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

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Consumer Reports »

Ratings, reviews, recommendations, and buying advice from the source that buyers trust.


Consumers’ Checkbook »

Ratings on Chicago-area service providers, such as auto repair shops, plumbers, dentists, banks, and insurance companies.


Creativebug »

An inspirational resource for DIY, crafters, and makers with more than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

How to access

  1. First-time users must create an account through the Oak Park Public Library Creativebug page »
  2. Before you can access the page, you will be promoted to enter your library card number and PIN.
  3. You will need to fill in your first name, last name, and email address and create a password to create your account.
  4. After you have created an account, you can select the login link to enter your username and password.
  5. Questions? Contact us »

CultureGrams »

Cultural information on the countries of the world, includes a States Edition with U.S. state facts.


Early Peoples »

Covers the origins and rise of early civilizations, including daily life and customs, legal systems, and religion.


Early World of Learning »

Narrated stories, games, reading practice, and a basic encyclopedia for young learners.


Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos »

World Book Encyclopedia for Spanish speakers.


ERIC »

Index to published and unpublished sources on education, including some full-text documents.


Explora Primary »

Full-text articles, news, and current events, using grade levels or Lexile ranges, for primary students.


Explora Secondary »

Full-text articles, news, and current events, using grade levels or Lexile ranges, for middle and high school students.


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