Access these resources from home with your library card!
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture and chapter books, puzzles and games. Use the Accelerated Reader info to find your next book! For K-6th grade.
TumbleBookCloud Junior is a collection of online read-along books. Great for emergent, struggling, and reluctant readers. Use the Accelerated Reader information to find your next book! For grades 3-8.
TumbleBookCloud is great for the advanced reader who would like to move beyond the TumbleBookCloud Junior. Geared toward middle school and high school.
World Vital Records Learn about your family history and genealogy by searching census and military records as well as family trees.
Ancestry Library Edition allows you to perform family history research. This must be accessed inside the library.
Heritage Quest is a collection of family/local history books, Census records, and other expanding collections.
Help Now! connects students in grades K-12 and adult learners with online tutors for live, one-on-one help. Tutors available seven days a week from 2:00 to 11:00 p.m.
eLibrary is a full-text article database that contains current news and research information. Many journals provide full-text.
NoveList is a Readers’ Advisory service that allows users to search for their favorite book or author and then find similar reading material.
Zinio allows you to view full digital copies of your favorite magazine! See these instructions for more details or view this video for help. One useful tip – you will need two accounts, a Zinio library collection account (to select your magazines) and a Zinio reader account (to view your magazines). If you have trouble, please see a library staff member for help.
LibraryOnTheGo Download ebooks and audiobooks to a variety of devices including PCs, Macs, iPods, MP3 players, Kindles, and Nooks, to name a few.
Tips for using your Kindle
Tips for Using your Tablet or Smartphone
Tips for using your Nook
OCLC WorldCat allows you to search library catalogs from around the world. See the circulation desk for login info
Effingham Legal Self Help Center gives you access to legal information and provides help for Illinois residents. Access to online documents, automated forms, and a complete library of self-help materials. No username or password is needed to access the Effingham Legal Self Help Center.