 10 to 15-minute lapsit program that fosters... more
Children from birth through 23 months and a caregiver are invited to tune in weekly for a 10 to 15-minute lapsit program that fosters child development and pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Oct 29, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All... more
Children in mid to upper elementary school grades are invited to tune in weekly to learn about a book and hear the first chapter. All books are available on Hoopla or Overdrive.

Thu, Oct 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join a ranger in Crystal Cove State Park in California, and learn about tidal pools as she explores one live! You must have an email... more
Join a ranger in Crystal Cove State Park in California, and learn about tidal pools as she explores one live! You must have an email address to register. 

Fri, Oct 30, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer... more
Children in early elementary grades are invited to join us for a picture book reading. This special program will feature a longer picture book, read in its entirety.

Sat, Oct 31, 10:30am - 10:45am
Lake County Public Library YouTube Page - Bit.Ly/LCPLstorytime
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books... more
Children and families are invited to tune in for a short digital storytime. This session will last 10-20 minutes and will feature books and songs to foster pre-literacy skills.

Sat, Oct 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library - Zoom
This Halloween, join us on Zoom in full costume for our contest. Must have email and video capability. We will have prizes, so come in... more
This Halloween, join us on Zoom in full costume for our contest. Must have email and video capability. We will have prizes, so come in your best! *All costumes must be family appropriate.