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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (access from inside any Oak Park library building or anywhere outside the library)

Herramienta de referencia en español para niños. Contiene miles de artículos fáciles de leer y repletos de ilustraciones, videos, mapas interactivos y una amplia variedad de juegos y actividades, diseñado para desarrollar las habilidades claves del lenguaje y de investigación.

World Book Encyclopedia for Spanish speakers—with thousands of easy-to-read articles packed with illustrations, videos, interactive maps, and a wide variety of games and activities—designed to develop key language and research skills.


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The Wall Street Journal

Find breaking news and current headlines from the US and around the world.

Browse (full website access):

Available in browser on laptop/desktop (access to The Wall Street Journal apps is not available through the library).

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

  1. Click the link above for “From 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, click “SIGN IN” to enter your username and password.
  3. Once you have created an account or signed in, you can enjoy unlimited, full-site access.

How to access from anywhere outside the library

  1. Click the link above for “from anywhere outside the library.”
  2. Enter your Oak Park library card number when prompted.
  3. 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, click “SIGN IN” to enter your username and password.
  4. Once you have created an account and/or signed in, you will receive an email with an instant digital access code that gives you three days of full site access. Once your access expires, return to this page to request another three days of access.

Create an account

  1. Enter your first name, last name, and email address. Your email address will become your username.
  2. Create a password. A password must be 5-15 characters long, contain at least one letter and number, and may not contain spaces, %, £, & or +. You will need to remember this username and password to log in next time.
  3. Complete the form and continue following the instructions above.

Questions? Contact us »

Search (full-text articles): current (1984-present), online edition (2010-present) & historical (1889-2002)


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The Washington Post

Read the daily newspaper, find breaking news and analysis on politics, business, world national news, entertainment, and more.

Browse (full website access):

Available on iOSAndroid, Kindle Fire, and in browser on laptop/desktop. Need help? Explore FAQs for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices »

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

  • Click the link above for “From any Oak Park library building.”
  • Enjoy unlimited, full website access.

How to access from anywhere outside the library

  1. Click the link above for “from anywhere outside the library.”
  2. Enter your Oak Park library card number when prompted.
  3. First-time users will be prompted to create an account. Enter your email address or connect using an existing Amazon, Facebook, Google, or Apple account. If you have previously created an account through the library, enter your email address and password when prompted.
  4. If you created a new account, you will receive an email from The Washington Post with a link to set your password. Click the link in the email and follow the instructions to set a password. You will need to remember this username and password to log in next time.
  5. Once you have created an account and/or signed in, you will have seven days of full access. Once your access expires, return to this page to request another seven days of access.

Questions? Contact us »

Search (full-text articles): current (1986-present), online (2016-present) & historical (1877-2003)


Wednesday Journal of Oak Park

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


World Book (access from inside any Oak Park library building or anywhere outside the library)

Explore World Book’s engaging content for learners of all ages, all in one place:

  • Discover (grades 5+): Easy-to-read articles with a text-to-speech feature.
  • Early Learning (grades preK+): Narrated stories, games, videos, and reading practice.
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (grades 5+): Online version of World Book in Spanish, including encyclopedia articles, resource guides, citation builder, interactive maps, and study quizzes.
  • eBooks (all ages): Collection of exclusive, illustrated ebooks for kids, sorted by grade level with Lexile Level and Accelerated Reader information.
  • Kids (grades K+): Easy-to-read articles with engaging images, illustrations, interactive games, and activities.
  • Student (grades 5+): Online version of World Book, including encyclopedia articles, resource guides, citation builder, interactive maps, and study quizzes.
  • Timelines (grades 5+): Use one of the pre-generated timelines or create a timeline from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media.

WorldCat Discovery

Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide, for help finding items outside of the library’s catalog.


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