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.
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.
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
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
Full-text articles to support research in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and operations management. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP) and Company View, which provides detailed information for 1.1 million of the world’s largest companies.
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Illinois’ Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) information on art, biography, business, conferences, consumer research, economics, education, engineering, health, homework, humanities, law, medicine, proceedings, public affairs, science, social sciences, and technology.
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.
Digital images of microfilm of the following newspapers and dates. Access on a library computer or on the library’s Wi-Fi.
Glen Ellyn Echo
April 16, 1900 – November 23, 1900
Glen Ellyn Enterprise
April 26, 1906 – July 26, 1906
Dec. 4, 1925 – June 4, 1926
The Glen Ellyian/The Glen Ellyan
The Glen Ellyn News
Glen Ellyn Suburban Life
Borrow, stream, and download up to 15 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
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.
- Check out films for three days
- Borrow up to five films per month
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 ten titles at a time
- Place up to ten books on hold at a time
MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.
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.
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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Business, financial and consumer data that you can use to generate insightful business intelligence. Access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, and industry profiles.
- 265 million business records worldwide
- Daily updates from over 30,000 sources
- Job search solution with over 30 million opportunities in the US and Canada
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Resources to support middle school students, including biographies, magazines, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags. Includes Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and dozens more. Articles include reading level indicators (Lexile).
Resources for students to understand issues, develop criticial thinking skills, and develop persuasive arguments. Includes essays, overviews, articles, and transcripts on, citizens’ rights, earth and environmental issues, global issues, health and medicine, and media and communications.
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Design and export your own ebook using Pressbooks software.
Get your novel, memoir, poetry collection, or children’s book into ebook and print-ready formats. Pressbooks is an easy-to-use, online tool that allows you to create professional-quality versions of your ebook in various file formats including ePUB, MOBI, and PDF.
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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.
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.
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Over 4,000 audiobooks and latest issues of popular magazines, including Cosmopolitan, The Economist, ESPN, Esquire, Forbes, National Geographic, New Yorker, Newsweek, Oprah, OK!, RollingStone, US Weekly, and Vanity Fair. Formerly Zinio.
- Check out titles for 21 days
- Borrow up to 10 titles at a time
Full-text articles to support research in applied sciences, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and energy. Includes the Science Image Collection, a database of high-quality science images from National Geographic, UPI, Getty, NASA, and Nature Picture Library.
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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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.
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.
Math story books and quizzes to help with any subject, available anywhere online. Lessons include animation, narration, and highlighted text so kids can follow along! Best-selling series like Math Start, Math Counts, Sir Cumference, Mouse Math, and lesson plans for teachers.
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.
Access catalogs of over 10,000 libraries worldwide.