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Check Illinois

Find contact information, criminal arrest records, information on properties, and more for these Illinois counties: Champaign, Cook, DeKalb, Dupage, Kankakee, Kane, Kendall, Lake, Madison, McLean, Mchenry, Peoria, Rock Island, St. Clair, Tazewell, Will and Winnebago.

Legal, Reference

Driving Tests

Practice tests, resources and FAQs to help obtain or renew your driver’s license. Does not require a library card to use.

Reference

FamilySearch

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. PPLD is designated as a FamilySearch affiliate library, which grants researchers onsite access to billions of digitized records, including millions of images that are only available to Affiliate Libraries and FamilySearch Family History Centers (Affiliate Library digital images are only available in the Library).

Genealogy

Fold3

Historical documents and personal histories from the National Archives and other institutions that provides access to U.S. military records including stories, photos and personal document of the men and women who served.

Genealogy

HeritageQuest

For genealogy research including U.S. Federal census records, PERSI Archive, local and family history books and more.

Genealogy

JobNow

Features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching. Coaches are available Sunday — Saturday, 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST except holidays. Video tutorial.

Jobs & Careers

MasterFILE Premier

Provides full text for magazines, reference books and primary source documents and an image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

Homework

Middle Search Plus

Full text for popular middle school magazines, biographies and historical essays. Full text entries include reading level indicators (Lexiles).

Homework

O’Reilly for Libraries

Unlimited access to 50,000 titles, 30,000 hours of video, case studies from top companies, learning paths, expert playlists, and more—with nearly 1,000 topics to explore in technology and business. Also includes 3,000+ titles related to job-seeking, career development, personal development and professional communication. To access log into your Library Account. Then, go to My Account and My Record. Click the link that says O’Reilly For Libraries.

Business & Finance, Jobs & Careers, Learning & Tutorials

PressBooks via Inkie.org

Edit, format, and generate print-ready and eBook formats for your book through the Inkie. org site which also includes eBooks from local, self-published authors.

Writers

SELF-e/Indie Author Project

SELF-e is an innovative collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard that enables authors and libraries to work together and expose notable self-published eBooks to readers looking to discover something new.

Writers

World Book

Includes World Book Kids, World Book Student, and World Book Advanced. These resources contain full-text articles as well as fun games and activities to enhance the learning experience.

Homework, Reference

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