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The library is open while under construction. The front entry is closed. A temporary public entrance is available through the east-side doors, located near the drive-up book drop. Find out more about the renovation project...

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Phase 3 of Library Renovation

Phase 3 of Library Renovation

Phase 3 of the library’s remodeling began Monday, March 1, 2021 and is expected to conclude by mid-June, 2021 (the completion date is subject to change).  This project includes the following improvements:

  1. New front entrance and vestibule, both with nighttime lighting
  2. New canopy, with lighting, over the front entrance
  3. New Circulation Desk and Circulation staff offices
  4. New shelving and seating for the front lobby
  5. Carpeting, electrical, security and data updates

During this phase, the following temporary arrangements are in place:

  • The front plaza is fenced off and closed to the public
  • The front entrance and inside lobby area are closed
  • The public can access the building through the east-side doors, located near the drive-up book drop
  • Please park in the northern portion of the parking lot, where it is more convenient to access the library
  • Patrons will be directed through the Meeting Room and into the main library where a temporary Circulation Desk is set up
  • As many as possible of the regular services now available at the Circulation Desk will be available
  • The public bathrooms are open
  • New materials are located in the north lobby area, between the courtyard and main collection, opposite the temporary Circulation Desk
  • All other current services and departments are available and open, but COVID-19 restrictions remain in place and will be enforced

The library will make every effort to remain open during this project but reserves the right to close the building, if needed.  Thank you for your patience. Find out more…

Library Face Mask Requirement and COVID-19 Service Limitations

Library Face Mask Requirement and COVID-19 Service Limitations

Governor Holcomb has issued an executive order requiring Hoosiers to wear a face covering in most public spaces, through April 5, 2021. Read the executive order here. 

By order of the Michigan City Public Library Board of Trustees:

Effective April 6, 2021, face masks are required to be worn inside the library, until further notice. Disposable masks are for sale for $1.00 at the library Circulation desk and Reference desk.

Public seating, in-person the MakerSpace, study rooms, puppets, puzzles, blocks, and children’s AWE computers, and the Ellison die-cut machine, remain unavailable until further notice. All patrons are encouraged to practice social distancing.

Find out more about our coronavirus protocols here. Thank you for your consideration!

Dungeons and Dragons for teens on May 19
COVID-19 Vaccination Registration

COVID-19 Vaccination Registration

Hoosiers ages 16 and older are now eligible to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination!

If you qualify, click here to schedule your appointment or call 2-1-1 to schedule by phone. Please note: those under the age of 18 must have consent, and must get the Pfizer vaccination.

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

Tax forms: Unfortunately, the State of Indiana is not supplying print tax forms or booklets to libraries this year. You can call 317-615-2581 to request that state tax forms be mailed to you. Please leave a message on the voicemail. State tax forms can also be photocopied from our reference binder or downloaded at . Prints and copies made at the library are $0.15 per page. A state tax form binder for photocopying is available at the Reference Desk, and all Internet computers have bookmarks to the state tax forms. Computer sessions are limited to one hour per day.

1040 form booklets and instruction booklets are available at the library. Additional federal tax forms may be downloaded from or ordered by phone at 1-800-829-3676.

VITA Tax Assistance Program: The library is hosting the VITA tax assistance program. IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic income tax return preparation for those who qualify. If you are interested, please call Robin at 219-873-3049 and leave your name and phone number on her voicemail.

FreeFile: File your taxes online for free with IRS FreeFile! Go to to use free tax preparation software (for those with incomes below $72,000). Please note: computer sessions at the library are limited to one hour per person per day.

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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.

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Find Articles & Databases

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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.

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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.

Ancestry Library Edition

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FreeFile - Do Your Taxes Online for Free!

FreeFile - Do Your Taxes Online for Free!

Complete your federal taxes online and let the software do the hard work! Use free tax preparation software (for those with incomes below $72,000) or free fillable tax forms. Some providers have free state tax returns as well. Click here to find out more and get matched up with an IRS partner website.

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