Events and Services
Our new app: EPL Mobile
Download EPL Mobile now. Available on Apple and Android devices, EPL Mobile brings the library services to one spot on your smartphone or tablet. You can check your account, place requests, and search our reference databases--all from the app. Follow this link on your device or search for "Edwardsville Public Library" on the App Store or Google Play.
Winners of our 13th Annual Photo Contest
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Edwardsville Public Library's Photo Contest in 2016. Here are the winners in each category:
1. Larry Lawhead
2. Bob Ahrens
3. Robert Cuca
1. Otis Sweezey
2. Jennifer Mishra
3. William Snyder
1. Rex Pierce
2. Traci Stewart
3. Patrick Foley
1. Jessica Ambuehl
2. Henry Holt
3. Gayle Erxleben
1. Sharon Petty
2. Richard Woloszyn
3. Dale Miller
1. Alice Langston
2. Matt Winte
3. Presley Raymer
Some of the winning photographers have shared their submissions for online viewing. You can find them on this Flickr album.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.