Online Resources

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The library offers a variety of free online resources accessible with your library card. Many of these resources are available 24 hours a day from your home via the Internet. For assistance using our online databases, contact our Information Desk at 847.669.5386 & press 3. Click on a topic to expand your options.
Books & Other Library Materials

Huntley Library Catalog

Browse the items we own. This includes books, magazines, movies, software, and sound recordings. To find items at other libraries, select “all member libraries” from the drop down box. Place holds, renew items, and much more online!

WorldCat Discovery Services

Expand your search to the holdings of libraries throughout the country. Huntley Area Public Library cardholders may contact the library’s Information Desk at 847-669-5386 ext. 21 to request an interlibrary loan. Some materials may not be eligible for transfer.

BiblioBoard

BiblioBoard offers patrons unlimited, multi-user access to a free digital library that includes licensed content, a growing assortment of rich historical and locally curated multimedia content as well as high-quality Open Access content and Open Educational Resources. Featuring interesting digital exhibits and collections from a wide range of partners, BiblioBoard OA ensures global access to this content all with unlimited uses and no restrictions.

hoopla

hoopla offers digital streaming and downloads of eBooks, audiobooks, comic books, movies, television shows and music to Huntley Area Public Library patrons at no cost. Library users have a monthly download limit of 5 items. Android and IOS and requires only a Huntley Area Public Library card to access. Learn more about hoopla with this handy brochure.

Use this link to set up your account and get started downloading from hoopla today.
Use this link if you already set up an account.

Digital Library of Illinois (Overdrive, Libby)

Download audiobooks, ebooks and videos with your digital device(s) from the Digital Library of Illinois (formerly MyMediaMall). All you need to get started with free digital content from your library is an internet connection and your Huntley Area Public Library card. Need help? If you have a Kindle Fire download this brochure, a regular Kindle, download this brochure.

Use this link to get started.

Tumblebook Library

Enjoy a variety of children’s ebooks, interactive stories and animated adventures, all you need is your library card after you install the app on your digital device. Learn more about the Tumblebook Library with this brochure.

Get Started (in English): www.tumblebooklibrary.com
Get Started (in Espanol): www.bibliotecatumble.com

Online Video Tutorials

LinkedIn Learning (Formerly Lynda.com)

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) is the leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Using your library card you have access to the LinkedIn Learning video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. You will need your library card number and your catalog password (PIN) to access these essential learning tools.

Use this link to set up your account and get started.

Creativebug

Creativebug

Creativebug features over 1,000 arts and crafts video classes taught by recognized experts and artists. In addition to the video tutorials, you’ll find printable instructions, patterns, templates, and recipes. No need to be an expert, Creativebug offers classes for those new to crafting and for skilled crafters looking to advance or refine techniques, find new projects, or troubleshoot problems. Also included is a section with projects specifically for kids!

Grab your library card. You’ll need your library card number and your catalog password (PIN) to gain unlimited access to Creativebug.

  • Use this link to set up your account and get started.
Encyclopedias

Gale Ebooks

Gale Ebooks includes 330 complete reference books on a variety of fields such as art, business, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, religion, science, and social science. These types of reference titles once were accessible only in print, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely from home 24/7.

From home: Use this link and enter the barcode from the back of your Huntley Area Public Library card at the login prompt.

Product Testing & Ratings

Consumer Reports

For nearly 80 years, Consumer Reports has empowered consumers with the knowledge they need to make better and more informed choices—and has battled in the public and private sectors for safer products and fair market practices.

From the library: Access the expansive product reviews and ratings at www.consumerreports.org

From home: Use this link and enter the barcode from the back of your Huntley Area Public Library card at the login prompt.

Magazine and Newspaper Articles

Newspapers.com – World Collection

More than 4,000 historical newspapers from the 1700s-2000s from the around the world and the United States, ranging from well-known regional and state titles to local newspapers. You’ll find over 160 Illinois newspapers, including the Algonquin Herald, the Daily Herald, the Daily Sentinel, the Crystal Lake Herald, and the Marengo Beacon. You’ll need your Huntley Area Public Library Card number to access this service from home.

From the library: Access the Newspapers.com World Collection at www.newspapers.com

From home: Use this link and enter the barcode from the back of your Huntley Area Public Library card at the login prompt.

Gale General OneFile

Gale’s largest general interest periodical resource, General OneFile, provides periodical and news information through an intuitive, user-friendly search interface for researchers at all levels. Content includes more than 12,000 titles in all with nearly 30 years of coverage. Based on the award-winning Gale PowerSearch platform, General OneFile puts approximately 80 million (updated daily) records at users’ fingertips with a single search query.

From home: Use this link and enter the barcode from the back of your Huntley Area Public Library card at the login prompt.

America’s News Collection

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues, and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including the Daily Herald (1/1/95-Current) and Chicago Sun-Times (1/1/86-Current).

From home: Use this link and enter the barcode from your Huntley Area Public Library card at the login prompt.

Black Life in America

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today. An easy-to-use online resource available 24/7.

From home: Use this link and enter the barcode from your Huntley Area Public Library card at the login prompt.

Chicago Sun Times Collection

Explore more than 30 years of Chicago area history with the Chicago Sun-Times Collection. Coverage from 1986 through today, including full-text, web-only content, and full-color image edition. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

From home: Use this link and enter the barcode from your Huntley Area Public Library card at the login prompt.

Daily Herald Collection

Explore Arlington Heights and suburban area history through local news, events, and people with the Daily Herald Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles, and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

From home: Use this link and enter the barcode from your Huntley Area Public Library card at the login prompt.

Huntley Farmside

This extensive, digitized newspaper collection dates back to 1960. You can view high resolution scans of pages from the archives of the longest running publication about Huntley,IL.

Automotive

ChiltonLibrary.com

ChiltonLibrary provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Download the brochure for additional help.

From home: Use this link and enter the barcode from the back of your Huntley Area Public Library card at the login prompt.

Find a Good Book

NoveList Plus

Find new authors and titles to enjoy in this readers’ advisory resource for adults and young adults. Features award-winning books, book discussion guides, recommended reads, and more.

From home: Use this link and enter the barcode from the back of your Huntley Area Public Library card at the login prompt.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Locate great fiction and nonfiction reads for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade. Offers searching by grade level and Lexile reading level.

From home: Use this link and enter the barcode from the back of your Huntley Area Public Library card at the login prompt.

Business & Residential Directories

Record Information Services

Access key public record data from selected Illinois counties for personal and business use. Searchable databases include new homeowners, new businesses, foreclosures and auctions, and bankruptcies. After selecting this eResource, choose a searchable database.

From home: Use this link for home access. Click on Log in, located on the upper right side of the website.

Check Illinois

Do a quick, free background check. Search by name, property address, property PIN, or business name. See foreclosures, mortgage records, real estate transactions, building code violations, DUIs, misdemeanors, felonies, tax liens, and more.

From home: Use this link for home access.

Local History & Genealogy

Huntley Area Public Library Local History Website

Local history stories, photos and information about Huntley provided by the library’s local historians. Lists of local history information available in the library’s collection.

FamilySearch

View the vast, global genealogical resources maintained by FamilySearch International, a nonprofit subsidiary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Creation of a free personal account is required to access the broad range of services offered. The Huntley Area Public Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library.

Some content is restricted and available for in-Library use only.

HeritageQuest Online

This is a comprehensive resource for those researching family or local history. Over 50 states and 7 million pages are indexed in this one source. You can search by keyword within books and articles. Images may be downloaded in PDF format for printing.

From home: Phone or inquire in person with a valid Huntley Area Public Library card to acquire the password and username for home access.

Ancestry Library Edition

(In Library Use Only)
This genealogy research tool provides patrons with instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! These collections are continuously expanding.

Access to Ancestry Library Edition has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Remote access will be available until December 31, 2021 and will be re-evaluated monthly as needed. For remote access, visit: http://64.107.155.203/cgi-bin/hukrdb?AncestryProquest and enter your Huntley Library card number.

HeritageHub

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1824 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

From home: Use this link and enter the barcode from your Huntley Area Public Library card at the login prompt.

Fold 3 Library Edition

Only Fold 3 combines official military records with deep first-person content, including bios, photos, letters and more. More than 470 million searchable records span hundreds of years.

Coverage includes:

  • Revolutionary War
  • Civil War
  • War of 1812
  • Mexican American and Early Indian Wars
  • World Wars I and II
  • Korean and Vietnam Conflicts
  • Recent Wars
  • International Records
  • And more

From home: Use this link and enter the barcode from your Huntley Area Public Library card at the login prompt.

Career, Language & School Resources

Mango Languages

Mango is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a variety of popular languages. Choose from 70 foreign language courses or 20 English language courses and learn at your own pace. Find out more about Mango at the library’s Information Desk or download the attached brochure.

Use this link to get started.

Scholastic Teachables

Scholastic Teachables is an online database of tens of thousands teacher-created, searchable, printable educational resources for all subjects in grades PreK–6.

Use this link to get started.

Scholastic Go

Access to online encyclopedias with 115,000 expertly written articles sortable by reading level, hundreds of videos for visual learners, and 80,000 curated and editorially-vetted websites to support further learning through additional credible sources. Additional features include fact boxes, photographs, interactive maps, tables, and charts.

Target Audience: Grade 2 – Adult

Use this link to get started.

Watch and Learn

Watch & Learn Library is an online hub of hundreds of core curriculum videos and teaching supports created by early childhood experts to strengthen preK–Grade 3 teaching and learning. Each video and its corresponding teaching supports are 100% equitable in both English and Spanish and are designed to connect real-life concepts to core science, social studies, and English language arts topics.  Videos feature real-world footage with closed captions, and are supported with fun quizzes, vocabulary previews, and think sheets to promote comprehension and set a purpose for watching.

Target Audience: Grades Pre-K to 3, In English and Spanish

Use this link to get started.

ScienceFlix

ScienceFlix offers more than 70 complete units of study to provide patrons with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through over 20,000 science-related hands-on projects, experiments, videos, and interactive features. Each article includes three reading levels and each topic includes related articles, websites, and Spanish-language content.

Subjects include:

  • Earth Science
  • Space Science
  • Life Science
  • Health & Human Body
  • Physical Science
  • Tech, Math, & Engineering

Target Audience: 600-1200 Lexile Level Readers

Use this link to get started.

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