**DISCLAIMER** I'm a staff member at EPL.
We do NOT charge for new books. At one point we had a small rental books collection; this has been changed to a FREE "Most Wanted" collection, but is only for Evanston residents. All of the other new books (10 shelves worth) on the 1st floor are completely free, and can be checked out by anyone with a card from a near-by library.
The ONLY items we charge fees for are videos and DVDs in the main collection; $1.00. Children's videos and DVDs are free.
We have also added many new computers and a new online catalog since Emilia's review, and we are launching a major renovation of our Children's department which will be completed by Labor Day 2007. EPL also provides free wi-fi service at all 3 locations, as well as free downloadable audio and ebooks, free online access to back issues of all major magazines and newspapers, and a free online test preparation service.
We are quite receptive to purchase suggestions from Evanston residents. Please give us a call at 847-448-8600, or check out our website at www.epl.org