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Get access to subscription-based resources that Google can’t offer

Your Oak Park Public Library card and PIN give you access to the online resources listed here.




Academic Search Premier »

Thousands of full text journal/magazine articles, providing access to critical information.

African American Heritage »

Genealogy database devoted to African American family history research.

African-American History Online »

A fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture, covering five centuries.

American Indian History »

Fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups.

Ancestry Library Edition »

*Access to Ancestry Library Edition is temporarily available from your home through September 30, 2021. (Ancestry Library Edition is usually only accessible from an Oak Park Public Library location.)

Genealogical information covering the US and United Kingdom.

Article Search »

Search multiple resources at once using the catalog’s Article Search to find full-text results.

ArticleFirst »

Index of articles from the contents pages of journals (not full text).

AtoZ Maps Online »

Comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps.

AtoZ World Culture »

Information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and more.

Auto Repair Source »

Do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.

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