The Evanston Public Library (EPL) has two locations, the Main Library at 1703 Orrington Ave. and the Robert Crown Branch Library, inside the Robert Crown Community Center at 1801 Main Street, as well as an extensive digital collection always available for streaming and download at Library cards are free to Evanston residents and businesses, and allow patrons to borrow materials from EPL and 22 neighboring libraries. EPL also offers more than 1,000 programs every year, from book discussions to tech help, lectures to DIY crafts, for all ages and interests, plus a growing Spanish-language collection and dozens of bilingual programs every year.

Main Library Information Desk: (847) 448-8600

Robert Crown Branch Library: (847) 448-8101

1703 Orrington Ave.

  • Monday to Thursday: 10am - 8pm
  • Friday to Saturday: 9am - 6pm
  • Sunday: 12pm - 6pm