Use library tools and resources to discover new books and materials or do research online.
Resources and Services - Local, State, and Federal
Websites for a variety of subjects including: automobiles, consumer info, education, fiction, government, job searching, maps & directions, medical, music, movies, etc.
Talking Books is a free service, providing books and magazines on cassette and Braille, descriptive videos, and other services free to individuals of any age.
New services now include:
- Braille Audio Reading Download (BARD) has expanded to include Web-Braille and Music Services.
- There is a new app for access to BARD from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod; call 1-800-426-0709 for more information and help with setup.
- Illinois Talking Book patrons can now participate in the eRead Illinois e-book project. The project uses Baker & Taylor's Axis 360 platform. Once again call 1-800-426-0709 or visit the website by clicking the Illinois Talking Books Outreach Center link above.
Search our database of local community groups or add your own non-profit community organization (subject to staff approval).
Photographs, maps, original documents, and more, in a variety of collections.