Access our eResources by entering in your Northbrook Public Library card number (on the back of your card), without spaces. Some resources are only available in the library.



Find an extensive array of information about children's books, video and audio recordings, and other children-focused media.

One of the most trusted resources for information and advice on consumer products.

Your Voter Information is a tool that provides key information unique to your voting address or you. The tool can provide you with details about your polling place, ballot, elected officials and more

CreativeBug, from Joann Fabrics, offers online art and craft classes. There are 1000+ classes with expert step-by-step instructions. Watch at your own pace, download patterns, templates and recipes using your Northbrook library card, email and a password to create an account.


Full-text articles from thousands of periodicals.

Covers nonprofit U.S. membership organizations of national scope.

The world's largest digital library of education literature.


FOR USE INSIDE THE LIBRARY ONLY.  Make an account and use the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world. As an affiliate library, Northbrook card holders have access to over 2 billion digitized records, including 400 million images that are currently not available to the public outside of our library.

Database of databases such as WorldCat, ERIC, ECO MEDLINE, GPO, ArticleFirst, etc.

Borrow digital magazines to read on your computer or mobile device.

FOLD3 by Ancestry provides access to U.S. military records including stories, photos and personal document of the men and women who served.


Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Use your Northbrook Library card to enroll in courses that run for six weeks. New sessions begin every month. The 360+ classes include Accounting Fundamentals, Microsoft Office, Health Care Certificates and Intro to Interior Design.

Includes the Encyclopedia of Associations National, National Directory of Non-Profit Organizations, Ward's Business Directory.

Search across this collection of Business Plans, Encyclopedias, Homework sources and Primary documents covering all subject areas.


Discover your family history through census records and more. Special collections include Revolutionary War documents and Freedman’s Bank for African-American genealogy.

Create an account to access learning tutorials for numerous resources, including iMovie, Photoshop and PowerPoint. Hoonuithas the essential training you need to develop and increase technology skills, proficiency, and productivity.


From the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Look up licensing for healthcare professionals and companies in Illinois.


In affiliation with the Museum of Jewish Heritage, this easy-to-use genealogy website features tens of millions of records, research tools, and other resources to help those with Jewish ancestry research and find family members.


Divorce forms? Letters to landlords about security deposits? Fee waivers? Parenting Plan updates? You've come to the right place. The free Form Library offers Easy Form programs to fill out the forms or download a blank form and use a pen.

Legal materials available for use outside of the library. Patrons will need to enter their library card number for home access.