ZB Library



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


Ancestry.com and other resources. Access to Ancestry with your Library Card can be accessed here.

Find a New Book

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.


Search a wide range of research databases, including ArticleFirst, ERIC, WorldCat, and MEDLINE.


MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. Find reliable, up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness topics. This trusted resource is available anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Illinois Driving Tests

Preparing for your driving exam? Learn online from home at our Driving Test training page. Take practice tests, review study guides, and download material to help you succeed. Motorcycle, CDL study material are also available! Also available in Espanol

African American History and The Black Freedom Struggle

Explore articles, documents, and newspaper clippings covering historical decades regarding the African American struggle for freedom. A great resource for students and researchers working on a project, or for anyone interested in learning more about African American history in the US.

Britannica Library

Whether you need help doing research or have questions in general, Brittannica is for you. Now you can search the Encyclopedia Britannica, magazines and journals, and more. Brittannica is available both at the library and at home, be sure to enter your library card number to access it from home.

NewspaperArchive for Illinois 

One of our newest resources, NewsPaperArchive gives you access to 400 years of Illinois newspapers, history, and more. Great for genealogists, or those working on a research project.

Lake County News Sun Collection

Explore Lake County history through local news, events and people with Lake County News Sun Collection . Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Chicago Community Collection

Explore and stay informed on Chicago area topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.


Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

Black Life in America

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.

Hispanic Life in America

The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.


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