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  • Access Video On Demand: Just for Kids

    The Just for Kids Streaming Collection for public libraries gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Includes PBS shows like Wild Kratts, Arthur, Dinosaur Train and more in addition to educational and language learning content.

  • African-American History

    Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture.

  • Alexander Street: American Song

    The history of American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains the African American Song collection.

  • Alexander Street: Classical Music Library

    Classical music recordings for listening and learning. You can browse by Composer, Artist, Conductor, Ensemble, Instrument, Genre, Period, or Label.

  • American Indian History

    American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.

  • Ancestry Library Edition

    Genealogy research.  Census records, social security death index, military records, slave narratives.

    In-Library use only.

  • Ancestry Library Edition - REMOTE

    Genealogy research. Census records, social security death index, military records, slave narratives.

    Now with REMOTE access during the Library's closure due to the amazing efforts of our ProQuest partners. 

  • Ancient & Medieval History

    Presents the full scope of world history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special topic centers on key civilizations and regions.

  • Brainfuse HelpNow

    Live tutoring, virtual study rooms, diagnostic test center and more. Tutors are available every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST.

  • Brainfuse JobNow

    Live job coaching, resume help, and interview practice. JobNow Coaches are available every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST.

  • Chicago Consumer's Checkbook

    Reviews and ratings of local service providers and products including automobiles, health care, home care, pets, stores, and much more.

    In-Library use only.

  • Chicago Consumer's Checkbook (REMOTE ACCESS)

    Reviews and ratings of local service providers and products including automobiles, health care, home care, pets, stores, and much more.

  • Chicago Tribune Article Database

    Full-text Chicago Tribune articles from 1985 to the present.

  • Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm

    Browse the full content of the Chicago Tribune, from 2008 onward. Not searchable.

  • Chicago Tribune Historical Newspaper

    Full page and article images from the Chicago Tribune with searchable full text. Coverage: 1849 – 1993.

  • Consumer Reports Online

    The last 4 years of reports from Consumer Reports including autos. Includes reports not found in the printed magazine.

  • Contemporary World Music

    Music from all regions from every continent such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and more.

  • CultureGrams

    Includes World Edition (182 country reports), Kids Edition (66 country reports), and States Edition (50 states and District of Columbia)--plus photos, recipes, biographies, data tables, maps, and more.

  • Gale Business Collection

    Business Collection provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.

  • Gale Business Insights: Global

    Company and Industry information, investment reports, financial information, Index and full-text business periodicals.

  • Gale Courses

    Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment to transform lives and foster positive changes in your community.

  • Gale Health & Wellness Resource Center

    Magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories and information on topics of health and wellness.

  • General OneFile

    Magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information, book reviews, and research.

  • Global Newsstream

    Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. This database provides one of the largest collections of news from the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.

  • Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

    New interface to Health Reference Center. Magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories and information on topics of health and wellness.

  • HeritageQuest

    Search U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. 

  • Highland Park Historical Society

    Archives and Local History Collections Catalog from the Highland Park Historical Society.

  • Highland Park Obituary Index

    The Highland Park Obituary Index has been compiled by the staff of the Highland Park Public Library from microfilm of the following newspapers: Highland Park Herald, Highland Park Mail Advertiser, Highland Park News, Highland Park Newsletter, Highland Park Press, Sheridan Road Newsletter, and North Shore Newsletter. This index covers the years 1874-2009.

  • Historical Statistics of the United States

    Quantitative facts of American history including statistics from over 1000 sources including over 37,000 data series.

  • hoopla Digital

    A downloadable and streaming music service that provides access to music as well as movies, television shows, and audiobooks. A Highland Park library card is required.

  • Illinois Digital Archives

    Archival materials that have been digitized from around the state of Illinois. 

  • InfoTrac Power Search

    Search multiple sources simultaneously. The General Reference Center Gold, General Business File, Health Reference Center Academic, Opposing Viewpoints Reference Center, and the Virtual Reference Library are all included in this multiple search tool. Search them all together, or one at a time, and retrieve journal and magazine articles, reference book articles, and multimedia material.

  • kanopy

    Watch over 30,000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku for Students, Professors & Library Patrons.

  • Libby (OverDrive)

    Checkout eBooks and eAudiobooks with OverDrive's Libby Application or access your account online through the Digital Library of Illinois! 

  • Library U

    A special series of continuing adult education classes hosted at the Library. Learn something new!

  • Literature Resource Center

    Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.

  • Mango Languages Online Learning

    Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language.

  • Miss Humblebee's Academy

    A fun, interactive online kindergarten-readiness learning solution with hundreds of lessons in Math, Science and Social Studies, Language and Literacy, Art, and Music! Miss Humblebee’s Academy assesses cognitive skills at regular intervals for measurable improvement toward kindergarten readiness.

  • Modern World History

    Modern World History offers a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

  • MorningStar

    Find a stock or fund, research current or prospective holdings, x-ray your portfolio.

  • Museum Passes with Explore More Illinois

    Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.

  • Music Online

    Music Online is an interface to the following databases: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Smithsonian Global Sound.

  • National Geographic KIDS!

    Full text of National Geographic's acclaimed books and magazines for kids. Videos and picture libraries help kids explore the world in a safe and reliable online environment and are available for personal educational use.

  • National Geographic Virtual Library

    Explore the articles and photographs that made National Geographic famous! Search by topic, photograph, or issue.

    There is a 45 day embargo period on the magazine between its initial print publication and when it is available for online subscriptions.

  • New York Times Access (NYTimes.com)

    Enjoy Complimentary Access to NYTimes.com through the Highland Park Public Library! 

    To receive a redeemable code and activate your subscription, you will need to log in or register first. Selecting the link to redeem 24 hours of full off-site access.

    By clicking this link, the patron affirms they are older than 13 years of age.

  • New York Times Articles via NexisUni

    Search the New York Times from the NexisUni (formerally LexisNexis) interface. The database contains articles from June 1980 to present.

  • New York Times Historical Newspaper

    The New York Times in its entirety from 1851 -2013. Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Advertisements and photos included.

  • NexisUni (formerly LexisNexis)

    Over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources including the New York Times, law reviews, legal cases and hundreds more. Use the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. Legal information is available in-library only. LexisNexis is now NexisUni!

  • Niche Academy

    Short video tutorials for learning how to use eBooks, audio books, electronic magazines, databases, and more.

  • NoveList K-8 Plus

    Discover great books for children from kindergarten through grade 8. Browse lists of award-winning titles or search for books by grade level or Lexile score.

  • NoveList Plus

    Use this readers' advisory tool to find a good book by topic, authors similar to your favorites, and book discussion guides. Also includes Novelist K-8.

  • OAIster

    A catalog of digital resources from over 1000 organizations. Includes books, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and datasets.

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context

    Primary source information about important social issues. Explore issues from all perspectives with newspaper and magazine articles, essays, biographies, court case overviews, podcasts, and more.

  • Popular Culture Universe

    An authoritative, digital library of information on American and world popular culture from the 1900s to the present. Browse by decade or search by item or event.

  • RBdigital eMagazines

    Read digital editions of your favorite magazines with RBdigital (formerly Zinio). To check out magazines, log in with your library card number and then create a user name and password. To download checked out issues to mobile devices, get the RBdigital App.

  • Record Information Services - Illinois Public Record

    Search real estate transactions, foreclosures & auctions, new businesses and bankruptcies in Illinois.

  • Record Information Services - Illinois Public Records (REMOTE ACCESS)

    Search real estate transactions, foreclosures & auctions, new businesses and bankruptcies in Illinois.

  • Reference USA

    Look up addresses, phone, numbers, and information about U.S. companies. Also good for creating mailing lists.

  • Scholastic Go!

    Comprehensive, vetted, age-appropriate online resources.

  • Science Resource Center

    An in-depth, curriculum-oriented database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. Includes full-text articles, reference books, and more.

  • ScienceFlix

    Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix® is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.

  • Smithsonian Global Sound

    This collection features American Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Old Time Country, American Indian, World, Jazz, Classical & Broadway, Spoken Word & Sounds, and Children's music.

  • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

    Including Standard & Poor's Stock Reports, Industry Reports, Mutual Fund Reports, Daily News, CreditWeek, and more.

  • The Statesman's Yearbook

    The full text of the current edition of The Statesman's Yearbook, with country profiles, essays, event chronologies, and information about international organizations and people.1 user only.

    Please log out when done. In-Library use only.

  • TumbleBook Library for Kids

    An online collection of books, talking books, puzzles, and games for kids.

  • Udemy

    Udemy is an online learning system with thousands of courses, focusing on subjects like business skills, art & design, computer programming, and personal growth.

  • Value Line

    Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertibles, and offers a family of no-load mutual funds.

  • Virtual Reference Library

    A suite of “reference” ebooks arranged by subject: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General Reference, History, Information & Publishing, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, Science, Social Science, and Technology.

  • Wall Street Journal

    Full text of Wall Street Journal national and international financial and hard news. Coverage: 1982-current. Note: Stock quotes and charts are not included.

  • Washington Post, The

    Full text of national and international news from The Washington Post. Full Coverage: 2016-current; Patrical Coverage: 2011-2015.

  • World Book Online Reference Center

    31,000 encyclopedia articles, 6,000 weblinks, 25,000 periodical articles, 800 videos, animations, and sounds, 400 interactive maps, 100 3-D bubble views, and much more.

  • World Geography & Culture Online

    Facilitates the study of countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills through a global approach.

    • Highland Park Historical Society

      Archives and Local History Collections Catalog from the Highland Park Historical Society.

    • Highland Park Obituary Index

      The Highland Park Obituary Index has been compiled by the staff of the Highland Park Public Library from microfilm of the following newspapers: Highland Park Herald, Highland Park Mail Advertiser, Highland Park News, Highland Park Newsletter, Highland Park Press, Sheridan Road Newsletter, and North Shore Newsletter. This index covers the years 1874-2009.

    • Historical Statistics of the United States

      Quantitative facts of American history including statistics from over 1000 sources including over 37,000 data series.

    • Illinois Digital Archives

      Archival materials that have been digitized from around the state of Illinois. 

    • General OneFile

      Magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information, book reviews, and research.

    • InfoTrac Power Search

      Search multiple sources simultaneously. The General Reference Center Gold, General Business File, Health Reference Center Academic, Opposing Viewpoints Reference Center, and the Virtual Reference Library are all included in this multiple search tool. Search them all together, or one at a time, and retrieve journal and magazine articles, reference book articles, and multimedia material.

    • National Geographic Virtual Library

      Explore the articles and photographs that made National Geographic famous! Search by topic, photograph, or issue.

      There is a 45 day embargo period on the magazine between its initial print publication and when it is available for online subscriptions.

    • NexisUni (formerly LexisNexis)

      Over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources including the New York Times, law reviews, legal cases and hundreds more. Use the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. Legal information is available in-library only. LexisNexis is now NexisUni!

    • Opposing Viewpoints in Context

      Primary source information about important social issues. Explore issues from all perspectives with newspaper and magazine articles, essays, biographies, court case overviews, podcasts, and more.

    • Science Resource Center

      An in-depth, curriculum-oriented database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. Includes full-text articles, reference books, and more.

    • The Statesman's Yearbook

      The full text of the current edition of The Statesman's Yearbook, with country profiles, essays, event chronologies, and information about international organizations and people.1 user only.

      Please log out when done. In-Library use only.

    • Virtual Reference Library

      A suite of “reference” ebooks arranged by subject: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General Reference, History, Information & Publishing, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, Science, Social Science, and Technology.

    • kanopy

      Watch over 30,000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku for Students, Professors & Library Patrons.

    • Literature Resource Center

      Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 120,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,500 of the most-studied authors.

    • NoveList Plus

      Use this readers' advisory tool to find a good book by topic, authors similar to your favorites, and book discussion guides. Also includes Novelist K-8.

    • OAIster

      A catalog of digital resources from over 1000 organizations. Includes books, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and datasets.

    • Gale Business Collection

      Business Collection provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through business and trade publications, complemented by a selection of international, U.S., and regional news publications.

    • Gale Business Insights: Global

      Company and Industry information, investment reports, financial information, Index and full-text business periodicals.

    • MorningStar

      Find a stock or fund, research current or prospective holdings, x-ray your portfolio.

    • NexisUni (formerly LexisNexis)

      Over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources including the New York Times, law reviews, legal cases and hundreds more. Use the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. Legal information is available in-library only. LexisNexis is now NexisUni!

    • Record Information Services - Illinois Public Record

      Search real estate transactions, foreclosures & auctions, new businesses and bankruptcies in Illinois.

    • Record Information Services - Illinois Public Records (REMOTE ACCESS)

      Search real estate transactions, foreclosures & auctions, new businesses and bankruptcies in Illinois.

    • Reference USA

      Look up addresses, phone, numbers, and information about U.S. companies. Also good for creating mailing lists.

    • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

      Including Standard & Poor's Stock Reports, Industry Reports, Mutual Fund Reports, Daily News, CreditWeek, and more.

    • Value Line

      Provides investment research on stocks, mutual funds, options, and convertibles, and offers a family of no-load mutual funds.

    • Chicago Consumer's Checkbook

      Reviews and ratings of local service providers and products including automobiles, health care, home care, pets, stores, and much more.

      In-Library use only.

    • Chicago Consumer's Checkbook (REMOTE ACCESS)

      Reviews and ratings of local service providers and products including automobiles, health care, home care, pets, stores, and much more.

    • Consumer Reports Online

      The last 4 years of reports from Consumer Reports including autos. Includes reports not found in the printed magazine.

    • hoopla Digital

      A downloadable and streaming music service that provides access to music as well as movies, television shows, and audiobooks. A Highland Park library card is required.

    • kanopy

      Watch over 30,000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku for Students, Professors & Library Patrons.

    • Libby (OverDrive)

      Checkout eBooks and eAudiobooks with OverDrive's Libby Application or access your account online through the Digital Library of Illinois! 

    • RBdigital eMagazines

      Read digital editions of your favorite magazines with RBdigital (formerly Zinio). To check out magazines, log in with your library card number and then create a user name and password. To download checked out issues to mobile devices, get the RBdigital App.

    • TumbleBook Library for Kids

      An online collection of books, talking books, puzzles, and games for kids.

    • hoopla Digital

      A downloadable and streaming music service that provides access to music as well as movies, television shows, and audiobooks. A Highland Park library card is required.

    • Libby (OverDrive)

      Checkout eBooks and eAudiobooks with OverDrive's Libby Application or access your account online through the Digital Library of Illinois! 

    • RBdigital eMagazines

      Read digital editions of your favorite magazines with RBdigital (formerly Zinio). To check out magazines, log in with your library card number and then create a user name and password. To download checked out issues to mobile devices, get the RBdigital App.

    • TumbleBook Library for Kids

      An online collection of books, talking books, puzzles, and games for kids.

    • Brainfuse HelpNow

      Live tutoring, virtual study rooms, diagnostic test center and more. Tutors are available every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST.

    • Brainfuse JobNow

      Live job coaching, resume help, and interview practice. JobNow Coaches are available every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST.

    • Gale Courses

      Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment to transform lives and foster positive changes in your community.

    • Library U

      A special series of continuing adult education classes hosted at the Library. Learn something new!

    • Mango Languages Online Learning

      Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language.

    • Niche Academy

      Short video tutorials for learning how to use eBooks, audio books, electronic magazines, databases, and more.

    • Udemy

      Udemy is an online learning system with thousands of courses, focusing on subjects like business skills, art & design, computer programming, and personal growth.

    • Ancestry Library Edition - REMOTE

      Genealogy research. Census records, social security death index, military records, slave narratives.

      Now with REMOTE access during the Library's closure due to the amazing efforts of our ProQuest partners. 

    • HeritageQuest

      Search U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. 

    • Popular Culture Universe

      An authoritative, digital library of information on American and world popular culture from the 1900s to the present. Browse by decade or search by item or event.

    • African-American History

      Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture.

    • American Indian History

      American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.

    • Ancient & Medieval History

      Presents the full scope of world history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special topic centers on key civilizations and regions.

    • CultureGrams

      Includes World Edition (182 country reports), Kids Edition (66 country reports), and States Edition (50 states and District of Columbia)--plus photos, recipes, biographies, data tables, maps, and more.

    • Miss Humblebee's Academy

      A fun, interactive online kindergarten-readiness learning solution with hundreds of lessons in Math, Science and Social Studies, Language and Literacy, Art, and Music! Miss Humblebee’s Academy assesses cognitive skills at regular intervals for measurable improvement toward kindergarten readiness.

    • Modern World History

      Modern World History offers a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

    • National Geographic KIDS!

      Full text of National Geographic's acclaimed books and magazines for kids. Videos and picture libraries help kids explore the world in a safe and reliable online environment and are available for personal educational use.

    • National Geographic Virtual Library

      Explore the articles and photographs that made National Geographic famous! Search by topic, photograph, or issue.

      There is a 45 day embargo period on the magazine between its initial print publication and when it is available for online subscriptions.

    • Scholastic Go!

      Comprehensive, vetted, age-appropriate online resources.

    • Science Resource Center

      An in-depth, curriculum-oriented database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. Includes full-text articles, reference books, and more.

    • ScienceFlix

      Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix® is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.

    • Virtual Reference Library

      A suite of “reference” ebooks arranged by subject: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, General Reference, History, Information & Publishing, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, Science, Social Science, and Technology.

    • World Book Online Reference Center

      31,000 encyclopedia articles, 6,000 weblinks, 25,000 periodical articles, 800 videos, animations, and sounds, 400 interactive maps, 100 3-D bubble views, and much more.

    • World Geography & Culture Online

      Facilitates the study of countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills through a global approach.

    • Chicago Consumer's Checkbook

      Reviews and ratings of local service providers and products including automobiles, health care, home care, pets, stores, and much more.

      In-Library use only.

    • Record Information Services - Illinois Public Record

      Search real estate transactions, foreclosures & auctions, new businesses and bankruptcies in Illinois.

    • The Statesman's Yearbook

      The full text of the current edition of The Statesman's Yearbook, with country profiles, essays, event chronologies, and information about international organizations and people.1 user only.

      Please log out when done. In-Library use only.

    • Access Video On Demand: Just for Kids

      The Just for Kids Streaming Collection for public libraries gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Includes PBS shows like Wild Kratts, Arthur, Dinosaur Train and more in addition to educational and language learning content.

    • African-American History

      Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture.

    • American Indian History

      American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups, through tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps and graphs, and timelines.

    • Ancient & Medieval History

      Presents the full scope of world history from prehistory through the 1500s, with special topic centers on key civilizations and regions.

    • CultureGrams

      Includes World Edition (182 country reports), Kids Edition (66 country reports), and States Edition (50 states and District of Columbia)--plus photos, recipes, biographies, data tables, maps, and more.

    • Miss Humblebee's Academy

      A fun, interactive online kindergarten-readiness learning solution with hundreds of lessons in Math, Science and Social Studies, Language and Literacy, Art, and Music! Miss Humblebee’s Academy assesses cognitive skills at regular intervals for measurable improvement toward kindergarten readiness.

    • Modern World History

      Modern World History offers a comprehensive look at world history from the mid-15th century to the present. Thousands of subject entries, biographies, images, videos and slideshows, maps and graphs, primary sources, and timelines combine to provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, events, and ideas that have defined modern world history.

    • Museum Passes with Explore More Illinois

      Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.

    • National Geographic KIDS!

      Full text of National Geographic's acclaimed books and magazines for kids. Videos and picture libraries help kids explore the world in a safe and reliable online environment and are available for personal educational use.

    • National Geographic Virtual Library

      Explore the articles and photographs that made National Geographic famous! Search by topic, photograph, or issue.

      There is a 45 day embargo period on the magazine between its initial print publication and when it is available for online subscriptions.

    • NoveList K-8 Plus

      Discover great books for children from kindergarten through grade 8. Browse lists of award-winning titles or search for books by grade level or Lexile score.

    • Scholastic Go!

      Comprehensive, vetted, age-appropriate online resources.

    • ScienceFlix

      Emphasizing the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix® is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build an abiding interest in science, technology, and engineering.

    • TumbleBook Library for Kids

      An online collection of books, talking books, puzzles, and games for kids.

    • World Book Online Reference Center

      31,000 encyclopedia articles, 6,000 weblinks, 25,000 periodical articles, 800 videos, animations, and sounds, 400 interactive maps, 100 3-D bubble views, and much more.

    • World Geography & Culture Online

      Facilitates the study of countries, U.S. states, places, peoples, and geography concepts and skills through a global approach.

    • Alexander Street: American Song

      The history of American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains the African American Song collection.

    • Alexander Street: Classical Music Library

      Classical music recordings for listening and learning. You can browse by Composer, Artist, Conductor, Ensemble, Instrument, Genre, Period, or Label.

    • Contemporary World Music

      Music from all regions from every continent such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and more.

    • hoopla Digital

      A downloadable and streaming music service that provides access to music as well as movies, television shows, and audiobooks. A Highland Park library card is required.

    • Music Online

      Music Online is an interface to the following databases: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Smithsonian Global Sound.

    • Smithsonian Global Sound

      This collection features American Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Old Time Country, American Indian, World, Jazz, Classical & Broadway, Spoken Word & Sounds, and Children's music.

    • Chicago Tribune Article Database

      Full-text Chicago Tribune articles from 1985 to the present.

    • Chicago Tribune Digital Microfilm

      Browse the full content of the Chicago Tribune, from 2008 onward. Not searchable.

    • Chicago Tribune Historical Newspaper

      Full page and article images from the Chicago Tribune with searchable full text. Coverage: 1849 – 1993.

    • Global Newsstream

      Global Newsstream enables users to search the most recent global news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s featuring content from newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. This database provides one of the largest collections of news from the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.

    • New York Times Access (NYTimes.com)

      Enjoy Complimentary Access to NYTimes.com through the Highland Park Public Library! 

      To receive a redeemable code and activate your subscription, you will need to log in or register first. Selecting the link to redeem 24 hours of full off-site access.

      By clicking this link, the patron affirms they are older than 13 years of age.

    • New York Times Articles via NexisUni

      Search the New York Times from the NexisUni (formerally LexisNexis) interface. The database contains articles from June 1980 to present.

    • New York Times Historical Newspaper

      The New York Times in its entirety from 1851 -2013. Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Advertisements and photos included.

    • RBdigital eMagazines

      Read digital editions of your favorite magazines with RBdigital (formerly Zinio). To check out magazines, log in with your library card number and then create a user name and password. To download checked out issues to mobile devices, get the RBdigital App.

    • Wall Street Journal

      Full text of Wall Street Journal national and international financial and hard news. Coverage: 1982-current. Note: Stock quotes and charts are not included.

    • Washington Post, The

      Full text of national and international news from The Washington Post. Full Coverage: 2016-current; Patrical Coverage: 2011-2015.

    • Alexander Street: American Song

      The history of American music in an online music listening service. The collection contains the African American Song collection.

    • Alexander Street: Classical Music Library

      Classical music recordings for listening and learning. You can browse by Composer, Artist, Conductor, Ensemble, Instrument, Genre, Period, or Label.

    • Contemporary World Music

      Music from all regions from every continent such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and more.

    • hoopla Digital

      A downloadable and streaming music service that provides access to music as well as movies, television shows, and audiobooks. A Highland Park library card is required.

    • kanopy

      Watch over 30,000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku for Students, Professors & Library Patrons.

    • Libby (OverDrive)

      Checkout eBooks and eAudiobooks with OverDrive's Libby Application or access your account online through the Digital Library of Illinois! 

    • Music Online

      Music Online is an interface to the following databases: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Smithsonian Global Sound.

    • Smithsonian Global Sound

      This collection features American Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Old Time Country, American Indian, World, Jazz, Classical & Broadway, Spoken Word & Sounds, and Children's music.

    • TumbleBook Library for Kids

      An online collection of books, talking books, puzzles, and games for kids.