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Provides access to more than 2 billion names, census records, military records, court, land and probate records, and passenger lists. Content added daily.

Popular auto repair manuals, recalls and maintenance for makes and models from 1940-present.

Provides ratings, reviews, recommendations and buying advice for cars, appliances, electronics, home and garden, baby products, and more.

Explore newspaper articles dating as far back as 1901.  Use search features to find headlines on the day you were born, find old high school sports scores, wedding announcements, photographs, school news, and even lunch menus!

This Driver Education program contains 11 car practice tests, 9 motorcycle practice tests, 12 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

Search over a billion names and images online.

Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add 'virtual flowers' and a note to a loved one's grave, etc.

Search hundreds of eReference Books, such as online encyclopedias, dictionaries, reference libraries and almanacs. Subcollections by subject make searching easier.

A general interest database with one easy-to-use interface. Find articles from newspapers, magazines and journals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, and hobbies.

Generously provided for free by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Health Learning Center is a state-of-the-art health information library. 

Assembles U.S. federal census, banking and military records, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. 

The Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) are the codified statutes of a general and permanent nature of Illinois.

Scroll through Chicagoland’s public records. Real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more. Sort by name, city, zip code, and more. 

Search statewide databases for marriages, deaths, veterans, land tract sales and more.

Submit your resume online for local jobs and connect with a Job Center for assistance with interviewing and improving job skills.

The world’s finest cinema. Free for you, brought to you by your library.

Compiles links to local resources including cemeteries, churches, court records, obituaries, and more.

As part of the Lake County Discovery Museum, find out how to access their archives both online and in-person.

Forms for divorce, bankruptcy, wills and estates, landlords, real estate, power of attorney and more.

Learn technology, creative and business skills you can use today.  Lynda.com offers online video tutorials for the web, design, photography, audio and music production, video, 3D animation and much more.  You will need your valid Wauconda Area Library card and PIN to login.
Click here for and introductory instructional video (7m:38s)

Language-learning software teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages, with free mobile apps, hands-free learning features, and progress tracking.

Easy to search and understand consumer medical information.

Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eVideos. Some formats are now compatible with iPod.

Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health; offers access to consumer, patient, and physician information, including Medline.

Provides access to 149 Illinois newspapers with content dating back to 1826. Content added monthly.

Great for kids, parents and teachers! Browse recommended reads by age, get book discussion guides as well search titles, authors, plot summaries, and series. Includes lexile scoring for both fiction and non-fiction titles.

Find author readalikes, series' lists, book reviews, genre lists, award-winners and more. Now includes non-fiction titles as well as fiction.

Access popular newsstand titles like Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, National Geographic and more.

Find nationwide business or residential information. Create lists by business type, sales volume, residential area, and more.

This page consolidates several digital and print resources in one easy to find location aimed at parents, teachers, and homeschooling.

If you're thinking of starting your own business in Illinois, start here.

For Grades Pre-K - 6. Watch, listen and read your favorite picture books as they come to life with animation.

The purpose of this website is to provide easy access to information about local events, services and organizations for residents and businesses located within the boundaries of the Wauconda Area Public Library District. 

This group meets at the Wauconda Area Library bi-monthly.  See our quarterly newsletter for dates and times.

Learn about the area’s history and help preserve the Andrew C. Cook House museum.

For teachers or librarians serving children in preschool through sixth grade, for collection development, readers' advisory and curriculum support.  Identify core collections of literature in various formats, including fiction, non-fiction, picture books, graphic novels, and magazines.

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