Evanston North Branch Library

★★★★☆
  • 2026 Central St

    Evanston, IL 60201

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  • 847-448-8600

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It is good to have library branch on the street with so many stores and coffee places. The selection is somewhat limited but it is branch not main place.

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It is good to have library branch on the street with so many stores and coffee places. The selection is somewhat limited but it is branch not main place.

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The facility itself is quite nice and I really like the underground parking in the winter. But with two hour parking limits, and staff that varies from extremely helpful to snooty I can only give them three stars.

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The facility itself is quite nice and I really like the underground parking in the winter. But with two hour parking limits, and staff that varies from extremely helpful to snooty I can only give them three stars.

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Evanston public library is kind of a strange mix of good and bad. The best thing is the selection of books - I've rarely not been able to find something here. They have multiple copies of a lot of items as well, and you can wander the shelves for hours and find all kinds of interesting reads.

They have a lot of music CDs as well, yet they're mostly obscure or classical/opera. Then they have a good selection of DVDs (not free to check out, but cheaper than most video rental places) which includes a lot of feature films. Many magazines and newspapers as well. So for books, you're covered, but for music it's a strangely specific collection.

The card catalog computers look 20 years old, but they work. The library's own web site is much easier to use, so I'd suggest looking up call numbers at home. It's relatively quiet, with many desks and couches to sit at, but nowhere is isolated if you want that for work.

For me, EPL is all about getting the books I want - not many more frills than that.

PROS: amazing selection of books
CONS: nothing special otherwise

4
★★★★☆

Evanston public library is kind of a strange mix of good and bad. The best thing is the selection of books - I've rarely not been able to find something here. They have multiple copies of a lot of items as well, and you can wander the shelves for hours and find all kinds of interesting reads.

They have a lot of music CDs as well, yet they're mostly obscure or classical/opera. Then they have a good selection of DVDs (not free to check out, but cheaper than most video rental places) which includes a lot of feature films. Many magazines and newspapers as well. So for books, you're covered, but for music it's a strangely specific collection.

The card catalog computers look 20 years old, but they work. The library's own web site is much easier to use, so I'd suggest looking up call numbers at home. It's relatively quiet, with many desks and couches to sit at, but nowhere is isolated if you want that for work.

For me, EPL is all about getting the books I want - not many more frills than that.

PROS: amazing selection of books
CONS: nothing special otherwise

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Evasnton Public Library is big and very well maintained with a good selection. The kids' section was not so impressive though. All the board books for the toddlers and infants seemed really old and worn down and I did not feel comfortable to give them to my toddler who chews on everything. You can rent good kids' videos for free though, I thought that was awesome.

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Evasnton Public Library is big and very well maintained with a good selection. The kids' section was not so impressive though. All the board books for the toddlers and infants seemed really old and worn down and I did not feel comfortable to give them to my toddler who chews on everything. You can rent good kids' videos for free though, I thought that was awesome.

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