We offer a range of free online resources. Use them for your research, learning, and information needs. Choose from newspaper databases, homework tools, and technology courses. There's also language learning programs, and much more.

Don't have a library card? We can email you a library card number so that you can use all of our online resources. No need to come in! Just fill out the online application and we'll be in touch.

Research a topic

Browse an A to Z list of reliable, accurate online resources. You can also explore by topics such as consumer information, health, business & investing, careers, and genealogy. We also offer information about tax forms and voter information.

Start researching a topic

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Online training and tutorials

Develop personal and professional skills through step-by-step online training courses. Learn technology, ace a test, master languages, and land a job.

Find online training and tutorials

Homework help

Find homework help tools tailored for K-12 students, including access to tutors and articles on popular homework topics.

Get started with homework help

Local history

Research Skokie history with our digitized collections of photographs, maps, and newspaper articles.

Learn about our local history


The BOOMbox is an experimental space designed to facilitate STEAM learning for all ages.

Discover more about the BOOMbox

Civic Lab

Civic Lab offers information, activities, and discussion on issues facing our community.

Check out upcoming Civic Lab appearances and more

Fun Things to Do

Each week our staff creates a list of fun activities, videos, and other online resources to keep you happy and entertained.  

Find something fun to do