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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.
Access World News
Find global information on topics related to business, education, the environment, health, international issues, jobs and careers, politics and government, social issues, sports, STEM and more including newspapers, videos and web-only content featuring the Freeport Journal-Star, Chicago Sun-Times, Rockford Register Star, USA Today, and international sources.
Illinois State Archives
This is a free site on Illinois history or genealogy. It lists Civil War and other Military Records, Public Domain Land Tract Sales, IL Statewide Marriage Index 1763 – 1900, IL Statewide Death Index Pre-1916, IL Statewide Death Index 1916 – 1950.
HeritageQuest OnlineTM combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with access to selected U.S. Federal Census Records (1790-1930); thousands of family and local history books; and a comprehensive subject index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.
Journal Standard Archives
Search the archives of the Freeport Journal-Standard from 2002 – current. You can browse today’s news or search for stories, obituaries, sports, columns, and more. Available from home or inside the library.