Fine Forgiveness is Our Gift to You!

Make a gift of $10 or more to the Evanston Public Library before midnight, December 31st and we’ll erase your current Evanston Public Library fines. Your donations improve our collections, services and programs.

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” From The Lion and the Mouse, by Aesop.




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We are grateful to all of our library patrons for your visits, support, comments, library love, and contributions. From all the staff at Evanston Public Library, we wish you a Happy New Year!

(Fine forgiveness does not cover lost materials or fines on materials from other libraries. Gift minimum is $10.  You will receive a tax receipt for the amount of your gift minus the fine. If your fine exceeds your gift, we will forgive your fines, but issue no tax receipt.  Please give us until January 15 to adjust your library account.)


Fine forgiveness applies only to gifts made online. If you want to participate but do not want to give online, please call 847-448-8653.