Eckhart Public Library

Item Requests

If you would like to request an item for interlibrary loan or for the library to purchase, please do so here

If you would like to request a meeting room or register for a program, please email our Information Desk at or call at 260-925-2414 ext. 120

Holiday Hours

Eckhart Public Library will have reduced hours around Christmas and New Year's Day. 

  • Tuesday, December 23: Closing at 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, December 26: Closed.
  • Saturday, December 27: Open normal hours.
  • Wednesday, December 31: Closing at 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 1 through Friday, January 2: Closed.
  • Saturday, January 3: Open normal hours. 
During DeKalb Central School's winter break, on weekdays when the Eckhart Public Library Campus is open, The Teen Library will open at noon. 

The Teen Library will open at noon on the following weekdays: Tuesday, December 22; Wednesday, December 23; and Monday, December 29 through Wednesday, December 31.

Need a book while we're closed? Our eBooks and downloadable audiobooks are always available!

December 17, 2014

Cookies & Cocoa Presentation: J. Roland Muhn, Auburn's Santa

The week before Christmas, Willennar Genealogy Center: A Service of Eckhart Public Library will be giving a presentation on Auburn's very own Santa Claus, Rolly Muhn.

Attendees will hear the inspirational story of Rolly Muhn, as told by Interim Associate Director Jenny Kobiela-Mondor. Cookies and hot cocoa will be served.


The event will be held in the Learning Lab at Willennar Genealogy Center on December 17, and will run from 6-7:30 p.m. 


Read more by clicking here.

December 10, 2014

Meet the Author: Barbara Olenyik Morrow

Barbara Olenyik Morrow will be here to discuss her new book Hardwood Glory: Sports Legend John Wooden and His Hoosier Roots.

Morrow will speak at 1 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. in the main library’s Close Community Room. Her presentation will include archival photos and highlight Wooden’s Indiana ties. Born in 1910, Wooden grew up on a Morgan County farm near the hamlet of Centerton, helped his Martinsville High School basketball team compete in three state championships, earned All-America honors playing guard at Purdue University, taught and coached at South Bend Central High School, and coached two years at Indiana State Teachers College in Terre Haute before heading to California in 1948. It was there, at UCLA, that he created a basketball dynasty and solidified his place as one of the sporting world’s greats.

Register by emailing our Information Desk at or by calling 260-925-2414 ext. 120

December 08, 2014

A-Door Your Library Registration Extended!

The deadline for the A-Door Your Library decorating contest has been extended to December 8!

A-Door Your Library is a new contest designed to spread holiday cheer while also raising money for events, services, and collections at Eckhart Public Library. People can decorate their door or entryway for the contest. Then, from December 8-13, people can come to Eckhart Public Library to see photographs of each entry and vote for their favorite entries at the cost of 25 cents per vote. In addition, a panel of judges will choose their favorite entries. There will be a Judges’ Choice Winner and a People’s Choice Champ in each of four quadrants of Auburn, with the quadrant division lines at Seventh Street and Cedar Creek. Winners will be announced on December 15.

Register today at the Information Desk at the Main Library!

Read more about the contest by clicking here.