Our student resources include eBooks, homework help, and educational entertainment for you and your child to enjoy while learning from home. All of these resources are available with your library card.

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While the library is closed, we are able to issue temporary library cards to anyone with a Northbrook address, including unincorporated areas. Get a temporary library card

eBooks and Audiobooks

Axis 360

Youth ebooks and downloadable audiobooks. (Grades K – 8)

Hoopla

eBooks and downloadable audiobooks, as well as streaming music and videos. Hoopla has content for all ages, so we suggest activating Kids Mode for kid-friendly browsing. Learn how to activate Kids Mode. (Grades K – 8)

Tumblebooks

Picture books and activities that go with those books. (Grades Pre-K – 5 )

TeenBookCloud

Free access to eBooks for teens from Tumblebooks until August 31. (Grades 7 – 12)

OverDrive for Teens

eBooks and downloadable audiobooks for young adults. (Grades 7 – 12)

Bookflix

Classic video storybooks paired with related nonfiction eBooks. (Grades Pre-K – 3)

Homework Help

Brainfuse HelpNow

Access to chat with a live and certified tutor from 3:00pm–11:55pm on any subject. (Grades K – 12)

Brainfuse LearnNow

Access to free practice tests and live tutoring for the ACT, SAT, AP,  and more.

JSTOR

JSTOR a digital library that provides full-text searches of almost 2000 journals. Create an individual account to search and read academic articles online. Here are some handy guides to help you get started with JSTOR for research. (Grades 6 and up) 

JSTOR Daily (daily.jstor.org) is an online magazine that provides context and background to news stories and current affairs. It publishes short and long posts from journalists and academics, and all pieces link to journal articles on JSTOR for deeper reading.

Tynker

Tynker is a computer programming site with many block-based and game-based coding activities that provide a fun and easy way for kids to build coding skills. To get started with Tynker, set up a parent account and a child account for each child on Tynker.com, then provide your child with their login information. (Grades 4 and up)

Other Online Resources

Access all of our homework help eResources.

Videos for Education and Entertainment

Kanopy Kids

Read-along stories, educational videos, and TV shows. Kanopy is offering unlimited access to its Kanopy Kids collection until May 30. (Grades K – 5) 

Digital Magazines

Flipster Digital Magazines

Read over 30 popular magazines in your browser or app. Flipster lets you access many magazines for kids, including Ask, Babybug, Cicada, Click, Cricket, Ladybug, Muse, Ranger Rick, Spider, Sports Illustrated Kids, Twist, and Zoo Books, and more.

RB Digital Magazines

Read over 90 free magazines in your browser or app, including magazines like American History, Discover, Popular Science, and more.

PressReader

Keep up with what's going on around the world with access to thousands of magazines and newspapers using the PressReader app. PressReader has many publications specifically for kids and tweens, in English and in many other languages, including Chinese, Spanish, French, and Russian.