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Access our eResources by entering in your Northbrook Public Library card number (on the back of your card), without spaces. Some resources are only available in the library. Review vendor privacy policies.

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Searchable newspaper archive, cover-to-cover from 1849 to 1995.

Contains full-text journals, magazines, health reference books and evidence-based health reports, medical images and diagrams, Magill's Medical Guide, drug information, Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary and more.

One of the most trusted resources for information and advice on consumer products.

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace.

Your Voter Information is a tool that provides key information unique to your voting address or you. The tool can provide you with details about your polling place, ballot, elected officials and more

CreativeBug from Joann Fabrics offers 1000+ classes with expert step-by-step instructions. Watch at your own pace, download patterns, templates, and recipes. To create an account, you will need your Northbrook library card.


Full-text articles from thousands of periodicals.

The world's largest digital library of education literature.


FOR USE INSIDE THE LIBRARY ONLY.  Make an account and use the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world. As an affiliate library, Northbrook card holders have access to over 2 billion digitized records, including 400 million images that are currently not available to the public outside of our library.

Database of databases such as WorldCat, ERIC, ECO MEDLINE, GPO, ArticleFirst, etc.

Borrow digital magazines to read on your computer or mobile device.

FOLD3 by Ancestry provides access to U.S. military records including stories, photos and personal document of the men and women who served.


Explore genealogical records from 1704 – today, including hard-to-find obituary content from the mid 1900’s, coverage from all 50 states, and original obituary images from historical newspapers. The Chicago Tribune has coverage from 1860 - 2000.

Discover your family history through census records and more. Special collections include Revolutionary War documents and Freedman’s Bank for African-American genealogy.


A comprehensive source for information about Illinois executive, judicial and legislative branches of government.

From the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Look up licensing for healthcare professionals and companies in Illinois. is a suite of resources that supports local authors with online creation and publishing tools and allows readers to access locally-produced content.


iVOX Books that Move brings favorite stories to life with three-dimensional characters and immersive scenes for kids to explore. Confident readers can practice their skills in a new and fun way while emerging readers will be helped along by the engaging narration. iVOX captivates children and parents by creating a truly educational and hands-on reading experience. 

You can access iVOX with your library card using a browser or download the app for your mobile device. You must be online to browse and download books, but once books are downloaded, you can enjoy them offline. iVox has a 12-book checkout limit and each checkout lasts for 3 weeks. You can return or delete books from your iVOX library at any time.


In affiliation with the Museum of Jewish Heritage, this easy-to-use genealogy website features tens of millions of records, research tools, and other resources to help those with Jewish ancestry research and find family members.

Make an individual account to search and read articles online.