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The Circulation/front lobby area is now open to the public! Public seating is now available, and the Computer Lab is open. The front door will remain closed until the new doors are installed. Please continue to use the temporary public entrance on the east side of the library, accessible from the parking lot 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 nearing its completion.

The Circulation and front lobby areas have re-opened to the public. The new material displays have been relocated to their permanent location in the front lobby. Public seating, tables and chairs are now available.

The front entry door and vestibule will remain closed until the automatic doors are installed. The date for opening the front door will be announced once it is finalized. Please continue to use the temporary public entrance located on the east side of the library, accessible from the parking lot near the drive-up book drop.

We greatly appreciate our patrons’ patience throughout the construction process, and are thrilled to welcome the community back into this newly-renovated space.

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

Find out more…

Jahn's Michigan City Public Library. Photo Courtesy Peter Siege

Helmut Jahn Exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Center

The Chicago Architecture Center is currently featuring an exhibit honoring the late Chicago architect Helmut Jahn (1940-2021). Jahn was the architect of the current Michigan City Public Library building. He later became a world-renowned architect, designing such high profile projects as the James R. Thompson Center, Berlin’s Sony Center, the MesseTurm in Frankfurt, Bonn’s Post Tower, and dozens more. Helmut Jahn: Life + Architecture exhibit explores Jahn’s career through imagery, sketches, models, and videos illuminating each project, including the Michigan City Public Library building.

The exhibit is free with general admission to the center ($15 for adults; some discounts available). It can be viewed from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily at:

Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Call 312-922-3432 or click here for more information.

Image: Jahn’s Michigan City Public Library. Photo courtesy Peter Siege

Donations Needed for Friends of the Library Book Sale

Donations Needed for Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Michigan City Public Library are planning a book sale for October 21, 22, and 23 at the library. Book donations can be dropped off at the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau at Marquette Mall, 4073 S Franklin Street, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Please do not bring donations to the library. The Friends of the Library are also accepting magazines, children’s books and puzzles.

Print from Anywhere with Mobile Printing

Print from Anywhere with Mobile Printing

Print documents and images wirelessly from any location using almost any computer or device, and pick up your prints at the library! Upload your print job via the Web, email your document to the printing station, or use the PrinterOn app for iOS or Android. With three ways to send your mobile print, it’s as easy as 1-2-3. Find out more…

Jahn's Michigan City Public Library. Photo Courtesy Peter Siege

Now Hiring: Circulation, Controller, Maintenance, Reference


Michigan City Public Library seeks a full time controller. Responsible for all aspects of financial activity. Member of three person senior management team. Responsible for human resource benefit administration and payroll. Supervises one assistant. Serves as Board Treasurer. Bachelor’s degree in accounting required. Experience in government accounting preferred. Send resume or apply at the Circulation Desk:

Michigan City Public Library
100 E. 4th Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

Circulation Clerk II

Two Circulation Clerk positions available! One position is full-time (40 hours/week) and one position is part-time (20 hours/week).

Circulation Clerks are responsible for a range of services including, but not limited to checking materials in and out, maintaining the patron database, monitoring patron behavior, and acting as the initial point of contact for customer service for the library. Find out more…

Maintenance Worker

Michigan City Public Library is seeking a full time maintenance worker – 40 hours a week with excellent benefits.

Pick up an application at the Circulation Desk, or download our application for employment.

Reference Clerk

Full-time (40-hour week), permanent position. Vacation and sick time, paid holidays, medical/dental benefits, and other benefits available. Some evening and Saturday hours required.

Responsibilities include providing customer assistance at the Reference Desk; computer/technology assistance; assisting with reference and readers advisory; making displays, booklists, and promotional materials in print and digital forms; monitoring patron behavior; shelving materials; and other duties. Find out more…

Apply at the Circulation Desk, Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. 4th St., Michigan City, IN 46360. You can download the application at

COVID-19 Vaccination Registration

COVID-19 Vaccination Registration

Hoosiers ages 12 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 the consent of a parent or guardian, and must get the Pfizer vaccination.

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