Library materials may be renewed 2 times, as long as there is no pending request for the material. Our system will automatically renew eligible materials.

Materials that can’t be renewed are: “Most Wanted” books, Evanston Wi-Fi Hotspots, and Interlibrary Loan materials.  Library renewals are not permitted if you have a fine of $10 or more.

Phone Renewal

Call (847) 590-8706 to renew by phone. You will be welcomed to the renewal system and asked to enter your library card number.

Renewing Library Materials Online

Log into your account on the Evanston Public Library webpage.

  • Enter your library card number (or username) and password (PIN).
    If you have not set a password, the default password is the last four digits of your phone number.
  • Click “Items Out”.
  • Check the items to be renewed, or click the checkbox in the header to select all.
  • Then click the “Renew Selected Items” button. If an item cannot be renewed, there will be an alert on the screen.

How to Change Your Password or Username

In the Library Catalog click on “My Account”, then log in.
Click on “My Record” and then “Change Logon”.

Making the Font Bigger

This can be done from the browser usually under View at the top of most Internet browsers (each browser is a bit different.)

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