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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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National Geographic Kids

Go on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. NatGeo Kids offers a complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. High-quality informational texts are available for primary, upper elementary, and middle school students.

Available in browser on laptop/desktop.

Checkout periods & lending limits

  • No holds, no waiting, no limits
  • Borrow as many titles as you want

Special features

  • Point-and-click access to pictures, books, and magazines
  • Easy access to subject indexing and related terms
  • Authoritative nonfiction digital content in support of Common Core State Standards

NewsBank Chicago

Search multiple Chicagoland newspapers at the same time, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Oak Leaves, and Wednesday Journal.

Newspaper Source Plus

Full-text collection of major news content, including newspapers, magazines, newswires, and news transcripts of television and radio.


Access to historical issues of hundreds of Illinois newspapers, including Oak Leaves (1902-1977), with searchable articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Fiction and nonfiction book lists for children, award-winning titles, and books by grade-level or Lexile score.

NoveList Plus

Book reviews, annotations, readalikes, discussion guides, and book lists for fiction and nonfiction readers.

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The New York Times

Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews and opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, and more.

Browse (full website access):

You must be 13 years or older to use this service. Users under 18 need parent or legal guardian permission to sign up. Available on iOSAndroid, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Explore FAQs for iOS and Android devices.

How to access from any Oak Park library building (on any library computer or device connected to the library’s WiFi)

Get access to News:

  1. Click the link above for “From inside any Oak Park library building.”
  2. First-time users will be prompted to create an account. See “Create an account” directions below »
    If you have previously created an account through the library, enter your username and password when prompted.
  3. Enjoy unlimited, full website access to News.

How to access from anywhere outside the library

Get access to News and all-access features—Cooking, Games, Wirecutter, and The Athletic:

  1. Click the link above for “From anywhere outside the library.”
  2. Enter your Oak Park library card number when prompted.
  3. On the next screen, you will see an instant digital access code with 72 hours of full site access and all-access features. Click “REDEEM.”
  4. First-time users will be prompted to create an account. See “Create an account” directions below »
    If you have previously created an account, enter your username and password when prompted.
  5. Once your pass expires, return to this page to request a new instant digital access code for another 72 hours.

Create an account

  1. Enter your email address and create a password or connect using an existing Google, Facebook, or Apple account. Your email address will become your username. You will need to remember this username and password to log in next time.
  2. Complete the form and continue following the instructions above.

Questions? Contact us »

Search (full-text articles): current (1980-present), online (2015-present) & historical with index (1851-2016)

The New York Times Book Review

Search (full-text articles): current (1988-present)

The New York Times Magazine

Search (full-text articles)current (1997-present)

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