Core Collection

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The Core Collection is a selection of classics, well-written popular books, and great representations of a genre. View our Library’s Core Collection list or browse our shelves to locate books with a Core Collection label.

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Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

You can use on a library computer or your own device when you are logged in to the library’s wifi.


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What Will You Read Next?

With NoveList you can discover read-alikes for your favorite book, series or author. You can find out what book comes next in a series, create lists of books you’ve read or want to read. NoveList keeps you up to date with new releases and award lists. You can print or download discussion questions for book groups and much, much more!

The link to NoveList is in the QuickLinks section of the sidebar to the right. Simply sign in with your library card number and find your next great read!

Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service

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Please don’t let a visual or physical impairment keep you or your loved one from enjoying great books. The Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service provides titles and technology absolutely free of cost to any Illinois resident needing their services.

Click HERE to HEAR your next great read!