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"It seems to me the book has not just aesthetic values-- the charming little clothy box of the thing, the smell of the glue, even the print, which has its own beauty. But there's something about the sensation of ink on paper that is in some sense a thing, a phenomenon rather than an epiphenomenon. I can't break the association of electric trash with the computer screen. Words on the screen give the sense of being just another passing electronic wriggle."

—John Hoyer Updike (b. 1932) American writer, Rabbit, Run, Rabbit at Rest


Welcome to the Elkhart Public Library District

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OUR HOURS ARE Mon 4 - 8 PM Tue 9 - 11AM 12 - 4PM Wed 9 - 11AM 12 - 8PM Thur 9 - 11AM 12 -8PM Fri 9 - 11AM 12 -4PM Sat 9 - 1PM

EPL Building

Elkhart Public Library District has begun working on a Memorial Garden and will be incorporating the already purchased Commemorative Bricks. It's not too late to have your personalized brick put into the walkway! 

Just print and fill out the Commemorative Brick Order Form and email to or drop it off at Elkhart Library 121 Bohan St. and see the already engraved bricks.


To sign up for the Elkhart Public Library Summer Literacy Program click the Kids & Teens folder in the Navigation Box (top left hand side of the website).          

Your library resources available anytime, anywhere:

 Borrow E-Books, Audio Books, Music & More!
 Use the SHARE search bar to request books!
Search SHARE catalog for:
Click the Heart icon to watch a how-to video on using the new online catalog SHARE




Click above link to learn how to borrow E-Books!

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In an effort to better serve our patrons, Elkhart Public Library District is conducting a survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take a few minutes to complete this short survey by using the link above. Thank You!

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Location & Hours

121 Bohan Street
PO Box 170
Elkhart, IL 62634




Mon. 4 p.m - 8 p.m.


Tue. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Wed. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Thu. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.  and 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Fri.   9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.