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Online Resources

These 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 (cards begin with 2161300.)

If you need assistance, please call us at (708) 862-6220, ext. 2 for Adult Services.

Please click the titles below to access the database.

Choose an eResource by name alphabetically:

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

With 8,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,'s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-8+).

Due to licensing restrictions, may only be used in the library.

Ancestry Library Edition

In Ancestry Library Edition you will find literally billions of records in census data, family histories, vital records, directories, legal documents, photos, maps and more. There is new content added continually along with ongoing updates.

Due to licensing restrictions, Ancestry Library Edition may only be used in the library.


Ultimate Database for Jobs, Businesses, Mailing Lists, Background & Criminal search

BiblioBoard Library

Free for Illinois residents. Create a free account to download hundreds of classic texts to your computer or smartphone. Ask a librarian today to get started!

Consumer Reports

Doing research takes time. Choosing the wrong product wastes money. Provide trusted information for making the smart choice. Enable thorough product comparisons with Consumer Reports' (CR) comprehensive archive of expert, unbiased product reviews.

Tests for automobile, motorcycle, and CDL along with the Driver Handbook for each, are available, along with an FAQ section addressing questions about Illinois Driver's Licenses.  No library card number or personal information is required.

EBSCO Discovery

Search across all EBSCO databases with one simple search bar, or use each database individually as listed below:


Online tutoring from Brainfuse! With their Skillsurfer Test Prep and Adult Learning Center, HelpNow provides differentiated learning experiences for users of all ages, backgrounds and needs.

NEW! Hoopla

Borrow digital video, music and audiobooks with your Calumet City Public Library card. For FREE ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, movies, music and more, sign up for hoopla now!

Illinois Talking Book and Braille Center

Provides talking book and Braille service to individuals with visual or physical limitations


JobNow from Brainfuse is an innovative service that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation, career coaching, career resources, and much, much more.

Media on Demand

Download e-books, Audiobooks, and stream movies for free with your library card! Download the app OverDrive Media Console for your Apple or Andriod device to access your account on the go!

NoveList Plus

Full text reviews, annotations, publication information, and more for more than 120,000 works of fiction. Search for books by author, title, series or even by plot descriptions. Find recommendations for similar titles and authors,  guides for book discussions and more. 

Universal Class

Take a non-credit class to learn a new hobby or brush up on a skill for an exam.

World Book Web

The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopaedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.

WorldCat Discovery

A searchable worldwide database of electronic, digital and physical resources. Items within the state of Illinois may be requested by Calumet City Library patrons.