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Online Resources

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.

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Books & Media

BiblioBoard Library

Free ebooks for Illinois residents. Mobile app available for Apple and Kindle Fire.


Read 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 Center

Provides 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 Plus

Reviews, recommendations and discussion guides. Search 120,000+ works of fiction and non-fiction.

SWAN Libraries App

Take the library with you courtesy of the all-new SWAN Libraries app, now available on the Google Play and Apple App stores.

Find books located outside of our system.

Business Resources


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

Business Source Premier

Search full text articles for economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research.

Regional Business News

Full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.

Small Business Reference Center

Full-text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics.

Consumer Information

Auto Repair Source

Repair and maintenance information for most domestic and imported vehicles.

Consumer Health Complete

Health and wellness content from mainstream medicine as well as perspectives from complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Consumer Reports

Ratings, reviews and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

Tests for auto, motorcycle and CDL plus FAQs about Illinois Driver's Licenses.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies, collections and crafts of all sorts, with detailed instruction and creative ideas.

Home Improvement Reference Center

How-to information for home maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, decorating, outdoor improvements, plumbing, wood projects.

Education & Reference

Interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities for young learners (ages 2-8+). may only be used in the library.

Academic Search Premier

Indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 scholarly journals, many peer-reviewed and full text articles.


Search across our EBSCO research databases with one simple search bar.


Live online tutoring, practice tests, lesson plans, study aids and more.

History Reference Center

Access to historical documents, photos and videos, as well as full-text articles from books and periodicals.

Literary Reference Center

Literary criticism, author biographies, short stories, poetry, book reviews and more.

Mango Languages

Learn to speak over 70 languages with self-paced lessons.

MasterFILE Premier

Full text for periodicals dating back to 1975 and covering virtually every subject area of general interest. Primary source documents and an image collection.

Middle Search Plus

Full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books. Primary source documents and an image collection.

Points of View Reference Center

Overviews, points/counterpoints and critical thinking guides for hundreds of topics.

Primary Search

Full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection.

Science Reference Center

Full text science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, and reference books, with images, videos, and animations.

Universal Class

Over 500 free online continuing education classes. Self-paced, non-credit, personal and professional development.

World Book Web

Online version of the encyclopedia, plus access to all World Book study and research products. Choose product best suited to your needs or age group.


Ancestry Library Edition (In-Library Use Only) | REMOTE ACCESS

Census data, vital records, family histories, legal documents and more.


Free genealogy resource with resources and tools from the Church of the Latter-Day Saints.

Jobs & Career Resources


Ultimate database for jobs, businesses, mailing lists, background & criminal search.


U.S. Department of Labor’s source for career exploration, training & jobs.

Illinois WorkNet

Resource for jobs, training, unemployment assistance.


Expert resume assistance, live interview preparation, career coaching, career resources, and much more.

Legal Resources

Legal Information Reference Center

Full-text NOLO legal reference books and state-specific legal forms.

Illinois Legal Aid

Low-income legal assistance.