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Get access to subscription-based resources that Google can’t offer

Your Oak Park Public Library card and PIN give you access to the online resources listed here. Have questions? Get answers to FAQs, watch how-to videos, read about your data privacy, and contact us »

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Genealogical service that includes over a billion individual ancestral entries worldwide. Additional content—including millions of records and images—is available in-library only.

Get step-by-step instructions on how to set up an account (first-time users must create an account; a library card is not needed but name and birthdate are required):

Financial Times [U.K.]

Search (full-text articles): current (1996-present)


Access to 14 databases, including both indexes to articles and books and some full text.

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More than 20 current subscriptions to popular magazines. Available on iOSAndroid, and Kindle Fire, and in browser on laptop/desktop (using the Flipster link above). Need help? Browse FAQs and watch video tutorials for iOS devices, Android devices, Kindle Fire devices, and laptop/desktops.

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • Unlimited checkouts—simultaneous access, no waiting!
  • Lending period: None. Keep titles for as long as you choose!

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) (access available at the Main Library only)

Candid’s grant-seeking tool, which includes 232,000+ funder profiles, 18.4+ million grants, 900,000+ grant recipient profiles, and 1+ million key grant decision-makers and leaders, along with contacts, maps, charts, federal grants, requests for proposals (RFPs), and more.

As a Funding Information Network partner, the library provides access to Candid’s websites: Foundation Directory Online and Grants to Individuals, both offering information and resources to assist and strengthen nonprofit organizations.

Fresh Air [NPR]

Search (full-text articles): current (2008-present)

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Images, maps, and full-text articles on a wide variety of subject areas.

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