Digital Library

To use our online resources, click on a subject area or browse the alphabetical list below. If you have questions about how to use them, please visit us, call the Reference Desk: (708) 649-7485, or email: mpref@mpplibrary.org. If you are using our online resources from home, you will need your Melrose Park library card number to log in.

Stream & Download

Access thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines, including the hottest new titles. Get started at the Media on Demand site or download the Libby app to access digital reading from your tablet or smartphone.

Access thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines, including the hottest new titles. Get started at the Media on Demand site or download the Libby app to access digital reading from your tablet or smartphone.

Kanopy is a streaming service with more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, educational videos, and TV shows with no holds, no waiting. Get started at the Kanopy site or download the app. 

Freegal Music is a free digital music service that gives you access to 15+ million songs from 200+ genres,music videos, and audiobooks. Streaming is unlimited and you can download up to 5 DRM-free songs each week.You can also create and save playlists and share them with others. Get started at the Freegal Music site or download the app.

Online Learning

Offers over 60 interactive foreign-language courses and 17 English as a second language course for ESL students. Each Mango lesson incorporates vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

Free online classes in math, science, computer programming, history, art, economics, and more.

Online Resources

Online resources on auto repair and driver’s education.

Online resources on book recommendations, library collections, and more.

Online resources on business references, journals, tools, and more.

Online resources on book recommendations, magazines, encyclopedias, and more.

Online resources from the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services.

Online resources from the Neighbors Magazine, Proviso Township, District 89, and the Village of Melrose Park.

Online resources on annual reports, consumer reports, and legal reference materials.

Online resources on DIY reference materials, instructions, and project ideas.

Online resources on Microsoft Office and online tutorials, GED information, and keyboarding curriculum.

Recursos en línea sobre información de GED, ayuda legal y Servicios de Cuidadania e Immigracion de los Estados Unidos.

Online resources from the Melrose Park Local Death Index.

Online resources on consumer health and reference materials. 

Online resources on employment opportunities and tools. 

Online resources on learning languages with lesson plans, quizzes, and more.

Online resources to access a wide range of music.

Online resources on newspaper from multiple sources.

Online resources on academic journals, critical essays, biographies, pro/con essays, citation guides, and more.

Online resources from Illinois Department of Human Services.

Online resources from Illinois Talking Books and Braille Service. 

Online resources on user manuals for small engine repairs.

Online resources from GCFGlobal Online Tutorials.

Online resources on pro/con essays, science reference materials, and more.

Online resources on magazines, pro/con essays, book recommendations, and more.

Special Collections

Step back in time and discover the rich history of Melrose Park, Illinois. Every town has a story to tell and Melrose Park is no different. These digital collections provide an overview of a vibrant, ever- adapting community that actively embraces its old traditions while creating new ones. Click here to start your walk down memory lane.

Explore over 1200 local digitized newspapers from the Herald. Click here to start your search.

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. Click here to check out the mail-order houses.

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). Click here to start your search.