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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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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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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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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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Chicago Tribune

Search full text articles from 1985 – today. Historical archive of articles going back to 1849. Primary sources and obituaries.

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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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eBooks on EbscoHost

Read classics, nonfiction instruction manuals, psychology, and philosophy on a computer.

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

Part of the Statewide Illinois Library Catalog.

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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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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.

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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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.

Loan Information

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

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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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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.

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Medigap Buyer’s Guide

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.

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Abstracts for all areas of medicine.

Part of the Statewide Illinois Library Catalog.

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New York Times

Full text from June 1980 – today. Includes abstracts from January 1969 – May 1980.

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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 Newsstand

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.

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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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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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