Requires Plainfield Library card to access remotely.
Full-text newspapers for the Chicago area including:
Beacon News (1997 – Current)
Aurora Examiner (2009 – 2016)
Chicago Daily News (1875 – 1978)
Chicago Sun-Times Collection (1986 – Current)
Herald News Collection (1997 – Current)
Naperville Sun Collection (1997 – Current)
Plainfield Sun (until 2010 when publication ceased)
Shorewood Sentinel (2011 – 2020)
Provides unbiased reviews, undercover price research, and advice on local businesses and healthcare professionals. Available in Library only (no remote access). See Adult Services desk for access.
Explora provides research collections on thousands of topics to help you find the information you need quickly and easily. Search hundreds of professional journals, popular magazines, reference books, images, primary sources, and more by keyword or by topic.
Access to billions of digitized records, including millions of images that are only available to Affiliate Libraries and FamilySearch Family History Centers (Affiliate Library digital images are only available in the Library).
Explore Joliet area history through local news, events and people with the Herald News Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online.
An online database of digital picture books in World Languages; provides over 1350+ book titles in 45+ World Languages, together with English translations, and new digital books and languages released every month.
In-Library access | Unlimited access to News, Cooking, and Wirecutter while onsite at the Library.
- Visit the New York Times website.
- Log into or create a free account.
Remote access | For offsite access to News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter, and The Athletic:
Unlimited access to books, video and case studies from top companies, learning paths, expert playlists, and more in technology and business; . also includes titles related to job-seeking, career development and personal development. To access log into your Library Account. Then, go to My Account and My Record. Click the link that says O’Reilly For Libraries.
Submit your book through Self-e so it can be shared with patrons of participating libraries across your region. If your book is selected by Inkie.org’s curation partners, it will also be available alongside other great indie reads in participating libraries across the U.S. and Canada.
Offers independent, unbiased financial strength ratings of banks, credit unions and insurance companies and conservative buy-hold-sell investment ratings of thousands of stocks, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Instructional videos: Weiss Financial Ratings , Medigap tool.