New Books & Movies

Online Resources

Digital Library

Special Collections

If you have questions about how to use the online resources, please visit us, call: (708) 649-7485, or email: If you are using our online resources from home, you will need your Melrose Park library card number to log in.

Stream & Download

Stream and download services include: Media on Demand, Hoopla, Kanopy, and Freegal.

Online Research

Online research includes databases, online resources, and tips on how to research.

Online Learning

Online learning services include Mango and other helpful online courses you can take at your own leisure.

Digital Learning

Digital Learning provides tips and tricks to help you learn tech basic skill sets.

If you have questions about how to use the special collections resources, please visit us, call: (708) 649-7485, or email:

Melrose Park Memories

Step back in time and discover the rich history of Melrose Park, Illinois. These digital collections provide an overview of a vibrant, ever- adapting community that actively embraces its old traditions while creating new ones.

Mail-Order Houses

The Melrose Park Library partnered with four area libraries/historical societies conducting surveys to identify mail-order homes.  The culmination of the project is the creation of this free public database documenting the homes identified throughout this process.

Historical Melrose Park Newspapers

Explore over 1200 local digitized newspapers from the Herald.

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project honors American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them by preserving stories of their service to our country. The primary focus of the collection are first-hand accounts of U.S. Veterans from World War I (1914-1920), World War II (1939-1946), Korean War (1950-1955), Vietnam War (1961-1975), Persian Gulf War (1990-1995), and Afganistan and Iraq conflicts (2001-present).