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

Browse Our Catalog

Library Catalog: Access our catalog for books and other materials.

Place a Hold or Renew an Item: Place holds and other library materials digitally or give us a call at the Reference Desk: (708) 649-7485.

Learn Tech Basics

Digital Learning: Learn basic tricks and shortcuts to use as you navigate the internet, apps, email, social media, and more.

How to Library Videos: Need help getting started? We’ve got videos for that! Watch how to Library videos on our YouTube Channel

Access Online Subscriptions-Based Resources

Stream & Download: Use your library card and PIN to access online subscription streaming services, digital learning tutorials, and more.

Online Research: Use your library card and PIN to access online database subscription resources that offer vetted information, ditial learning tutorials, and more. 

Online Learning: Use your library card and PIN to access online subscription resources and free online courses from credible sites.

Special Collections – Melrose Park Memories: Explore and research Melrose Park history, local digitalized newspapers, Veterans History Project, Mail-Order houses, geneology, and more.

Find Local Connections

Senior Citizen Resources: Find programs and resources that exist in Melrose Park and the surrounding suburbs and how to access and participate in them.

Request Curbside Pickup

Curbside pickup is available for library patrons. For more information, please call us: (708) 649-7481.

Explore Online Resources

Consumer Health Complete: Supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics.

MedlinePlus: Online health information resource for patients and their familes and friends.

Mayo Clinic: Provides reference information and resources on health topics.

COVID-19 Information: Local resources and guides for individuals and families living in Melrose Park. 

Legal Information Reference Center: Legal forms and full-text legal reference books on popular topics.

Play Online Memory Games

Sudoku: The popular Japanese puzzle game Sudoku is based on the logical placement of numbers. An online game of logic, Sudoku doesn’t require any calculation nor special math skills; all that is needed are brains and concentration.

Google Solitare: Train Your Brain with Fun & Challenging Classic Klondike Solitaire Card Game.

MentalUP: Free brain games for seniors! These gamified exercises are developed by academicians and specialists and aim to improve essential mental skills like memory, logic, attention, etc.

Lumosity: Exercise memory, flexibility, and more with the world’s most popular brain training program.