eBooks and eAudiobooks

The Evanston Public Library offers a digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks – accessible from the comfort of your home, 24/7. We have thousands of titles to choose from including fiction, non-fiction, youth, and classics. These titles can be downloaded to most computers and mobile devices, including smartphones, mp3 players, tablet computers, and eReaders.  They are automatically returned, so there are no late fees.  Need a library card? Evanston residents can apply for a library card online or at any library location. Learn more here.


Choose from hundreds of thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, movies, full music albums,  and more.  EPL cardholders can checkout 4 items per month from hoopla. New to hoopla? Read our complete, step-by-step guide to getting started with hoopla.

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More tutorials: Finding Children’s Materials | Finding ebooks in different lanugages | Reading/Listening in a Web Browser

Apple App  |   Android App

Digital Library of Illinois (Overdrive)

EPL is part of a library consortium called Digital Library of Illinois (formerly, MyMediaMall), which uses the OverDrive service to provide you with thousands of digital books. You can find them in our Library Catalog, or you can browse directly at dlil.overdrive.com/.
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More tutorials: Reading/Listening in a Web Browser

Get started with your device:
Kindle  |  iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch  |  Nook  |  Sony Reader  |  Kobo  |  Android
Get started with audiobooks

Apple App  |  Android App

Indie Illinois

This unique Anthology brings you the best books you’ve never heard of and delivers them to you electronically. Modern and historical novels comprise the “Fiction” collection while everything from business guides to personal memoirs make up the “Nonfiction” collection. From vibrantly illustrated books for children and relatable chapter books for young adults to international thrillers and mysteries for adults, the Indie Illinois: Discover Local Authors Anthology can be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

View collections from local libraries here.


TumbleBooks is an online tool for reading where kids can listen to books, read along, and play games. View a tutorial on YouTube: English | Spanish

Apple App   |    Android App


Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.
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