Evanston Resident Borrower's Card
Permanent residents of Evanston over the age of 18 may apply for a Borrower’s Card at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Main Library, if they:
- Present a photo ID;
- Present a current utility bill as proof of an Evanston address;
- Pay a $50.00 fee per three months of privileges ($150 for one year of privileges);
- Provide a valid e-mail address.
Please note that the Evanston Resident Borrower's card does not include borrowing privileges from Interlibrary Loan, the Music Listening Center, Multimedia, Law, Health Sciences, Art, Core, or Reserve Collections. The Library is unable to offer permanent or remote access to our online databases, but any library guest can request a free temporary NetID (or "day pass") for use on the premises (see Guest NetIDs ).
Applications for borrowing cards are accepted Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am-5pm, and on Saturdays from 10am-noon.