The North Branch of the Evanston Public Library, 2026 Central St., will close from Aug. 3 through Aug. 24 for renovations to make the building’s restrooms accessible in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Half of the funding for this project was acquired through a state matching grant. Both the library and its book drop will be unavailable for use during this time.

Library books can be returned at the main library, 1703 Orrington Ave. or the south branch at 900 Chicago Ave.

Holds not picked up before closing time on Aug. 2, will be sent to the main library and be available for pickup on Monday, Aug. 4.

If a hold becomes available while north branch is closed, the item will also be held at the main library. Books placed on reserve will also be held at the main library during the renovation work.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. How much and who’s paying?

    Do you know how much these reonovations will be costing the city? Or, is the library paying for the renovations?

      1. So what?
        Bill – this is NOT Cost sharing in a real sense – the Evanston taxpayers are paying for both budgets – as with many things here it is nothing more than a shell game – like the 3.2 million the city takes out of the water fund and transfer to the general fund. Water rate payers are being billed for things the property tax should be paying.

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