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 […]


All Library Locations Closed

Friday, March 13, 2020 Dear Valued Patrons and Evanston Residents, After carefully considering a multitude of factors and the rapidly changing news and best practices around novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all Evanston Public Library locations will be closed to the public beginning today through at least Sunday, April 12. We made this difficult decision in service […]



Service Improvement for Your Digital Library

Do you love e-books or e-audiobooks? Do you love the Libby app? Do you dislike it when all of your holds become available in the same week and there is not enough time to read them all? There have been some recent changes to Libby that will help make sure you’re able to read the […]



Robert Crown Library Branch Opens on Saturday, February 29

Evanston has a brand new Library branch and the Evanston Public Library welcomes everyone to explore this community gathering space located in the new Robert Crown Community Center. The Robert Crown Library opens on Saturday, February 29, at the corner of Main Street and Dodge Avenue. It is filled with glass and light and the […]


Read 2020 February Romance

It’s February, and time for some ROMANCE! If you’re new to the genre, we recommend this fantastic article from Bustle. You probably have some preconceived notions about what Romance novels are – men with long hair and ripped-open, flowy shirts as rather bosom-y women look on in a near-faint. And yes, this is true of […]


How To Listen to a Podcast

How To Listen to a Podcast With the launching of the Evanston Public Library’s podcast, The Check Out, it’s time for a review of how to use this wonderful entertainment and communication tool, the podcast. Think of it as the key to an incredible new treasury of ideas, advice, and entertainment, like a radio station […]


“The Check Out” Podcast Features People of Evanston

Evanston Public Library launched The Check Out on January 14, 2020, a podcast that introduces listeners to Evanston residents or people working in Evanston who are actively engaged in making the community better, and other noteworthy pursuits. The podcast, hosted by EPL Community Engagement Coordinator Jill Schacter, features interviews with Evanstonians involved in fields such […]