Databases are available to use both inside the library and from anywhere an Internet connection is available. Use outside the library will require a Calumet City Public Library card in good standing. If you need assistance, please call (708) 862-6220, ext. 2 for Adult Services.
Books & Media
BiblioBoard LibraryFree ebooks for Illinois residents. Mobile app available for Apple and Kindle Fire.
HooplaRead ebooks and comic books. Stream movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks. Mobile app available for Apple and Android, as well as Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Chromecast.
Illinois Talking Book and Braille CenterProvides talking book and Braille service to individuals with visual or physical limitations.
Media On Demand (via Libby App)Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video. Libby app available for Apple and Android.
NoveList PlusReviews, recommendations and discussion guides. Search 120,000+ works of fiction and non-fiction.
SWAN Libraries AppTake the library with you courtesy of the all-new SWAN Libraries app, now available on the Google Play and Apple App stores.
- Check due dates and holds, renew materials, pay fines, and more.
- Virtual library card is always with you.
- Find materials by searching for a title or scanning an item’s barcode.
- Quick access to library social media, event calendars, and online resources.
WorldCat.orgFind books located outside of our system.
AtoZdatabasesUltimate Database for Jobs, Businesses, Mailing Lists, Background & Criminal search.
Business Source PremierSearch full text articles for economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research.
Regional Business NewsFull text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.
Small Business Reference CenterFull-text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics.
Auto Repair SourceRepair and maintenance information for most domestic and imported vehicles.
Consumer Health CompleteHealth and wellness content from mainstream medicine as well as perspectives from complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Consumer ReportsRatings, reviews and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
Driving-Tests.orgTests for auto, motorcycle and CDL plus FAQs about Illinois Driver's Licenses.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference CenterHobbies, collections and crafts of all sorts, with detailed instruction and creative ideas.
Home Improvement Reference CenterHow-to information for home maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, decorating, outdoor improvements, plumbing, wood projects.
Education & Reference
ABCmouse.comInteractive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities for young learners (ages 2-8+).
ABCmouse.com may only be used in the library.