Technology & Auto Repair

REMOTE ACCESS TO MOST DATABASES IS LIMITED TO ARLINGTON HEIGHTS RESIDENT CARDHOLDERS


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Alldata Pro

Automobile repair information and diagrams. In-library use only. The library’s Tech Help Desk now lends OBD scanners for reading diagnostic trouble codes. Contact us for details.

During the library's closure, this product will be available to library cardholders from home.


Auto Repair Source

NEW: Accurate, authoritative and up-to-date “do-it-yourself” service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.


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ChiltonLibrary.com

The online edition of Chilton's auto repair manuals, with at-home access. Includes ASE Test prep exam quizzes.


Video Tutorial    

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

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DigitalLearn.org

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


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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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GCFLearnFree.org

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

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

NEW: 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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Physical Review Journals

Published by the American Physical Society. High-end journals on physics, astrophysics, optics, etc.


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Science Reference Center

NEW: Provides full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, reference books and high-quality videos, as well as science experiments, images, and curriculum-aligned lesson plans.


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.


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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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Udemy (presented by Gale)

Gale Presents: Udemy (based on the Udemy for Business collection) offers over 3500 on-demand video tutorials covering technology (e.g., Office, Windows, and Mac OS, coding, etc.), business & management, languages, job & career skills, arts, hobbies and personal growth. Some courses offer IT certification test prep or project management professional development units (PDUs). Also includes test prep for GMAT, GRE, PMP and other professional/technical certifications.

IMPORTANT SIGN-UP DETAILS  |  Using the Udemy for Business App (iOS & Android)


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