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The Digital Library 

Resources available 24/7

Aurora Public Library offers various online resources that you can access anytime, anywhere.  Download eBooks, digital magazines, stream music and movies, learn a new language or skill or even get homework help from a live tutor. Please have your Aurora Public Library Card number and PIN available to access the digital library.

*available inside the library only.

The Digital Library
Automobile Repair
Chilton (Auto Repair) Service Manuals
Do-it-yourselves total maintenance, service, and repair information in an easy-to-use format for your cars.
Books & Reading
Novelist
Search categories listing Best Sellers, Awards, Mysteries, Inspirational, Younger Readers, Article Archive, NoveList Letters.
Novelist K-8
Contains information on fiction books for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children's "chapter" books and young adult titles.
WorldCat
Locate books, periodicals, films, maps, sound recordings, and other formats in thousands of libraries worldwide.
Business & Investing
Lynda.com
Provides an extensive library of training videos on practically any software program imaginable, including business productivity programs like Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), professional design software such as Adobe's Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, etc.), audio and video production, mobile platforms (iOS, Andriod, etc.) and so much more. The Library's lynda.com membership offers customers unlimited access to a library of over 100,000 high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials as part of over 2,000 courses taught by recognized industry experts.
Morningstar Investment Research Center
Find a stock or mutual fund, research current or prospective holdings, read analysts' reports, and see ratings, financial reports, valuation ratios, and key ratios.
Public Records
Access to Chicagoland's public records. Real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more. Keep an eye on housing values in your community and help safeguard your biggest investment - your home. Sort by name, city, zip code, and more.
Digital Books
Hoopla
Instantly borrow up to four (4) titles per month of your choice from movies, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks, TV series, or comics.
RBdigital
eAudiobooks: Download adult, young adult, and kids' audiobooks from Recorded Books. The downloadable audiobooks are in popular electronic formats that work with hundreds of devices.
RBdigital Magazines
Full digital copies of your favorite magazines! View magazines on either your computer or mobile device. Unlimited access to the entire collection.
Tumblebook Library
A collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books), TumblePuzzles, TumbleQuizzes and TumbleResources for Teachers.
Overdrive
eBooks & eAudiobooks: Checkout of digital ebooks and downloadable audiobooks that are compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, and other popular mobile devices. Formats include EPUB and PDF for eBooks, and MP3 and WMA for eAudiobooks. – download the Libby APP by Overdrive.
Genealogy
Ancestry Library Edition*
Powered by Ancestry.com, the number 1 Source for Family History Online.
Health & Medicine
Medline
Produced by the National Library of Medicine and corresponds to the following print resources: Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index. Use it to find studies and articles on all areas of medicine.
Medline Plus
A database of good health and medicine information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.
Jobs & Careers
JobNow
Offers expert live assistance in a one-on-one setting where you can explore how to build an effective résumé, the kinds of questions that will arise during a job interview, or the best steps to take towards the career you are interested in.
AtoZ Databases
The premier source of business information for reference and research, with detailed information on more than 25 million U.S. businesses. Used by entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers, or anyone wanting access to information on businesses.
Language Learning
Pronunciator
Fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages. It’s free at your library and start learning at your own pace!
Magazines & Newspapers
Consumer Reports Online
Provides ratings, reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services, including cars, appliances, electronics, and more.
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune full-text articles (1985-present).
Chicago Tribune - Historical
Content includes articles between 1849-1987. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
MasterFile Premier
Searches 1000+ newspapers, magazines, and journals. The Consumer Reports can be found using this database.
Music Downloadables
Freegal
Offers access to 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalogue of legendary artists. In total, collection of 10,000+ labels with music that originates in over 60 countries. No software required to download DRM free Music.
Online Learning
HelpNow
Offers a comprehensive suite of eLearning tools, including live tutoring, expert writing assistance, collaborative learning, targeted skills building, test prep, and self-study options. Live tutors available after school hours, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Research & Homework Help
Biography In Context
Learn about the challenges, motivations, successes, and failures of historical and contemporary persons.
Gale eBooks
A database of encyclopedias, digital books, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
HelpNow
Offers a comprehensive suite of eLearning tools, including live tutoring, expert writing assistance, collaborative learning, targeted skills building, test prep, and self-study options. Live tutors available after school hours, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
MasterFile Premier
Searches 1000+ newspapers, magazines, and journals. The Consumer Reports can be found using this database.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games.
Streaming Movies
Hoopla
Instantly borrow up to four (4) titles per month of your choice from Movies, Music albums, eBooks, Audiobooks, TV Series or comics.
Test Prep & Skill Building
LearningExpress Library
Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help customers, teen students, and adult learners alike succeed in required academic or professional exams.
Lynda.com
Provides an extensive library of training videos on practically any software program imaginable, including business productivity programs like Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), professional design software such as Adobe's Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, etc.), audio and video production, mobile platforms (iOS, Andriod, etc.) and so much more. Library’s lynda.com membership offers customers unlimited access to a library of over 100,000 high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials as part of over 2,000 courses taught by recognized industry experts.

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Ancestry Library Edition*: Powered by Ancestry.com, the number 1 Source for Family History Online.
AtoZ Databases: The premier source of business information for reference and research, with detailed information on more than 25 million U.S. businesses. Used by entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers, or anyone wanting access to information on businesses.

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Biography In Context: Learn about the challenges, motivations, successes, and failures of historical and contemporary persons.

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Chicago Tribune- Historical: Content includes articles between 1849-1987. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
Chicago Tribune: Chicago Tribune full-text articles (1985-present).
Chilton (Auto Repair) Service Manuals: Do-it-yourselves total maintenance, service, and repair information in an easy-to-use format for your cars.
Consumer Reports Online: Provides ratings, reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services, including cars, appliances, electronics, and more.

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Freegal: Offers access to 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalogue of legendary artists.  In total, collection of 10,000+ labels with music that originates in over 60 countries.  No software required to download DRM free Music.

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Gale eBooks: A database of encyclopedias, digital books, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

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HelpNow: offers a comprehensive suite of eLearning tools, including live tutoring, expert writing assistance, collaborative learning, targeted skills building, test prep, and self-study options.  Live tutors available after school hours, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Hoopla: Instantly borrow up to four (4) titles per month of your choice from movies, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks, TV series, or comics.

J

JobNow: Offers expert live assistance in a one-on-one setting where you can explore how to build an effective résumé, the kinds of questions that will arise during a job interview, or the best steps to take towards the career you are interested in.

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LearningExpress Library: Provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help customers, teen students, and adult learners alike succeed in required academic or professional exams.
Lynda.com: Provides an extensive library of training videos on practically any software program imaginable, including business productivity programs like Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), professional design software such as Adobe's Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, etc.), audio and video production, mobile platforms (iOS, Andriod, etc.) and so much more. The Library's lynda.com membership offers customers unlimited access to a library of over 100,000 high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials as part of over 2,000 courses taught by recognized industry experts.

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MasterFile Premier: Searches 1000+ newspapers, magazines, and journals. The Consumer Reports can be found using this database.
Medline: Produced by the National Library of Medicine and corresponds to the following print resources: Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index. Use it to find studies and articles on all areas of medicine.
Medline Plus: A database of good health and medicine information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.
Morningstar Investment Research Center: Find a stock or mutual fund, research current or prospective holdings, read analysts' reports, and see ratings, financial reports, valuation ratios, and key ratios.

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Novelist: Search categories listing Best Sellers, Awards, Mysteries, Inspirational, Younger Readers, Article Archive, NoveList Letters.
Novelist K-8: Contains information on fiction books for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children's "chapter" books and young adult titles.

O

Opposing Viewpoints In Context: Premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games.
Overdrive: eBooks & eAudiobooks: Checkout of digital ebooks and downloadable audiobooks that are compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android, Amazon Kindle Fire, and other popular mobile devices. Formats include EPUB and PDF for eBooks, and MP3 and WMA for eAudiobooks. – download the Libby APP by Overdrive.

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Pronunciator: fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages. It’s free at your library and start learning at your own pace!
Public Records: Access to Chicagoland's public records. Real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more. Keep an eye on housing values in your community and help safeguard your biggest investment - your home. Sort by name, city, zip code, and more.

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RBdigital eAudiobooks: Download adult, young adult, and kids' audiobooks from Recorded Books. The downloadable audiobooks are in popular electronic formats that work with hundreds of devices.
RBdigital: Magazines: Full digital copies of your favorite magazines! View magazines on either your computer or mobile device. Unlimited access to the entire collection.

T

Tumblebook Library: A collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books), TumblePuzzles, TumbleQuizzes and TumbleResources for Teachers.

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WorldCat: Locate books, periodicals, films, maps, sound recordings, and other formats in thousands of libraries worldwide.