Memorial Day Closing

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31st at 9:00 a.m. 

Resources

Database Type

Ancestry

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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.

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Chilton Library

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

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Consumer Reports

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

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Creative Bug

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Nurture your creative side with 1000+ video classes in painting, knitting, crafting, sewing, and more.

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Daily Herald Digital Archives

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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!

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Digital Library of Illinois (Overdrive/Libby)

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Powered by Overdrive, we have combined our exclusive e-content titles with other libraries to provide a much larger selection of materials to choose from, while still maintaining first dibs on titles we will continue to add regularly.

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Digital Public Library of America

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The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a US project aimed at providing public access to digital holdings in order to create a large-scale public digital library.

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Driver's Ed

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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.

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Family Search

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Search over a billion names and images online.

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Findagrave

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

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Freegal Music

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The Freegal® Music service allows patrons to access a collection spanning over 15 million songs, music videos and audiobooks from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide including Sony Music, Epic, RCA, and Columbia. Freegal® Music also offers a completely rebuilt mobile app and website which utilizes modern application practices to ensure an easy-to-use and enjoyable experience.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

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

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General Reference Center

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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.

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Health & Learning Center

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

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HeritageQuest

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

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Hoopla

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Stream & download movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on most any device. 

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Illinois Compiled Statutes

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

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Illinois Digital Archives

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The Illinois Digital Archives is a repository for the digital collections of the Illinois State Library as well as other libraries and cultural institutions in the State of Illinois.

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