The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections are free to search, free to browse, and free to download.
From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFGlobal.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,300 lessons, more than 2,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.
Read and listen to thousands of animated picture books in over 50 languages.
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 to support elementary school students, including encyclopedias specifically for kids, articles from children’s magazines including Highlights and Junior Scholastic, and a large image collection.
Find credible and updated information about prescription drugs including dosage, drug interactions, adverse reactions, and more.
MIT OpenCourseWare is a free and open collection of material from thousands of MIT courses, covering the entire MIT curriculum.
Illinois Court Help connects you to the information you need to go to court. It’s a free service from the Illinois Courts. Including information on court forms, e-filing, finding your court, and getting legal help.
Renowned software training tool. Learn to retouch photos, design websites, record songs, create spreadsheets, animate 3D graphics, and more. Users must be ages 16+. Users must have a DGPL library card for in-library and remote access.
Online tutorials covering a wide range of topics. New titles added monthly.
Develops local, state and national labor market information for businesses, educators, government agencies, researchers, and students. We are also home to the Illinois Career Resource Network which provides career development tools for everyone from elementary school students to adult job seekers and second career seniors.