Preparing for college?
Your library can help! Join us for two upcoming programs and explore resources to help you get college ready:
- FAFSA Completion Workshop: A financial aid professional will be available to answer questions and help you complete your FAFSA at no charge on Thursday, October 18, from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Main Library. Register now »
- SAT Practice Test: Sign up for a free, fully proctored, full-length practice SAT test on Saturday, October 20, from 9 am to 1 pm at the Main Library. Register now »
- Preparing for the SAT or ACT? Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) is designed to offer test preparation for the SAT and ACT. Log in now with your library card number and PIN »
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We want to help you find the information you need, and we understand there are some things you want to keep private. For your convenience, the library offers self-checkout machines. No matter what your age, you can check out books from any floor of the library. Your checkout records are private and will not be shared. Look for these subjects »
The library also has a social worker on staff who can help you figure out next steps for your situation. This is a free, confidential service. Ask at any library service desk to speak to Rob Simmons, Stephen Jackson, or call 708.697.6910.
- Check out our Homework Help section to access online resources for research, test preparation, and more. Find what you need in Homework Help for Teens »
- Need a place to study or collaborate with classmates? For teens in grades 6-12: Reserve the Teen Study Room »
- Testing & Education Reference Center offers the most up-to-date test preparation available for the SAT, as well as study books, and a college prep center.
- Illinois Drivers Education test preparation helps you prepare for the Illinois DMV permit test by offering a sample test online, and direct access to Illinois Driver’s Handbook.