Digital Library


Search for Materials

Search our online catalog for books, movies, music, and more or use the Search Our Catalog box on the right side of this website.


Access From Outside the Library

  1. Click on the link of a resource.
  2. Type in your library card number (starting with 21316) and your PIN (changeme, unless you’ve changed it).
  3. Login to use your selected resource.


Get the Apps

Many of the Library’s digital tools have apps.  Here’s the current list.

Digital Collections


                                    emedialibrary Download eBooks and eAudiobooks with eMediaLibrary. Try Libby, the new app!  Get the regular app or read directly on your browser. View our how-to guides.
emlforteens Check out eMediaLibrary for Teens, a special site from eMediaLibrary with eBooks and audiobooks for teens.
ereadingroom Explore the eReading Room, a special site from eMediaLibrary with eBooks and eAudiobooks for younger readers.
Browse eReadIllinois for eBooks and audiobooks.  Get the Axis 360 app for easy checkout and reading.  View our how-to guides.
Hoopla Logo blue 300dpi Stream movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks and read eBooks and comics with hoopla. Learn more about hoopla.


Explore Biblioboard, a digital media collection with a wide variety of materials free for anyone in Illinois.


Books and Materials

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novplus200 In search of a good book? Check out NoveList Plus, the source for books and authors, reading lists, and book discussion ideas.
                   worldcat Search this vast worldwide library catalog of materials, and request items with your Franklin Park Library card.




Find auto repair info on vehicles from the 1950s – present with Auto Repair Reference Center. Watch videos, learn care and repair tips and discover the best troubleshooting methods. View help guides and how-to videos.
chitrib Search the Chicago Tribune’s archives from 1985 – present. Use the Obituary search to find obituaries.
EBSCOhost_button_200x100 Use EBSCOhost to find articles from magazines and newspapers. It’s great for researching any topic and finding archives of magazines such as Consumer Reports. Includes an app.
firstsearch2014 Find articles about medicine, business, and education using OCLC FirstSearch.
ancestry Start your family history search with Ancestry’s online tools on the United States & Europe. Search U.S. Federal Census images and indexes, historical maps, the Social Security Death Index, and the Civil War collection. In library use only.
heritage Look up your ancestors and trace their paths across America with HeritageQuest’s collection of genealogical documents dating back to the 1700s.
referenceusa ReferenceUSA is the source for US business and residential data, and is the perfect tool for researchers, students, and job seekers.
businesssourcepremier Use BusinessSource Premier to find business articles on marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics.



BHQ logo small Improve your memory and more with Brain HQ, a brain-training system.   Brain HQ offers exercises that lead to better memory and faster processing as well as real-life benefits (such as safer driving and better hearing in noisy places).   Sign up for an account, and start challenging yourself today.   Download the app (Apple Store only right now) to train anywhere.


For students of all ages. Practice taking over 300 exams. Boost your reading, writing, math, and job search skills with online tutorials. Incluye recursos para hispano hablantes. Learn more about Learning Express Library.
TLOLHorizontal Learn a new language or improve your English language skills. Includes an app. Find out about Transparent Language Online.
UnivClass_400x200 Choose from hundreds of fun and educational online courses online. Register for your account (on regular computers only – contact us to register you if you use your tablet or phone).  Already signed up? Login here with your username and password. Learn more about Universal Class.


Student Resources


ABCMouse_Logo is the leading and most comprehensive online learning resource for children ages 2-7+. Create a free account for your child to access the Early Learning Academy, which covers reading, math, science, social studies, art and colors, and music.  In-library use only.


Explora is perfect for homework help and research!  Students from elementary through high school can search to find articles, books and more about common school subjects.
nk-8 NoveList K-8 Plus is the starting place for parents, children, teachers and students to learn about books.

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ACT, Inc.

A student site for ACT test takers.

Campus Tours

Check out colleges & universities with these virtual tours.

College Board

This helpful site offers SAT and AP exam information in addition to college planning tools.

College Illinois

A great financial aid resource from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid


Everything and anything you need to know about finding schools, applying to schools, and going to college.

The Princeton Review

Find out about financial aid, test prep, and other college stuff.

What’s Next Illinois?

Plan your future! Find scholarships, take a quiz to see what you should major in, and more.



Auto Insurance Facts for Teen Drivers

This page from the Illinois Department of Insurance offers general information and tips on insurance coverage and laws.

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

Check out this handy infographic from I Drive Safely before you get behind the wheel!

Free DMV permit practice tests!

Keys 2 Drive

AAA offers this helpful guide to teen driver safety.

Teen Driver Safety

Learn more about traffic safety and how to get your driver’s license from the Illinois Secretary of State.




Help for families and friends of alcoholics with a page especially for teens.


Searchable information on teen health.

Planned Parenthood Info for Teens

Provides information on safe sex, birth control, pregnancy, parenting, and abortion, with a special section just for teens.


Jobs and Internships

American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training

Provides information on how to become a certified Red Cross Babysitter.


This site focuses on part-time jobs, teen, summer, and college jobs, and internships for students.

The Smithsonian Latino Center’s Young Ambassador Program

This fantastic college prep and leadership program fosters the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities.

Resume Builder

A free resume builder that outputs to all the major file formats (PDF, .doc, .docx and even .rtf)