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Phase 2 of the library renovation project is happening now! Due to construction, the meeting room is unavailable for reservation and the tutoring program is on hold. Both services will return in early 2020. There will continue to be no access to the Indiana Room and Genealogy. A temporary computer lab and Reference help is available in the east lobby outside the meeting room doors. Coming soon: small group study rooms and conference room, an expanded public computer lab, new seating, new carpeting, and more.  Find out more…

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Phase 2 of Library Renovation

Phase 2 of Library Renovation

Phase 2 of the library renovation project is happening now! This phase includes the creation of small group study rooms, a small conference room, an expanded public computer lab with new equipment, a renovated Indiana Room, a refreshed Learning Center, new lounge seating and tables with data and electrical drops, new end panels, and new carpeting. During construction, many services for adults are limited. The reference desk and a limited number of computer stations have been relocated temporarily to the east lobby, outside the meeting room doors.

Check out what’s coming soon and find out more about temporary service limitations here…

Become a Tutor

Become a Tutor

Do you enjoy helping others? Help us make a difference in your community! The Learning Center at the Michigan City Public Library is in need of volunteer tutors for children and adults. We have students needing assistance in the areas of: reading, math, high school equivalency, and learning English as a Second Language (ESL). All supplies and training are provided; we only need two hours a week of your time. You can make a difference with students of all ages! Contact Jessica Hoffmaster at 219-873-3043 or stop by the Learning Center for more information.

Tax Assistance Volunteers Needed

Tax Assistance Volunteers Needed

Each year the library participates in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. We are looking for volunteers to offer help at least one day a week during the tax season (Feb-April). The IRS provides some training and you must pass the VITA test through the intermediate level. Testing and training are online. There is a great need in our community for this kind of assistance. Helping can be very rewarding! For more information, call 219-873-3049.

Honor Someone and Support Your Library

Support the library and honor someone special with a suggested donation of $20 to the library’s Endowment Fund. We will honor the designated person by placing a decorative bookplate imprinted with their name inside the front cover of a book. Arrangements may be made to dedicate other library materials as well. Donors can designate the general subject or a library staff member will help choose an appropriate topic. It’s a great way to pay tribute to special anniversaries, school or sports honors, birthdays, weddings or memorials.

The Endowment Fund is a sustaining fund designed to enhance programs and library services. It is supported by gifts from generous individuals, businesses and organizations. For more information, or to honor someone, contact 219-873-3049.

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Get a Job

Get a Job

Find links to local employers and job search websites, get help with your resume, file for unemployment, and develop work skills.

Free Tutoring at the Learning Center

Free Tutoring at the Learning Center

The Learning Center offers free tutoring for children and adults in reading, math, basic skills, GED preparation, the English language, and college support.

Find Articles & Databases

Find Articles & Databases

Discover peer-reviewed journal articles, educational sites for kids, legal resources, study guides, and more.

Free Services for Teachers

Free Services for Teachers

Michigan City Public Library is here to help teachers! We coordinate with you to bring library services and materials to your students. Get access to eBooks and eAudiobooks, library tours, STEAM programs, databases, and more.

Connect with the Past

Obituary Index

Obituary Index

Index of obituaries that appeared in the Michigan City News Dispatch and earlier Michigan City newspapers. Covers 1887-present.

Michigan City History

Michigan City History

Learn about the history of Michigan City and find local history resources, including images, books, audio recordings, and more.

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Featured Resource: FamilySearch

FamilySearch is the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world, including records for billions of names. Michigan City Public Library is now a FamilySearch affiliate library, which allows users to access additional FamilySearch content from within the library building. To access FamilySearch within the library, please click on the FamilySearch icon on any of our Internet computers, or ask at the Reference Desk for assistance. FamilySearch is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Try FamilySearch now!

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