Want to schedule your curbside pickup? We are now accepting curbside appointments via our website. (Mobile App component coming soon).
We are now offering temporary digital library cards so you can have access to all our incredible resources! Click below for more. (You can continue using your current library card during this time as well. We’ll contact you as soon as possible. Due to the high volume of new card requests, your card number will be available within 36 hours.)
Access our programs below. Make sure to filter the location by “Virtual” to see all our virtual offerings!
Access your books, movies, music, and more from anywhere with one of our great mobile apps!
Get access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and more from anywhere when you’re a PCPLS patron.
Discover and access our wide variety of online digital resources with just the click of a button.
Search our catalog below
Patrons can check out a wide variety of materials with their library cards, not just books! Patrons also have access to resources like:
Please see the Welcome Brochure to find out more about our services.
Anyone who lives in our library district can get a free library card. Our library district includes all townships in Porter County except for Westchester Township.
If you don’t live in our district, you may still be able to get a free library card:
If you can’t get a free library card, you might be able to get a different kind of library card:
To get a library card, bring a valid photo ID to the library.
You can use your card right away to check out up to three items, use the computers, and check out ebooks.
Parents, if you are registering your child, you may provide your own ID. We will also ask you to pay any outstanding fees on your own card before you register your child.
You can choose any of our branch locations to pick up, check out, or return materials. When requesting materials through our catalog, please be sure you indicate at which branch you would like to pick them up at the time you place the hold. You may find the locations and hours of our branches at the bottom of our website.
Your PIN is the last 4 digits of the phone number you registered with us.
Becoming a patron at any of the PCPLS branches is incredibly easy! Simply visit your local branch and ask to become a card member. You can learn more about getting your card by visiting our Get A Card page!
The following carriers are supported:
If you do not use one of these carriers, you can still receive library notices by email or phone. You can edit your email and phone number and choose which type you prefer after clicking the Edit Account button.
The library thrives only because of the dedicated support of our community. If you want to learn more about supporting PCPLS, we invite you to explore the different opportunities available to support PCPLS.
The PCPLS mobile app lets you take the library with you no matter where you are. Through the app, you can access our catalog to search for your favorite books, movies, and other materials. Plus, you can use the mobile app to access our ebooks, emagazines, and other digital content.
The PCPLS app can be used with multiple devices. Currently, it is compatible with Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Amazon Kindle devices. To get the app, visit the app store you use, search for PCPLS, and follow the download instructions.
PCPLS is proud to offer several online sources for great ebooks, emagazines, audiobooks, and other great content. You can learn more about these services and features by visiting our Digital Branch.
PCPLS connects you to online databases for discovering new things, finding information, searching for jobs, and so much more. Our online resources and databases are full of great information and knowledge. Discover more by visiting our Databases page.