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Online library materials available wherever you have an internet connection

Online Library Access - Anywhere

Welcome to your online Lake County Public Library!

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Use your eLibrary Card (formerly Digital Access Cards) to access any of the resources you find here. If you have questions about using your card, just give us a call or use our Ask a Librarian form!

If your school is not one of those partnered with Lake County Public Library, tell your administration you're interested! Partnering with the library means that you get an eLibrary Card/Digital Access Card so you can use library resources right away from any location without ever setting foot in one of our buildings.

Research for Projects and Homework

Here we have a fine selection of databases for your research needs. English paper coming up? Gotcha covered. Science project? No problem. Anything you need to learn about, you can find it here.

Learn Stuff

Stream or Download Your Library

A little something for your devices. Need a novel? Grab it without leaving your chair. Want some music? Download it (Legally! Forever! For free!) from the library. Prefer to read magazines? We've got those too. All you need is your eLibrary card.

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Want More eBooks & Audiobooks?recommending a title for purchase is as simple as a few clicks

Help us decide what to add to the collection! Recommending an ebook or audiobook is easy and helps us make sure we have something for everyone. Here's how.

 

Visit Us IRL

Want to check out actual books or DVDs? It's easy to upgrade your library card. Just apply online!

Upcoming Events
Sun, May 09, 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. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Mon, May 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
How did one 1800s fort stay so well-preserved, and why does it still echo through Californian history? Find out in this live... more
How did one 1800s fort stay so well-preserved, and why does it still echo through Californian history? Find out in this live tour! Email address required to register!

Mon, May 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Griffith-Calumet Zoom Room
May features: "The House on Tradd St" by Karen White. Pick up a copy at the Griffith curbside and join us for a virtual chat! Contact us... more
May features: "The House on Tradd St" by Karen White. Pick up a copy at the Griffith curbside and join us for a virtual chat! Contact us at griffith@lcplin.org for event details.

Mon, May 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Together with PFLAGCP-NWI, we are hosting a support, education, & networking space for LGBTQ+ teens & their allies. TEENS (12-18) are... more
Together with PFLAGCP-NWI, we are hosting a support, education, & networking space for LGBTQ+ teens & their allies. TEENS (12-18) are welcome. REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ZOOM LOG-IN LINK.

Mon, May 10, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville Branch Library Zoom Room
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students.... more
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Tue, May 11, 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, May 11, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Dyer-Schererville - Dyer-Schererville Zoom Room
Teens are invited to play online games while we hang out on Zoom! Bring your game ideas! We will brainstorm future program ideas. Ask... more
Teens are invited to play online games while we hang out on Zoom! Bring your game ideas! We will brainstorm future program ideas. Ask how (TAB) can count toward volunteer hours!

Wed, May 12, 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.

Wed, May 12, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Teens are invited to play the popular game of deception, Among Us. We'll work together to find the imposter. Is it you? You seem a... more
Teens are invited to play the popular game of deception, Among Us. We'll work together to find the imposter. Is it you? You seem a little sus. Ages 11 - 17.

Wed, May 12, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville Branch Library - Zoom
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students.... more
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Thu, May 13, 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, May 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Travel back in time with Flat Stanley to experience life in 1850's pioneer California. Email address required to register!

Fri, May 14, 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. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Sat, May 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Highland - Highland Zoom Room
Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for Virtual Science Hour. Each month we will cover different science topics that are relevant to... more
Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month for Virtual Science Hour. Each month we will cover different science topics that are relevant to human health. Email is required to register.

Sat, May 15, 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, May 16, 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. bit.ly/LCPLstorytime

Mon, May 17, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville Branch Library Zoom Room
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students.... more
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Virtual class is for intermediate level students. Classes are free.

Tue, May 18, 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, May 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Hobart Branch - Zoom Room
Our May 2021 title is The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott. Pick up a copy at the Hobart curbside and join us for a virtual chat!... more
Our May 2021 title is The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott. Pick up a copy at the Hobart curbside and join us for a virtual chat! Contact us at hobart@lcplin.org for event details.

Tue, May 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Merrillville - Lake County Public Library Zoom Room
Join the Gateway Arch National Park to explore the cultures, landscapes, and animals encountered by the Lewis and Clark on their journey... more
Join the Gateway Arch National Park to explore the cultures, landscapes, and animals encountered by the Lewis and Clark on their journey to map the West. Email address required to register!

Tue, May 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
St. John branch - Zoom Room
Teens are invited to play the popular game of deception, Among Us. We will work together to find the impostor. Is it your friend? Could... more
Teens are invited to play the popular game of deception, Among Us. We will work together to find the impostor. Is it your friend? Could it be you? You appear to be a little sus. Ages 11 - 17