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Evans Public Library is a member of

Illinois Heartland Library System.

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Resources - Work and research from the office or from home, anytime:
  • Good Reads: book reviews, top sellers, author interviews, and news headlines
  • Reading Counts: searchable database provides information about books that are supported by Scholastic Reading Counts! quizzes
  • Reading Level Guide:Find and level books with Book Wizard. Plus, get book talks, lesson plans, author studies, videos, and discussion guides.


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 Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go

Download best-selling and classic audiobooks, eBooks and music.  This service is free with your library card.  You will need to install free software.  For audiobooks and music download OverDrive Media Console and for eBooks download Adobe Digital Editions. Click on the link above and go to the "Getting Started" section. A new feature makes it possible to download eBooks from OverDrive to a Kindle or a Kindle app.

Book News :Links to our monthly news-letters featuring a wide variety of books for all age

Looking for Something?


FirstSearch is an online service that gives users access to a rich collection of reference databases.  (Please contact the library for log in information.)


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The Wilson Web expands the periodical resources of the library providing 100% full text articles from more than 1600 publications. This is a multidisciplinary database. (Please contact the library for log in information.)



Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more.


Heritage Quest Online features an incredible storehouse of American genealogical information from primary sources, local and family histories, and other finding aids


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National Geographic Magazine online archives. (Please contact the library for log in information.)





Morningstar Investment Research provides comprehensive data and analysis of over 41,000 investments, screening tools for stocks, mutual funds and ETFs.


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The Fayette County Legal Aid Self Help Center is a joint project between the Courts and the Circuit Clerks' offices of the Illinois Fourth Judicial Circuit (made up of Christian, Clay, Clinton, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Marion, Montgomery, and Shelby Counties).  This center provides access to online documents, automated forms, and a complete library of self-help materials.  For help using this site, contact Evans Public Library at 618.283.2824.


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The New York Times is a source of national and international news.

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Click here to search the archives of the New York Times. Available from home or in the library. Use your library card number to access the site.



Click here to find current and archived state, national, and international full-text articles on issues, events, people, government, sports and more with over 1,500 newspapers and other news sources including the Chicago Tribune (1985-Current), New York Times (1985-Current), Vandalia Leader-Union (11/18/08-Current), and the Washington Post (1977-Current).  Available from home or in the library. Use your library card number to access the site.


Illinois' Newspapers

Click here to search and browse the archives of over 100 Illinois newspapers. You can find the Chicago Tribune & Sun Times, the Peoria Journal Star, the Belleville News Democrat, the Champaign News Gazette, the Rockford Register Star, and dozens more. Available from home or in the library. Use your library card number to access the site.



Click here to search the Vandalia Leader-Union. Available from home or in the library, you can search the archives for news, sports, obituaries, and more. Use your library card number to access the site.






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Location & Hours

215 S. 5th Street
Vandalia, IL 62471

Mon-Thu: 9am-7pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: Closed


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