eResources By Name

Save time and money by using the library’s electronic resources! The library subscribes to several online resources that are available 24/7.  For some resources, you’ll need your 14-digit ZB Library Card number.

With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). From Age of Learning, Inc.
Only available in the library.

Adult Learning Center:
Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series and more.  Use the one-on-one academic coaching, practice test center and online resources to help you achieve your learning and career goals.
Requires ZB Library card.

Ancestry Library:
Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more.
Only available in the library.

Track your reading progress with Beanstack. Also provides reading recommendations based on your interests.

The BiblioBoard platform features a collection from Recovering the Classics (which features public-domain classics from world literature, with modern cover images), as well as collections from the Bodleian Library and the BiblioBoard Core. There is no limit on simultaneous use; items in the collection can be read by 1 or 100 patrons at the same time. This means no hold queues and no waiting for titles.

A monthly book review publication. Pick up your free copy at the library or visit the website for upcoming titles, special features and interviews.  BookPage serves as a broad-based selection guide to the best new books published every month.

FREE Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Practice Tests: 
Wondering how to get ready for your 2017 Certified Nursing Assistant test? Let us make it easy for you! We’ve got CNA practice tests that have the same kind of questions you’ll be answering when you take the real written examination. All test questions are based on current course materials, including the 2016 National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP®), which is the written test that most states use. Some of our questions are even identical to those that you’ll see on the state exam! Every CNA practice test on this website is FREE, no registration is required, and you can study at your own pace. Start right now!

Free Multistate Bar Exam Tests: MBE Practice Questions:
The Multistate Bar Examination, which is prepared and administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners, covers material relating to seven legal practice areas. They are Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Procedure, Evidence, Real Property and Torts. Start right now!

Digital Learn:
If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, Digital Learn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

DMV Practice Tests Illinois:
is completely free, requires no registration, and will help you prepare for the driver knowledge test and become a safe driver. It provides free access to a wealth of driver-related resources, including: free online permit practice tests based on the actual contents of each State’s Driver Manual driver’s training, frequently asked questions, latest official Driver’s Manuals. We offer the largest free online database of driver’s education questions and tests, covering all 50 States. Additionally, all questions on are based on the actual contents of each State’s Driver Manual.

eReadIllinois (Axis360)
Browse, check out, and download eBooks and eAudiobooks from eReadIllinois using the Axis 360 app! It’s simple, just download the app on your device, find our library, and log in using your library card number. The Axis 360 app is compatible with iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Windows (PC). The default checkout period is 21 days. Items may be returned early.
Requires ZB Library card.

Explore Chicago Collections
Use this free tool to access over 100,000 maps, photos, letters, and other archival materials held at twenty-one member institutions. Browse by topic, name, city, or neighborhood to discover the history and culture of Chicago.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Access a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Access reference eBooks on a variety of subjects, including biography, business, education, law, literature and medicine. *App Available.
Requires ZB Library card.

From seniors learning computer basics to seasoned professionals brushing up on Microsoft Office to unemployed individuals gaining career skills to students practicing math, everyone can find something useful at

Students may submit a question in the online classroom and receive live, one-on-one assistance from a Brainfuse tutor, or use the skills building service to master a concept or skill through state-aligned online lessons. Upload your paper to the 24-Hour Writing Lab and Brainfuse experts will provide constructive feedback and other assistance.
Requires ZB Library card. *App available.
Click here to download the informational booklet (PDF).

Heritage Quest Online:
Discover your roots with census data, family records and local histories.  This collection includes U.S. federal censuses, family genealogies, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage, and death records, genealogical and local history serials, and more.
Requires ZB Library card.

Free career assistance to help you land the job of your dreams! This innovative service provided by Brainfuse features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation, career coaching, career resources, and more!
Requires ZB Library card.

This library of self-study lessons, videos, practice tests, and more includes clear explanations, interactive quizzes and practice tests, Flashbulb flashcards, and live tutoring, offering support in dozens of subjects, including: ACT, AP classes, ASVAB, CDL, GED, and much more!
Requires ZB Library card.

Mango Languages:
Mango offers a fast and convenient solution for our community’s increasing language-learning needs.  There are more than 40 foreign language courses available and 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses.  Learn Spanish, French, Japanese and even Pirate!  Mango is an excellent resource for students to get ahead in their foreign-language courses.  You will need to create a profile.  *App available.
Requires ZB Library card.

This free resource from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, contains information on health, wellness, disorders, and conditions. It has an extensive library of information for prescription drugs (search by generic or brand name), over-the-counter medicines, herbs, and supplements. Search the Medical Encyclopedia for articles and images for diseases, symptoms, tests, and treatments.

Digital Library of Illinois

Powered by Overdrive, Digital Library of Illinois is a group of 100+ libraries that provides eBooks, eAudiobooks and videos.  Titles can be enjoyed on most devices and eReaders. Set your checkout period for 7, 14, or 21 days. Some items may be returned early. Use the high contrast display or Dyslexic Font.
Requires ZB Library card.

logonovpk8lg Novelist K-8 Plus:
A guide to reading for grades K-8, with activities, guides to teaching and Picture Book Extenders, which have discussion questions and activities as a follow up to reading the book aloud.
Requires ZB Library card.

logonovplg Novelist Plus:
Discover what to read next with this guide for fiction readers.  Search for similar authors, subjects or view award lists. You can even describe a book and it will suggest titles for you.  Create your own profile to keep lists of what you’ve read and what you would like to read. Have your own book group?  NoveList Plus has discussion guides and articles.  Read reviews from literary journals or Goodreads.  Use NoveList Mobile on your portable device.
Requires ZB Library card.

Permit Practice Tests:
Taking your driver’s license test? Want to brush up on Illinois traffic laws? Take a practice exam for your automobile or motorcycle license today. You don’t need a library card or give personal information.

OCLC’s catalog of more than 35 million books, sound recordings, videotapes, computer software titles, musical scores, and magazines owned by local libraries and libraries around the country and the world.

RBdigital eMagazines (Zinio)
Read popular magazines, including The Advocate; All Recipes; Better Homes and Gardens; Brides;  Chicago; Elle; ESPN; Esquire; Every Day with Rachel Ray; Forbes; Glamour; Marie Claire; Maxim; Mental Floss; National Geographic; The Oprah Magazine; Popular Mechanics; Reader’s Digest; Rolling Stone;  US Weekly; Vanity Fair; and more! Please read the User Guide for your device before setting up your library Zinio account.
Requires ZB Library card.

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