Reference and Research

      The Reference Librarians at Highland Park Public Library are happy to help you with any research project. We can:
      • Show you how to use electronic resources
      • Assist you in obtaining materials from other libraries
      • Guide you through the overwhelming sources of information on the Internet
      • Help you identify books and journals appropriate to your subject

      From the Reference Desk

      For Fans of Genteel Macabre

      If you enjoy having your funny bone tickled at the same time you are being repelled, you might be a fan of Edward Gorey.


      Gorey, born in Chicago in 1925, had a style all his own.  Loyola University Museum of Art has two exhibits of his work running from February 15 - June 15, 2014.  The library has many of his books in both the Adult and Youth Services collections.  If the exhibits leave you hungry for more, check out some of his books!


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      Stream TV, Movies, Music & Audiobooks free with Hoopla Digital

      We've just expanded your digital borrowing options with Hoopla Digital. For the first time, we’re offering music, movies, and TV shows to stream or download. Hoopla also has a great selection of audiobooks. Everything is available instantly; there’s no waiting! Hoopla is free – and easy to use. You just need a Highland Park Public Library card.


      • Borrow up to 10 items per month
      • Use movies/TV for 3 days; music 1 week; audiobook 3 weeks
      • No overdue fees
      • Music is loaned as complete albums
      • Includes content from major Hollywood studios, record companies, and publishers​​




      On a smartphone or tablet, get the free Hoopla Digital app to steam or download. It works on Apple devices (iOS6 or higher) and Androids (Android 4 or higher).

      On a computer, you can stream only (requires an Internet connection). 

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