Online Learning



A to Z Food America

Recipes and cultural background of US regional food and traditions.

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A to Z World Food

Recipes and overviews of food from around the world.

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ABCmouse At-Home Access

NEW: Fun interactive online lessons for learners ages 2-8. Features over 10,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities—over 1000 of which are in Spanish. Includes assessment tools for parents. |  App Information

Inside the library use this link.

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Bluebird by Pronunciator

Bluebird is a new app from Pronunciator for learning languages through quick audio lessons via your mobile device. Read these sign-up instructions to get started!

Helps students learn math, science, and engineering through bite-sized, interactive learning experiences. Covers algebra, geometry, number theory, logic, science and computing concepts.

Our educator's access to is for users under 18 years old, upon parental/guardian request. Parents/guardians can request an account for their child HERE.

Arlington Heights cardholders only



More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Includes sewing/quilting/knitting, paper crafts, food, jewelry, holiday crafts and more. | Privacy note.

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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Curiosity Stream BingePass (via Hoopla)

Seven days' unlimited web access (no app/Roku/smart TV, etc.) to documentaries and nonfiction series. Watch award-winning original and curated factual films, shows, and series covering science, nature, travel, history, technology, and more.

Arlington Heights cardholders only


Free online tech training on topics like basic PC/Mac skills, Word, Excel, using the web, job searching, etc.

Practice tests and FAQs to help get and renew your driver's license.



Resources for teachers, administrators, and parents from the George Lucas Educational Foundation.


Gale Courses

In-depth, instructor-led, 6-week classes on tech topics, health care training, business/accounting, personal development, law, test prep, and more. Some classes can lead to certification and continuing education units (CEUs)

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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Free tutorials, designed by Goodwill, focusing on computer, job and life skills.

Great Courses (via Kanopy)

Binge-watch selected Great Courses on science, history, art, culture and more via Kanopy for 30 days.

Arlington Heights cardholders only


Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of hobby enthusiasts, with full text from leading hobby and craft magazines.

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Stream thousands of classic/foreign/independent films, documentaries, and educational videos via your PC or device web browser, up to 10 per month (three-day loan period)."Kids' Mode" available to highlight age-appropriate titles. 

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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Little Pim

Language learning for kids, pre-K to Grade 2; covers Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English, German, Arabic, Russian.

LOTE4Kids (Languages Other Than English)

LOTE (Languages Other Than English) is collection of hundreds of children's read-alongs from around the world, presented in both their original languages and English. Also try the new LOTE4Kids app for Android/iOS.



Mango Languages

Languages/cultural awareness. French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese German, English (for Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish speakers) and more, plus Little Pim for kids. Also has apps for iOS and Android (sign up via the website version first to get your username and password).

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Natural Medicines

Information on the effectiveness of herbs, supplements, vitamins, minerals, diets, nutrition, and exercises. Includes a Continuing Education section for medical professionals and a "Colleagues Interact" discussion forum.

News For You (News Articles for English Learners)

Easy-to-read news stories that can help you learn to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.


Path to Career Readiness

Self-paced, self-directed set of online and in-library activities designed to help new and returning job seekers develop effective resumes/cover letters, interview skills and workplace competencies.

Arlington Heights cardholders only

Peterson's Test Prep

Prep/practice tests for GED, ACT, GRE, GMAT, SAT, AP, job-related tests, TOEFL, citizenship and more. Search for colleges/scholarships or use the online resume builder and career exploration tools. Full list of tests & courses.

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U.S. citizenship preparation course from the makers of the Pronunciator language-learning product.


Lessons in over 80 languages, focusing on pronunciation. Also, teaches English from 50 source languages. Also try Pronunciator's new Bluebird app for quick audio-based lessons on mobile devices.

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Rules of the Road / Traffic Safety Publications

From the Illinois Secretary of State. Includes a link to the most recent Illinois Rules of the Road booklet.

Rules of the Road Review Course Workbook

From the Illinois Secretary of State. Prepare for your written driving test with this helpful review booklet (PDF).


Scholastic Teachables

Online tool offering unlimited access to award-winning activities and printable skills sheets, lesson plans, clip art, games, and other resources for teaching kids grades Pre-K to 8.

Social Media & Internet Tutorials

Simple, straightforward tutorials from Niche Academy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, GMail, Google Drive/Docs/Sheets and more. Use these as a "quick start" before trying more in-depth tutorials from GCFLearnFree.orgUdemy or Gale Courses.


Treehouse: Online Training

Web design, coding, mobile app development and more. Earn points/badges to track your progress and create a showcase for potential employers.

If you signed up for a library card online, you must receive a permanent library card (sent to your Arlington Heights address) before signing up for Treehouse.

New user? Account deactivated? Use our account activation form.

Additional FREE resources  (no account required):

Arlington Heights cardholders only

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Tumble Book Library

Animated stories you can read along to, as well as story books, full eBooks, graphic novels, nonfiction, puzzles & games and more.  Also try the iOS and Android apps.

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