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In this climate of uncertainty and crisis, it can be overwhelming to know where to turn for the answers you need. Circumstances and information are changing daily. Our librarians will regularly update these pages to help you find the information you need for up-to-date support and resources.


Information for Unemployed Individuals

Unemployed due to COVID-19? We're here to direct you to the resources you need.



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Information for Small Businesses

It’s hard to overstate the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on small businesses. Get information for your business, from the local to the federal level.

Request your card today and start reading, watching, listening and learning online.

Access the library from your home and conveniently stream or download something to read, watch or listen to. There are thousands of books, movies, music and more to choose from beginning at Here is a guide to help find:  

eBooks and audiobooks: Use hoopla and cloudLibrary

TV, comics, movies and music: Use hooplakanopy, Acorn TV, IndieFlix and The Great Courses.

Magazines and newspapers: Use rbdigital, Flipster and pressreader

Questions? Chat with usemail us or schedule a virtual appointment with us.

Welcome to our new online resources page for families, early childhood, kids, tweens and teens. Each week, you'll find an updated list of resources for you to explore each week: storytimes on the library's YouTube channel, live online Tween and Teen programs, craft ideas, learning resources and more. 

Visit our online resources page for youths and their families.

We are living in a historic moment. The COVID-19 pandemic is perhaps one of those events that change or mark a generation. Recognizing the importance and unique opportunity for us to document experiences and collective memories while we are living through uncertain times together, the Arlington Heights Memorial Library invites local community members to share their stories, artifacts and any form of artistic or creative expression about living during the pandemic. The goal of the Arlington Heights COVID-19 Story Project is to create a library collection that will enable our community and future generations to learn about the resilience of Arlington Heights. The library aims to create a permanent historic

Reading from home? Let us recommend a curated list of eBooks, eAudiobooks and more you can download from home. For adults, kids or teens! Fill out a Book Me form today and one of our staff members will send you your personalized recommendations:

Stuck at home? Sign-up for an Arlington Heights Memorial Library card online to access thousands of eBooks, digital magazines, movies and more.  

If you live in the library's service area and do not have an AHML library card, you can now register online for a digital card.  
You can use your card right away to check out eBooks, access library databases and online learning resources, as well as reserve books, DVDs and more. 
The library is currently closed (through at least April 30; check our website for updates). You can pick up your physical card after we reopen.

Please be sure to bring ID with proof of your name and current address to the Checkout Desk after the library reopens. For

Working, learning or teaching from home? There are several free services that can aid in social distancing, working remotely and communicating online. Popular learning platform Treehouse offers a free 28-minute video How to Work Remotely: The Most Successful Habits and Skills to Put Into Practice. Here are a few popular services along with instructions for using them: 

Skype: Microsoft’s cross-compatible text, voice and video chat platform. Best for communicating across different types of devices. Tutorial Skype support 

Google HangoutsGoogle’s chat and video platform. Best for communicating to others with Google or Gmail accounts. Tutorial Hangouts support 

Learning Resources

Check out these free resources that will keep you learning even when you aren't in the classroom.

  • Be Internet Awesome - Digital citizenship curriculum. No account needed.
  • Google CS First - Coding curriculum. You can choose from one-hour activities to 8+ hour themed lessons. No account needed.
  • Hour of Code - One hour coding lessons for all ages. No account needed.
  • Khan Academy - Online courses in a variety of subjects. You will need to create an account to get started.
  • NASA - STEM activities and resources for grades K-12.
  • Scholastic Learn at Home - Day-by-day projects to keep you reading, thinking and

Resources for Job Seekers


Resources for Unemployed Individuals 

Looking for ways to pass some time as you shelter in place? Library staff have compiled this list of cultural experiences - a little something for everyone to enjoy. These websites and links are a quick and easy way to bring entertainment, education and cultural experiences right into your home. Explore and enjoy!


Arlington Heights Restaurants: The Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce has put together a list of restaurants currently offering carry out and delivery options.

Cooking Classes with Milk StreetMilk Street is offering 13 cooking classes, which will be free from now through the end of April.