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Events and Services


  • Local Authors' Book Fair
    Our Local Authors' Book Fair is Saturday, October 8th from 12:00 to 4:00 PM. Interested authors, click here for registration forms. Completed forms can be submitted in person, by e-mail to, or by mail to the address listed on the form. 

    Library patrons are invited to meet local authors, see what they are writing, and purchase their books. Authors will have the opportunity to network with other writers and acquaint the public with their work. The event is free of charge for both authors and patrons, but authors need to register by September 28th.

  • Navigating the Stormy Seas of Medicare
    Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 PM
    Are you in a fog about Medicare? Do concerns about healthcare costs in retirement loom like a thunderstorm on the horizon? Are you curious about which direction to steer your Medicare ship on the waves of retirement? Then join us for this free workshop.

    The Burgmann Insurance Group will be providing answers to your questions about Medicare. There are dozens of people willing to talk to you about retirement income, but few people willing to talk about retirement outgo. No registration is required.

  • 13th Annual Photo Contest
    You can submit your photos starting Monday, October 3. The deadline for entries is Monday, November 7. Click here for full rules of the contest. We'd love to see your photos,and you might just win one of the prizes furnished by the Edwardsville Library Friends!

  • Library Services Value Calculator
    Use this calculator to find out how much money you're saving by using your library card! Add up your estimated usage in each category of library materials and services to see how much they would cost you out-of-pocket.

  • 3D Printer
    We are now accepting submissions for 3D objects to be printed on the library's 3D printer, which was given to the library by the Edwardsville Library Friends. Please read the 3D printer policy and guidelines prior to submission. 3D printing limited to Edwardsville Public Library cardholders.

  • Consumer Reports
    Consumer Reports Online is now available through the library. Access Consumer Reports any time, anywhere with your Edwardsville Public Library card. Research new purchases with the newest ratings and reports for the newest consumer products.

  • Hoopla
    Hoopla offers access to digital movies, music, audiobooks, comics, and eBooks. All you need is your Edwardsville Public Library card. Look for the Hoopla app on your smartphones and tablets to use the service on the go. Read the latest issues of The Walking Dead comic on an iPad or listen to audiobooks on your phone.

  • Lynda
    Lynda provides thousands of online video courses to learn new personal and professional skills. There are courses for everyday applications like Microsoft Word and Excel. You can take courses on various social media services. You can learn to program new coding languages and even learn to make your own apps and video games with Lynda.

  • Mango Languages
    Learn a new language this summer with Mango! From Spanish and French to Icelandic and Urdu, there are 63 languages available on Mango--more than twice the number of languages on Rosetta Stone. We like Mango, and we think you will, too. Check it out!

  • ComicsPlus Library Edition
    ComicsPlus for Kids is a collection aimed at children only: Kids(5+) and Middle Grades(9+). This collection features nearly 4,000 issues catered to younger audiences!

    ComicsPlus Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any web-connected device. Set up an account with your Edwardsville Public Library card and start reading comics today....right now, even!

  • With Illinois Funds E-pay, you can now pay your library overdue fees online. You will need to log into your account through the library's online catalog. To get there, click "My Account" at the top left corner of the page. Click here for instructions.

  • Telescope Lending
    Telescopes are now available to borrow with your Edwardsville Public Library card. See the moon and the stars in your own back yard! These telescopes are easy to transport and easy to use--and there's a guidebook included to help you find objects in the night sky. Reserve one now on our online catalog. Must be an adult (18+) Edwardsville Public Library cardholder to check one out. 

  • Wireless Printing Now Available
    At the top left of the library's website, you'll see a link for 'Wireless Printing.' Follow that link to send a print job to our black & white or color printer from your computer. If you're on a tablet or smart device, download the PrinterOn app from your device's app store. The cost is 10 cents per page for black & white prints and 25 cents for each color page. Our machine accepts coins and one-dollar bills. Your print job will remain on the print queue until the library closes on the day you send it.

  • 3M Cloud now has audiobooks! We have also added new titles to our audiobook collection on the OneClick Digital service. You can find links to each service on our eLibrary page.

  • Edwardsville Speaks is an oral history project co-sponsored by the Library and the Madison County Historical Museum & Archival Library. We are honored to present the stories and recollections of long-time Edwardsville residents. You can find our recorded interviews on SoundCloud.

  • Try 3M Cloud Library, our newest eBook service. The 3M Cloud Library automatically syncs to all your devices that have the 3M Cloud Library App downloaded to them. You can start reading on your iPad and continue later while waiting some where and reading from your phone - right where you've left off.