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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 »

Need to search multiple resources at once? Use the catalog's Article Search to find full-text results. Let's get started »




Le Monde [France]

Search (full-text articles): current (2001-present)

Mango Languages

Reach conversational proficiency in more than 70 languages—including learning English in more than 20 different native languages—good for beginners and tourists.

  • Get step-by-step instructions on how to set up an account: 
  • Free app available for iOS () and Android ().

MasterFILE Complete

Popular full-text magazines (including Congressional Digest, The Nation, New Scientist, Scientific American, U.S. News & World Report), reference books, and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers, covering virtually every general interest subject area, plus an extensive collection of photos, maps, and flags.

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Media on Demand (web) or Libby (app)

Media on Demand is the library’s largest and most popular collection of ebooks and audiobooks, offering more than 70,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as the latest issues of more than 4,000 magazines—including The New Yorker, Chicago Magazine, and Bon Appétit. Need help? Explore how-to articles and watch an instructional video.

Libby, an app for Media on Demand, is available on iOSAndroid, Amazon Fire tablets, and Microsoft Windows 10+. Need help? Explore Libby Help »

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • Check out 20 items and place 20 holds at a time
  • Lending period: 7-21 days
  • Media on Demand/Libby users benefit from access to thousands of shared titles through the library’s consortium. In addition, Oak Park purchases copies of many titles available only to Oak Park cardholders. Therefore, wait times are often shorter than initially indicated.

Special features

  • Oak Park librarians create customized digital bookshelves
  • Titles can be renewed
  • Special reading rooms for kids and teens


Abstracts of articles in medicine, dentistry, and nursing (not full text)

Middle Search Plus (formerly Explora Secondary)

Full-text articles, news, and current events, using grade levels or Lexile ranges, for middle and high school students.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Comprehensive financial information on the New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and Nasdaq Stock Market, along with investment tools and educational features.

Muslim Journal [Chicago]

Search (full-text articles): current (2016-present)


Language program for children with games and learning activities.

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