Online Resources (Public Databases)

The library subscribes to several online resources that are available at no charge to you anywhere and anytime with a personal computer and Internet access. The following key explains how patrons may access these sites outside the library:

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.

BiblioBoard

Inspired by Chicago Children’s Museum’s mission to improve children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect, this anthology includes a variety of engaging and interactive books. From classics to the hidden gems, from art to science, from bedtime stories to chapter books, activity books and more, these books are perfect for reading with your favorite tots, toddlers and tweens.

Ancestry Library Edition

Resources for genealogical research including U.S. federal census records, military records, the Social Security Death Index, New York and other passenger records and selected records from the United Kingdom and Ireland. In addition, Ancestry covers African-American records and Ancestry World Tree gives Family Trees. Its U.S. Obituary Collection covers obituaries in recent U.S. newspapers.