OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. OverDrive are dedicated to “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of 40,000 libraries and schools in 70 countries.
eRead Illinois is expanding e-book access across Illinois, providing training to increase expertise on e-books and exploring further opportunities for increasing access to e-books through collaboration with Illinois authors, libraries, publishers, and other organizations.
Enjoy digital books, images, videos and more from libraries, artists, authors and others from your community and around the world. No library card needed. Accessible from any location in Illinois.
Search by surname, location, or record type. Contains more than 1.2 billion records in more than 3,000 databases, including the U.S. Federal Census from 1790-1930, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and much more. This database is accessible only within the library.
HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.
Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.