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eResources

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.

(5/6/24): The Chicago Tribune is currently not available on PressReader. PressReader is working with the publisher to resolve the issue.

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Divorce forms? Letters to landlords about security deposits? Fee waivers? Parenting Plan updates? You've come to the right place. The free Form Library offers Easy Form programs to fill out the forms or download a blank form and use a pen.

Contains full-text publications and reference books; federal, state specific, and multi-state legal forms; legal forms by U.S. state

Libby provides more digital versions of more than 3,000 popular magazine titles. You can borrow titles, including magazines, eBooks, and audiobooks, through the Libby app

Provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is an industry leader in online training, with digital courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software, and creative topics. Log in with your Northbrook library card number and PIN to access more than 16,000 courses on a wide variety of topics in management, leadership, marketing, social media, and more. 


The LinkedIn Learning app is available for iOS on the App Store Store or for Android devices on Google Play. To log into the app, tap Sign in and then tap Sign in with your library card. When prompted to enter a Library ID, enter northbrookpubliclibrary (using all lowercase letters). Then enter your Northbrook Library card number and PIN and tap Continue.

Full-text articles.

Kids can enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English) or watch each LOTE book translated and narrated in English to help with their reading and literacy development. LOTE4Kids offers a collection of over 3,500 digital children's books in 65+ languages with English translations. You can access LOTE4Kids on your computer or install the app on the App Store or Google Play. Recommended for ages 3-8. 

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Mango Languages provides basic and in-depth lessons for over 70 world language courses expertly designed to adapt to a diverse range of learning styles. It also includes ELL instruction for nineteen languages. To track your progress, create a profile when you log in with your Northbrook Library card. Mango Languages also has an app available for Apple and ​Android devices.

This tool will help discover which Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan to choose, how much it will cost, and will compare rates & plan benefits.

Compiled by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), MEDLINE is the world's most comprehensive source of life sciences and biomedical bibliographic information.

Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library. Search for information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

This online resource is replacing the print version of the Merck Manual, which is no longer being published in print. The Merck Manual website provides information that is clear and easy to understand on thousands of medical topics that is free from commercial or corporate bias. It is offered as a free public service to the general public and health care professionals. It also contains photos and illustrations, animations, videos, and medial self-assessments.

Get data and guidance on mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds and more.

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From 1888 to1994. Includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable!

Naxos Music Library is one of the most complete streaming services for classical, world, and jazz music. Naxos gives you access to over 144,400 CD-length recordings and 2,230,000 tracks, available for streaming and downloading. Log in with your library card number to experience their wide range of music at your computer or on your mobile device. 


The Naxos app (NML) is available on the Apple App Store or Google Play. To access the Naxos library on the app, use code: NorthbrookNMLp4CMM

Full-text articles.

New York Times Online (In Library Use Only)

Get free, unlimited access to The New York Times website and mobile app, including News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter, and The Athletic, when you are connected to our WiFi. To activate, you’ll need to register for a free NYTimes.com account or log into an existing account.


To connect to our WiFi throughout the library, look for the network NPLPublic on your device. No special settings, usernames, or passwords are needed. The network is open, and we strongly encourage you to take precautions to protect your laptops and other Internet devices.


Access the New York Times at Northbrook Public Library


When you are connected to our public WiFi, you can access The New York Times online:  



  1. Visit https://www.nytimes.com.

  2. From the upper right-hand corner of the screen, select “Log in” to create a free account.  


Access the New York Times When You're Not at the Library


Even when you're not connected to our public WiFi, you can access everything The New York Times has to offer from home or wherever you are with free, unlimited 24-hour access to The New York Times website and mobile app.


More than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. Legal research now available remotely and includes shepards.

Tutorials to help become more comfortable using eBooks apps, language learning tools, streaming movies, and research databases as well as social media tutorials for Facebook, Linked-In, Goodreads, Twitter, etc.