Online Digital Resources
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.
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
Encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles. 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos. Includes health reference books.
Illinois’ Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) information on subjects listed below.
View more about: abstract, art, biography, business, conferences, consumer research, economics, education, engineering, health, homework, humanities, journal, law, magazine, medicine, proceedings, public affairs, science, social sciences, technology
Download up to five songs per week to your personal collection. Stream music to your device for three 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.
- Download up to five songs per week
- Stream music for three hours per day
Borrow, stream, and download movies, TV series, ebooks, audiobooks, and comics.
Maximum number of items – five per month
Maximum Loan Periods
- Audiobooks – three weeks
- Ebooks and comics – two weeks
- Music – one week
- Movies – three days
- TV shows – three days
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.
- Check out films for three days
- Borrow up to five films per month
Step-by-step instructions 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 to get immediate access to your own 80+ page Buyer’s Guide & Premium Calculator.
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.
Articles from over 1,500 state, regional, national, and international newspapers, including back issues of the Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Daily Herald, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and more.
Public and marketing-oriented data for the Chicago-land area, including information on new homeowners and business, foreclosures and sales, and bankruptcies.
If you are at the library using the library’s wi-fi or on a library computer, please use this link to access Public Records.
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.
Read-alongs, chapter book ebooks, audiobooks, online puzzles, graphic novels, and games. 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.