Of all of the local branches of Lake County Public Libraries...the Central Library in Merrillville is by far my favorite. You can go on line and request materials in advance if you know what you want. You can also "search" for what you want. You can also do this at the actual library. The staff at the Central Library is always very helpful. If I had to recommend a branch of the Lake Country Public Library for someone to go to...this would be the one!