Research & Learn

Our resources can help you write a paper, learn a language, fix a car, plan a vacation, and a whole lot more. Almost all resources are available anytime, anywhere.

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CuriosityStream

  • Award-winning documentaries about science, nature, technology, history, society and lifestyle.
  • Unlimited streaming of thousands of shows.
  • Stream on your laptop, TV, phone, or tablet.
  • From the founder of Discovery Channel.

Use it for: Movie night or learning about something new

Freegal Music

  • Download or stream great music without ads or subscription fees
  • Download 5 songs a week - from Sony's entire catalog
  • Stream up to 5 hours a day, every day
  • use your computer or download the app for your mobile device
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Kanopy

  • Stream critically-acclaimed movies, classic cinema, inspiring documentaries, foreign films, and a collection just for kids.
  • Stream up to 10 films per month, per cardholder.
  • Watch unlimited films in the Kanopy Kids collection.
  • Stream on your computer, TV, phone, or tablet.

Use it for: Movie night or learning about something new

Museum Adventure Pass

  • Free or discounted admission to Chicagoland museums, zoos, and cultural institutions.
  • Available for checkout at the Adult and youth Reference Desks.
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