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Where to go to find out more

As a library, we make an effort to arm ourselves and our patrons with a variety of informational resources to improve their knowledge. This page contains both various research databases and local information centers:

North Chicago Public Library Document Resource Library Link: North Chicago Public Library Document Resource Library Link


Learning Express Library LearningExpressLibrary provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing test they must pass.

A list of the test covered in Learning Express include ACT, ASVAB, Cosmetology, EMT/Paramedic, Firefighter, Law Enforcement, ESL Skills Improvement, Nurse Aide, GED, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT.To Register: Scroll down to the lower right hand side of the computer screen and click on the "Register" button. Then fill out the form and create a username and password you will remember.

Job & Career Accelerator Logo
Job & Career Accelerator
Job & Career Accelerator is the most comprehensive and easy-to-use job search application on the market. It integrates everything a patron needs to conduct a successful job search. Interactive wizards guide patrons through each step of the search process in a personalized manner, from recommending occupations to fetching up-to-the-minute job postings that are based on each user's career preferences. In addition, users will have access to tools essential to getting hired such as the resume and cover letter builders, interview course and tips and expert advice to help make the job search more effective. To Register: Scroll down to the lower right hand side of the computer screen and click on the "Register" button. Then fill in the form (your username is your library card number) and creat a password you will remember.
The Job & Career Accelerator and Learning Express Library are connected; use the same login is the same as the other.

CQ Researcher
CQ Researcher is a valuable resource when researching current day issues and topics (for example: Adoption, Climate, HIV/AIDS , Technology Advancements, etc.). It's archive goes back to 1991 and is up to date with the newest information. Accessible only from within the library

Reference USA
ReferenceUSA is an Internet-based reference service from the Library Division of infoUSA. The site was designed for use as a reference tool in libraries and is continually enhanced based upon suggestions from librarians and library patrons. This service is only accessible to North Chicago Library card holders. Enter your library card number to access.

Ancestry Library
Ancestry Library Edition is a comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical research. Census records; birth, marriage, and death records; immigration records; vital and church records; military records; and court, land, and probate records are included. Popular databases include the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 to 1930, Social Security Death Index, Civil War records, U.S. Public Records Index, American Genealogical-Biographical Index, and slave narratives. Accessible only from within the library. Not remotely accesible.

Mango Languages
Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for over 60 languages from around the world. Each chapter aligns your learning to a set of conversational and grammar goals, with highly relevant culture notes sprinkled into each lesson. Intuitive popups help you tune your pronunciation with precision. Record your speech and compare it directly to audio from a native speaker to hear exactly how to tune in your accent. To register, simply create a username and password only you will remember in order to create an account and track your progress. Don't forget to check out the mobile apps!

First Search includes many databases in areas such as Arts Humanities, Business & Economics, Education and Social Studies. In the education area, there is access to ERIC (Journal articles and reports in education), Article 1st (Index of articles from nearly 12,500 journal and Net First (OCLC database of Internet resources.)Accessible only from within the library

Library Catalogs

- Our Adult Catalog and Children Catalog gives a full listing of our books, DVDs, Audio CD's, and reference books that we have.
Worldcat - Worldcat is another great resource when looking for an item and has their Amazon listing price, ISBN, or other local libraries that may have it.

3M Cloud Library

E-Books are here! North Chicago Public Library patrons can now check out E-books with your library card. Check us out here!

What is the 3M Cloud Libary?

The 3M Cloud Library is a new way North Chicago Public Library cardholders can checkout eBooks. Now you can check out a book on an iPad, take notes while reading on a PC, and finish the book on an Android phone or Nook HD.

North Chicago Public Library 3M Cloud User Guide
Setting up 3M Clould Library Apps

Find the right 3M Library Cloud App

Find the Right App Link for apple 3m app
link to 3M app for android
link to 3M app for kindle fire
link to 3M app for nook
link to 3M app for PC
link for 3M app for Mac

Quick Start

step 1 quick start

Download the app.

Download the 3M Cloud Library App from the Apple App Store, Google Play, NOOK Storefront or install the PC or Mac 3M Cloud Library Apps.

step 2 quick start

Log into the library.

Using the drop down menu, select your state (IL), library (North Chicago Public Library), and enter your library ID and PIN. Click agree to terms and log in.
Note: Your pin number is the last four digits of your library card number and is created during the registration process. If your pin does not work, please contact the Circulation Department at 847-689-0125

step 3 quick start

Browse, check out and read.

Now you are ready to browse, check out and read e-books from the library.

step 4 quick start

Transfer e-books.

If you have an eReader use the PC App to load the eBook through a USB connection For more help click here!

The 3M Cloud Library currently works with iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch®, Nook devices®, Sony®, Kobo®, and Android® tablets and phones. The 3M Cloud Library is not currently supported by Amazon. If you would like compatibility with your Kindle device, please contact kindle-feedback@amazon.com.

Local Resources

Employment My Skills
My Future
Employment Illinois Department of Employment Security http://www.ides.illinois.gov/
Employment College Central Network Services http://www.collegecentral.com/clcillinois/
Employment Jobing.com http://wijobs.com
Employment Job Center of Wisconsin https://jobcenterofwisconsin.com/
Employment Employee Connections http://www.myemployeeconnections.com//
Health Knowledge Center Library Office of Minority Health Resource Center http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/
Health Center for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov
Health Healthfinder http://www.healthfinder.gov
Health MedLinePlus http://medlineplus.gov
Health Lake County Health Department http://www.lakecountyil.gov/health/default.htm
Health Condell Hospital http://www.advocatehealth.com/condell/default.cfm?id=1
Health Lake Forest Hospital http://www.lfh.org
Health Vista Health (Victory Hospital) http://www.vistahealth.com/Pages/home.aspx
Health Family Doctor http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home.html
Health Merck Manual Online http://www.merck.com/mmpe/index.html
Rumors/Urban Legends Truth or Fiction http://www.truthorfiction.com
Rumors/Urban Legends Snopes http://www.snopes.com
Illinois Public Records Illinois Public Records-Record Information Services http://library.public-record.com/index.asp
Accredited Online Schools and Colleges Directory Accredited Online Schools and Colleges http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/
Reviews.com Online Tax Software Reviews http://www.reviews.com/
Learning Express Library Learning Express Hub (Includes GED) http://www.learningexpresshub.com/learningexpresslibrary
Illinois Tax Forms Illinois Tax Forms and Instructions http://tax.illinois.gov/taxforms/IncmCurrentYear/Individual/index.htm
Neuvoo Job Search Engine http://neuvoo.com/jobs/?k=&l=il&f=&p=1&r=15
People Smart Online Identity Protection, Awareness & Internet Privacy https://www.peoplesmart.com/privacy-education