Digital Content


Download and stream content right from home with our eMedia collection. BPLD patrons only.


Read newly released magazines to which we subscribe.

Freegal Music

Download and stream music.


Get eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, and TV shows.


Read eBooks and listen to eAudiobooks.

Tumblebook Library

Read children books and play educational games. Only BPLD patrons remotely; anyone in-house.


eSources (also known as databases) are collections of information organized for convenient access. Only BPLD patrons remotely; anyone in-house.

Access World News (NewsBank)

A variety of news publications worldwide, including the Bartlett Examiner and full-color editions of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Daily Herald, and USA Today.

Ancestry Online (In-Library use only)

Gives access to unique resources for genealogical and historical research.

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source offers access to a wealth of information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today's complex vehicles.

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Features primary source documents from time periods marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.

Chicago Tribune Historical (1849-1997)

Provides first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society, and events of the time.

Consumer Health Complete

Provides full-text journals, magazines, health reference books and evidence-based health reports.

Consumer Reports

Enables people to make informed purchasing decisions on products.


Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes! Watch the classes anytime, anywhere. BPLD patrons only.

EBSCO Explora Masterfile

Offers biographies, full-text reference books, encyclopedias, and full text articles from popular magazines.

EBSCO Explora Middle School

Find popular middle school magazines, reference e-books, and thousands of primary source documents and videos.


Educate Station

Find a full curriculum for pre-K through 5th grade including learning plans and worksheets for math, science, language arts, social studies, and social and emotional learning.
Funded by the Friends of the Bartlett Library.

FamilySearch (In-Library use only)

Find a variety of documents to tell the story of your family including birth, census, marriage, and cemetery records.

Heritage Quest

Contains info on families and cultural aspects of immigration/migration of America.

Illinois State Library Electronic Resources

The Illinois State Library offers additional online resources. Resources marked as In-library Access Only are available only to users at the Illinois State Library. All other resources are available freely via the Web or through remote access by current Illinois state government employees.

Mango Languages

Learn a new language with Mango! Lessons are available in over 70 languages including Spanish, Polish, and Chinese. Plus you can learn English from 20 different source languages. Funded in part by the Friends of the Bartlett Library.


Offers accurate, up-to-date data on 35,000 stocks and funds.

Novelist Plus & Novelist K-8 Plus

Offers information and reading suggestions for more than 200,000 titles.

Record Information Services

Provides public record data to businesses and governmental agencies in Chicagoland.

Scholastic Teachables

Get worksheets, lesson plans, games, and more for many subjects in any grade.

Weiss Financial Ratings

A source of accurate and unbiased data for selecting or monitoring a financial services company or investment.

World Book Online

Includes all of the articles available in the print version plus more.