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Auto Repair Source
Offers a wealth of information to help you diagnose, repair, and maintain cars and vehicles. Includes service and repair procedures, diagrams, recall information, specifications, labor estimates, and parts pricing.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
How-tos and creative ideas in arts and crafts, collecting, home and garden, indoor recreation, kids’ crafts, model building, needlecrafts and textiles, outdoor recreation, performing arts, science and technology, and scrapbooking and papercrafts.

Legal Information Reference Center
Resources to assist you in legal matters of all kinds, including business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, and rights and disputes. Includes full text reference books from Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.

Featuring regional newspapers, newswires, and news sites including The Chicago Tribune and The Chicago Sun Times as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s.

SWAN Mobile App
The SWAN Library Services mobile app lets you access the catalog and your account any time, anywhere.

Download the SWAN Library Services app for iOS or Android.

Ancestry Library Edition
Genealogy research tool includes a variety of records as well as photos, maps, and learning tools. For at home access click here.

Consumer Reports features ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in many categories.

The Forest Park Review archives go back to 1917. Every newspaper is fully searchable by date and keyword.

Hoopla Digital 
Free access to download and stream ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, and comics. Enjoy thousands of titles on your device with your library card! Enjoy content 24/7 with no holds or late fees.
App available for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.

Welcome to a whole new world of thoughtful entertainment on Kanopy for all ages! You can now watch the world’s finest cinema on any device. Kanopy provides streaming access to thousands of films with your library card.
App available for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.

Libby App by Overdrive
Overdrive has created a quick and easy to use app call Libby. You also have access to the Overdrive App or the Kindle App for your smartphone or tablet.
App available for iOS, Android, and more. is a premier online learning site offering engaging, expert courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more.
App available for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.

Mango provides free access to 70+ foreign language courses, 20 English courses, international streaming films and Little Pim, a language learning system for kids. Mango can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection.
App available for iOS and Android

Find good reads for kids by searching by age, subject, plot summary, and more.

Book reviews, recommendations, and read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors.

Overdrive, is filled with over 20,000 unique titles. eBooks and eAudiobooks are available in a variety of formats to work with the most popular devices. New to Ovedrive? Visit OverDrive help to get started.
App available for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.

Scroll through Chicagoland’s public records, real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more. Includes access to Check Illinois (free background check online in less than 60 seconds). Click here for in library access.

RBdigital lets you read full issues of your favorite magazines on your tablet, smartphone, or computer.  All you need is your library card. No due dates. No waiting. Current and back issues are included.
List of titles.
App available for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.

Reference USA
The premier source of information for reference and research. Offers accurate data on 54 million businesses and 318 million consumers.

Learn something new today! Universal Class offers over 500 online continuing education courses.

Looking for something else? Browse more resources including academic, business, history, science, and literary databases.