Recogida de Materiales Sin Contacto Ahora Disponible

¡Buenas noticias! Ahora estamos ofreciendo recogida de materiales sin contacto para residentes de Evanston. ¡Saque libros, DVD y más! Así es como funciona: Decida qué le gustaría pedir prestado de la Biblioteca a través de nuestro catálogo en línea o en consulta con un miembro del personal de la Biblioteca al 847-448-8630. También puede comunicarse […]


Contact-free Holds Pickup Now Available!

Good news! We are now offering contact-free holds pickup for Evanston residents. Here’s how it works: Decide what you’d like to borrow from the Library through our online catalog or in consultation with a Library staff member at 847-448-8630. You can also reach a librarian through email or IM, which you can find using this chat link. Place your hold using […]


Black Lives Matter

To the Evanston Community: The Evanston Public Library stands in solidarity with our Black community members. We grieve the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis. We condemn this brutal injustice, one of far too many killings that have preceded it, including those of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. We stand for racial equity […]


Readability Book Group Thrives During Pandemic

For some library patrons, the move to virtual programming has yielded some unexpected benefits. Since moving their meetings to Zoom and expanding from one to three meetings per week, the Readability book group at Evanston Public Library has seen their membership double. Readability is a book group for adults with mental and developmental disabilities which […]


Evanston Public Library’s Commitment to Racial Equity/ Compromiso de la Biblioteca Pública de Evanston con la equidad racial

The Evanston Public Library has issued a Commitment to Racial Equity statement  that defines equity and recognizes historic racism in Evanston. The Library’s commitment prioritizes strategic outreach to underserved populations and a breakdown of socioeconomic barriers; improving engagement with the community; reflecting the diversity of the Evanston community in Library collections; and developing a Racial […]


National Library Week (April 19 – 25): Serving Through a Pandemic

It’s National Library Week and we are continuing to serve the public in ways traditional and new. With services now gone remote, we’ve used our ability to quickly change gears and leverage existing technologies and relationships, so we can provide access to resources for all. “Our staff has spent a lot of energy curating our […]


Technology Classes in Spanish by Live Webinar

EPL Technology trainer Sergio Gonzalez continues to teach basic computer classes in Spanish via remote instruction during the shelter-in-place order. He says of the classes, “This is the best way to continue supporting our Spanish speaking residents during these difficult times. They want to continue growing their computer skills. It’s my duty to provide them the […]


2019 Annual Report Shines Spotlight on Diverse, Resilient Community

Quiero leer el informe anual en español. This year we tell the story of our Library’s year by focusing on the breadth of people we serve and who give back to us every day. Inside this Annual Report, the faces you see will be familiar — because the Library is all of us. Equity training […]


Hoopla Bonus Borrows and Recent Adds

Introducing Hoopla Bonus Borrows, featuring more than one thousand titles you can download and stream without using your four monthly borrows! Need help getting started? Explore Hoopla FAQs , our step-by-step guide, or contact us. New! Need a card? Evanston residents can get an eCard » Bonus borrows For adults Take time for you: A thoughtful collection of self-help titles […]


eRead 2020

We’ve made a few changes to the Read 2020 challenge to accommodate the governor’s Shelter in Place order and make Read 2020 more accessible while the library is closed. In addition to the linked lists for each month we’ve added linked lists of recommended digital content that the library owns and which meet the requirements […]