Computers & Internet


  • Computers are available for adults, teens, and kids.
  • A library card is not required.
  • Public internet computers are available at the Main (downtown) Library and at Robert Crown Library Branch during open library hours.
  • Computer sessions are one hour long.
  • Wheelchair accessible computer stations are available at all library locations.

To learn more about our Internet Policy & Guidelines for the Public.


  • Printing is available from any public internet library computer.
  • Wi-Fi Printing is also available. Prints need to be picked at the 3rd Floor Help Desk at the Main (downtown) Library or at the Robert Crown Library Branch Help Desk.
  • Printing Costs:
    • Black and White: 20¢ a page
    • Color: 50¢ a page
    • Pay by cash or credit card


  • A copy machine is located on each floor of the Main (downtown) Library and in the Robert Crown Library Branch.
  • Copying Costs:
    • Black and White: 10¢ a page
    • Color copies are not available
    • Pay by cash only

Scanning & Faxing

  • Scanning & Faxing are free of charge.
  • A scanner and fax machine is located on the 3rd floor of the Main (downtown) Library and also at the Robert Crown Library Branch.
  • Scanned documents can be saved to a USB/flash drive, emailed, or printed.
  • Normal print charges apply to printed scans.
  • Faxes can be sent, but they can not be received at the Library

Laptops to Check Out 

  • Laptop Vending Machine: Evanston Public Library cardholders can borrow a laptop from our Laptop Vending Machine located in the Robert Crown Community Center.
  • Job Search Tech Kit: If you need a laptop to search for a job, Evanston Public Library cardholders can borrow a Job Search Tech Kit containing a Chromebook, a Wi-Fi hotspot and an Employment Kit Startup Guide to help with their job search. Kits check out for 28 days and can be renewed two times availability permitting.

Wi-Fi Access

  • Wi-Fi access is available at all Library locations.
  • The network name is EPL-WIFI.
  • You can check out a Wi-Fi Hotspot for at home use.
  • Additionally, you can find free Wi-Fi locations in Evanston on this map.

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