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Create and export marketing lists, research your business competition, and discover information about companies by location or type of business. Includes an online chat to assist with searches.

Phone listings of over 30 million businesses and 220 million U.S. residents.

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ABC Mouse

Educational games, books, puzzles, and songs.

For children ages 2–8.

Access on a library computer or on the library’s WiFi.

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Access Video on Demand

Documentaries, independent films, news reels, self-improvement guides, and special television features.

For children’s programs, click Advanced Search to the right of the Search field and under Select Filters, choose a grade from the All Grades drop down.

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Alldata

Automotive diagnostic and repair information. Better understand the repairs recommended by your shop and ensure that you are getting a fair price.

Access on a library computer or on the library’s WiFi.

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Axis 360

Axis360 is an app that allows you to borrow thousands of ebooks instantly, for free, using your tablet, computer, or other device. Axis360 provides access to materials that are part of eRead Illinois.

  • Check out titles for 21 days
  • Borrow up to five titles at a time
  • Place up to five books on hold at a time

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BiblioBoard

Select either the “RAILS” or “biblioboard open access” from the BiblioBoard main menu to browse curations that include collections, anthologies, images and ebooks. Download content using the BiblioBoard Library app.

If you create a user account profile while you are in Illinois, you can

  • access BiblioBoard when you are outside of Illinois
  • download content to your Offline Bookshelf
  • add bookmarks and notes

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BookFlix

Interactive digital stories, true books, and games. Watch the story, read the book or play word match. Some books can be read and displayed in Spanish.

For pre-kindergarten through grade 3.

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Consumer Reports

Search by subject to see the famous buying guides for refrigerators, cars and more. Full text 1988 – today. When you search from outside the library, your “Patron ID” is your library card number.

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Driving Tests

Resources to prepare for the Illinois DMV Permit Written Test.

Includes virtual 360 degree road simulations, a behind-the-wheel simulator, DMV Genie app, and a checklist for items you need before you go!

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eRead Illinois

Download ebooks to a tablet, computer, or other device using the Axis 360 app.

  • Check out titles for 21 days
  • Borrow up to five titles at a time
  • Place up to five books on hold at a time

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ERIC

Illinois’ Education Resources Information Center journal articles and reports in education.

Part of the Statewide Illinois Library Catalog.

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Freegal

Download up to five songs per week to your personal collection. Stream music to your device for five hours per day.

On your mobile device, download the Freegal Music app, enter your zip code, choose your library, enter your library card number, and access your free music and music videos.

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Hoopla

Borrow, stream, and download up to five movies, TV series, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics per month on your computer or using the Hoopla app on your device.

Follow the prompts to create an account, select Glen Ellyn Public Library, and enter your library card number and PIN to borrow Hoopla content.

Maximum Loan Periods

  • Audiobooks – three weeks
  • Ebooks and comics – two weeks
  • Music – one week
  • Movies – three days
  • TV shows – three days

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Kanopy

Rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS, and thousands of independent filmmakers. You can use the Kanopy app on your mobile device.

Loan Information

  • Check out films for three days
  • Borrow up to five films per month

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Libby

Libby is an app that allows you to borrow thousands of ebooks and audiobooks instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. Libby provides access to materials that are part of eMediaLibrary – Overdrive.

  • No fines – titles will be returned automatically
  • Check out titles for up to 21 days
  • Borrow up to five titles at a time
  • Place up to five books on hold at a time

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Lynda

Video library of courses in business, software, technology, and creative skills. You can use the Lynda app on your mobile device.

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Mango Languages

Language conversation skills for over 60 languages including English as a new language. Learn grammar, culture, and compare your speech to a native speaker. You can use the Mango app on your mobile device.

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MasterFile Complete – Magazines

Popular magazines and academic journals on topics such as biography, history, careers, cooking, literature, genealogy, health, parenting, personal finance, politics, architecture, science, current events, social-emotional health, sports, and travel for school or personal enjoyment.

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Medigap Buyer’s Guide

Use the Weiss Ratings Medigap Report to build your own customized Medicare Supplement Insurance Planner with step-by-step guidance on how to select a Medigap insurance plan, which plans are right for you and which insurance company has the lowest rates.

Enter your name, age, gender and zip code, and get immediate access to your custom 80+ page Buyer’s Guide & Cost Calculator. You can download your guide immediately and receive a copy in your email.

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Medline

Abstracts for all areas of medicine.

Part of the Statewide Illinois Library Catalog.

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Novelist K-8

Suggested reads, book lists, discussion guides. Includes Lexile measure, which indicates the reading level, demand, difficulty, and complexity of the sentences.

Categories include funny and engaging, issue-oriented and emotionally intense, and fast-paced and strong female.

For grades K-8. 

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ProQuest Global Newsstream

Search the most recent global newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites, as well as archives through the 1980s. Content includes articles from over 3100 state, regional, national, and international newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Daily Herald, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and more.

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RB Digital Magazines

Download the latest issues of popular magazines, including Cosmopolitan, The Economist, ESPN, Esquire, Forbes, National Geographic, New Yorker, Newsweek, Oprah, OK!, RollingStone, US Weekly, Vanity Fair, and more.

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Science in Context

Key concepts taught in school classrooms, including Earth Science, History of Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Science and Technology, Science as Inquiry, Space Science, and more.

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Swan Library Services

SWAN Library Services is an app that lets you

  • Download and read ebooks and listen to e-audiobooks
  • Scan the ISBN barcode on the back of a book to see whether the library has a copy
  • Manage your library checkouts, holds, and fines
  • Have your library card barcode (number) ready to scan at checkout
  • Find a library branch convenient for you

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Teen Book Cloud

Videos and chapter books such as Shakespeare, poetry, non-fiction, science, history, and geography. Includes ebooks, read-alongs, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, and audiobooks.

Proprietary ebook format, with bookmarking, text, font and color controls.

Most titles include full audio narration and sentence by sentence read along. Makes more difficult titles accessible to reluctant, struggling, and ESL/ENL readers.

For grades 6-12.

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Tumble Book Cloud Junior

Access read-along online titles for early readers, chapter books, classics, and poetry. Have the book narrated aloud, turn the page automatically, and customize the screen for font size, text, and screen color on your computer or using the app on your device.

For grades 3-6.

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Tumble Book Library

Access read-alongs, chapter book ebooks, audiobooks, online puzzles, graphic novels, and games on your computer or using the app on your device. Books are available in Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and Chinese.

Some books include quizzes to assess the reader’s comprehension.

Find books based on time to read, accelerated reader level, Lexile score, Common Core level, and more.

For pre-kindergarten through grade 5.

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Weiss Financial Ratings

Use Weiss Financial Ratings to find information about budgeting, investing in stocks and mutual funds, and managing debt. Check the financial strength of your bank, credit union, or insurance company. Explore the Financial Literacy Tools section for valuable tips and information on buying a home, saving for your child’s education, planning for retirement, protecting yourself from identity theft, and more.

Seniors can also research Medigap Plans and use the Weiss Ratings Medigap Report to build your own customized Medicare Supplement Insurance Planner with step-by-step guidance on how to select a Medigap insurance plan, which plans are right for you and which insurance company has the lowest rates. Enter your name, age, gender and zip code, and get immediate access to your custom 80+ page Buyer’s Guide & Cost Calculator. You can download your guide immediately and receive a copy in your email.

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WorldCat

Access catalogs of over 10,000 libraries worldwide.