Homework and Learning

Your library card number can be found under the barcode on the back of your library card, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN) is the last four digits of your card number.

Typingweb Tutor

This is a web-based resource to help develop and refine typing skills through the use of lessons, tests, games, and more. It is available to anyone with a computer.

Science Reference Center

Contains full-text for science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife.

OMNI Libraries

Download great e-book or e-audio book titles day or night – your library never sleeps! Listen to them on your MP3 player or transfer them to a compatible e-reader. Omnilibraries is a consortium of Northwest Illinois libraries offering a combined collection of e-book and e-audiobook downloadable resources. These are only available to Freeport library cardholders.

Novelist Plus

Looking for a good book? NoveList Plus includes thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, author readalikes, award winners, book discussion guides, articles, recommended reads, and features that allow you to search by author, title, series, plot, and genre.

Novelist K-8 Plus

Novelist K-8 Plus offers lots of ways for young readers to find great fiction titles, with thousands of book reviews and features that allow them to search by plot, setting, series name, and favorite authors and titles. The “Teacher Resources” tab includes lots of useful material for teachers and media specialists.

MasterFILE Research Database

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Complete contains over 1,700 full-text periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text for more than 450 reference books, 55,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 1.1 million photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily.

Learning Express Library

Prepare for academic or professional exams with online practice tests and tutorials. The tests provide instant scoring, complete explanations of right and wrong answers, and an individualized analysis of results. Tutorials on topics such as computer skills, workplace skills improvement, and occupation practice tests are included in the “Learning Centers.” Use the “Job & Career Accelerator” to take a career assessment test, explore occupations, write resumes and cover letters, and search for jobs.

GCF LearnFree.org

The Goodwill Community Foundation used grants to develop short tutorials to help develop skills necessary for everyday living from using a microwave to counting pills to using a digital camera. It is available to anyone with access to a computer and the Internet.

eReading Room for Teens

Download teen-friendly e-book or e-audio book titles day or night – your library never sleeps! Listen to them on your MP3 player or transfer them to a compatible e-reader. These are available only to Freeport library cardholders.

eReading Room for Kids

Download kid-friendly e-book or e-audio book titles day or night – your library never sleeps! Listen to them on your MP3 player or transfer them to a compatible e-reader. Teen and adult downloadable resources are not included. These are available only to Freeport library cardholders.