Educator Services

Cardless Teacher Checkout

Teachers from Evanston schools or youth serving organizations can check out library materials for their classrooms or groups on a permanent account dedicated to their school. Let us select books, DVDs or STEAM Kits for you, or stop by the Main Library to make your selections.

Request Form

Teacher Checkout Rules:

*One checkout at a time of up to 15 items, including books or audiovisual materials related to the requested subject, is allowed. Exceptions may include seasonal topics (ex. apples, fall) or topics several classes are researching simultaneously.

*High demand topics are limited to 5 books and one DVD. Holiday materials are not available for teacher checkout.

*All items from a checkout must be returned before another teacher checkout is initiated.

*New requests/additions to the original request cannot be processed until all items from previous Teacher Checkout are checked in.

*Your school is responsible for any lost or damaged materials. Schools will be notified about overdue materials and billed if they are not returned by the end of the school year.

*Lending period is four weeks (two weeks for STEAM Kits). Returns are accepted to the Circulation Desk at the Main Library on or before the due date. The due date may be extended when possible, with advance notice.

* Please email questions or requests to: or call 847-448-8610.

STEAM-To-Go Teacher Kits (Science Technology Engineering Arts & Math)

Enhance your curriculum with one of our STEAM Teacher Kits.  Each kit comes with a classroom set of equipment, supportive books and a binder of curriculum ideas and additional resources. Kits available are: Drones, Ozobots, Sphero Bolts, *Little Bits, *Makey Makey, *Lego WeDo, *K’NEX Simple Machines, and *Snap Circuits. *Kits made possible through a generous Foundation 65 grant.


  • Fill out a STEAM Kit Request Form below
  • Limit one kit at a time per teacher
  • Checkout for four weeks, no renewals
  • Kits can be reserved in advance (Limit 2 pending reservations)
  • Kits can be picked up at the Children’s Desk at the Main Library and returned to the Circulation Desk at the Main Library

Request a STEAM Teacher Kits for Kindergarten-5th Grade

Services for Kindergarten – 5th Grade

To schedule or inquire about any services listed for grades K-5, please email or call 847-448-8610

School Tours

Bring a small group, class or whole grade to tour the Main Children’s Room or either of our two branches.  Tours can include a craft, storytime, booktalks, and/or an introduction to the library website or catalog. Let us customize to meet your needs.

Call us to arrange for booktalks on Rebecca Caudill, Bluestem or Monarch Award nominees. Get your students excited about these Illinois book awards where their votes count! We can also booktalk our very own annual 101 Great Books for Kids list.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)

Interested in introducing your students to coding, simple circuits or other hands-on STEAM activities that tie into your curriculum? Let us help create engaging opportunities for your students to explore STEAM.

Online  Resource  and  Research Tools Demonstration:

Library staff can connect your students to reliable research resources for their projects and help them wisely navigate the immense world of information. Demonstrations can be customized to your curriculum.

Teacher Assignment Alert

Send us copies of your assignments and we will post them at the Library, along with details about where students can find the information they need. Please fill out the form below to let Children’s Services staff know about upcoming assignments.

Assignment Alert for Grades K-5

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