Lake County is composed of seven independent public library districts.
You are in the Lake County Public Library district if you live in one of the following school districts:
• Lake Central
• Lake Ridge
• Lake Station
• River Forest
The other six library districts of Lake County are:
Crown Point Community Library
East Chicago Public Library
Gary Public Library
Hammond Public Library
Lowell Public Library
Whiting Public Library
Each library district is a separate governmental unit, with its own Board of Trustees, administration, staff, collection, and services, designed to meet the needs of the community that it serves.
While all of the libraries have similarities, each district also offers a unique mix of materials, services, and programs.
Cooperative agreements exist among most Lake County library districts, allowing residents to utilize an even wider variety of resources (ie, residents of the Hammond Public Library district may obtain a card that can be used at Lake County Public Library). Learn more about statewide borrowing.
Library districts are arranged above in alphabetical order.