Databases

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Chicago Tribune 1985-Present

Go to CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Full text articles (excluding images) from 1985 to the present. Search historical articles from 1849-1989 in the Historical Chicago Tribune database.

Cloud Library logo

Go to CLOUDLIBRARY
lakeforestlibrary.org/cloudlibrary

Borrow FREE eBooks and eAudiobooks. A great source for new and recently published items.

User Guide

Getting Started with the cloudLibrary app

Checkouts

5 checkouts at a time
Loan period of 2 weeks
Borrowed items return automatically

How to access

App available, search for "cloudlibrary" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets, Kindle Fire, Nook ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
No, does not work on Kindle eInk reader
Consumer Reports logo

Go to CONSUMER REPORTS

Expert ratings from Consumer Reports magazine, evaluating hundreds of products from appliances to cars to electronics.

Chicago Consumers' Checkbook Logo

Consumer ratings, comments, and advice on repair services, finance, home care, and more in the greater Chicago area.

In the Library: click here.

From Anywhere: click here.

Creativebug logo

Go to CREATIVEBUG
lakeforestlibrary.org/creativebug

Choose from more than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Getting Started

Start in your device's web browser and visit the Library's Creativebug link. Enter your Lake Forest Library card number, then set up an account with your email and password that you can also use to log in to the Creativebug app.

How to access

App available, search for "creativebug" in your app store
Works on iOS, Android, smartphones, tablets ... just install the app
Works in computer browser
CultureGrams

Go to CULTUREGRAMS

Cultural information on other countries in the world and states within the U.S., including videos, recipes, customs, and lifestyles.