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Get a Library Card

We have resident library cards, non-resident library cards and property owner cards. For details please see below.

Can I Get an Edwardsville Library Card?
Get News and Updates from EPL

You can now receive emails about all the exciting things coming up at the library including classes, programs, and events.

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Suggest an Addition to Our Collection

We are happy to review recommendations for a variety of material formats from our Edwardsville Library cardholders.

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Make a Monetary Donation/Memorial Gift

We appreciate your monetary donations to the library, which help us fund collections, services, and events. We can also assist you with questions concerning donations to purchase items in memory of loved ones or friends.

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Pay Fines Online

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, go to My Account. For more details see the button below.

Find a Book Drop

We have five book drops located around the City of Edwardsville.

Book Drop Locations
Find a Notary

The library offers notary services at no cost. Bring a photo ID with you, and please do not sign the documents until you present your identification to the notary. Call the library to confirm that a notary public is on hand before your visit. The library maintains a list of other local businesses and organizations that offer notary services. Please call the library at 618-692-7556 (ext. 4) for more information.

Use a Computer/Copy/Fax/Print

The Edwardsville Public Library provides computer/printer/scanner access (including remote printing), a copy machine, and faxing services to the general public.

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Request a Meeting Room

We have 3 meeting rooms that Edwardsville Library cardholders (group representatives or individuals) may request to use for purposes that fit our Meeting Room Policy criteria. Please read the policy before applying for room use to ensure you meet our criteria.

Edwardsville Library cardholders can request a room within a 2-month window from application date. Last minute requests have less of a chance for success since our rooms are often booked ahead. Applications are now done through our Room Reservation website. You will be notified after your application has been reviewed.

  • Large Meeting Room (comfortably seats: 80)
  • Presentation Room (comfortably seats: 14)
  • Small Conference Room (comfortably seats: 10)
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Reserve a Quiet Study Room

Edwardsville Public Library cardholders may reserve a quiet study room up to 7 days in advance. We have four quiet study rooms along the north wall in the adult library. Rooms 1 and 2 can accommodate up to 4 people, while Rooms 3 and 4 are suitable for 1-2 people. Please only make one 2-hour reservation per day. Reservations are now made through our Room Reservation website. There are no same day reservations.

Please review the Quiet Study Room Policy before reserving a room.

Reserve a Quiet Study Room
Donate Books & DVDs

We appreciate your donations of Books and DVDs and request that you read the guidelines for what we can accept. Thank you.

Apply for a Job

All of our job postings and our application form are on the City of Edwardsville's website.

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Register to Vote

Find additional information on registering to vote by clicking on the link below.

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Have a Test Proctored

The Edwardsville Public Library offers test proctoring services to the public by appointment only (must show picture ID at time of test). Please contact the Library's Adult Services department at: or call 618-692-7556 (ext. 6) to schedule an appointment with a librarian for this service.

Access WorldCat

WorldCat allows Edwardsville Public Library cardholders to request books and other materials from libraries outside of the Illinois Heartland Library System. Each EPL cardholder may borrow up to 5 WorldCat loans per month per our Lending Guidelines.