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The Great Courses and Hoopla logos

The Great Courses are engaging, immersive learning experiences. These college-level courses are presented by exceptional professors chosen for their ability to teach. Hoopla has dozens of TGC eAudiobooks.

The Great Courses and Kanopy logos

The Great Courses are engaging, immersive learning experiences. These college-level courses are presented by exceptional professors chosen for their ability to teach. Kanopy has dozens of TGC videos.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Search consumer health magazines, pamphlets, reference books, and reports.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Search over 500 full text scholarly medical journals.

Heritage Quest

Genealogical database searching census, military, immigration records and more.

Hoopla Digital

Go to HOOPLA

Borrow FREE movies, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, and TV shows.

USER GUIDE

Getting Started with Hoopla

AMOUNT

10 per month

HOW TO ACCESS

  • Computer
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android devices
  • Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • Roku

IS THERE AN APP?

Yes, search for "hoopla" in your app store

Illinois Digital Archives

Historical articles and photographs related to Lake Forest.

Investor's Business Daily

Daily stock market and business news, quotes, mutual fund performance and market analysis.

Kanopy Video

On-demand streaming video service. Kanopy offers a wide range of titles including selections from the Criterion Collection, foreign films, classic cinema, documentaries and more. Stream video through the available smartphone or tablet app, or watch in your computer's browser. 

Kanopy Kids logo

Free streaming videos ... Just for kids! Kanopy Kids uses Common Sense Media ratings, making it wasy for you to decide what's best for your family.

Lake Forester 1995-Present

Searchable Lake Forester from 1995 to present. See historical editions from 1899–1940 in the Historical Lake Forester database.

Lake Forester 1899-1940

Searchable Lake Forester issues from 1899–1940.

LexisNexis

Company and investment information, legal cases, and news stories from hundreds of foreign and domestic sources. Legal Case information available only in the Library.

In the Library: Click here.

Outside the Library: Click here.

LibriVox

Go to LIBRIVOX

Download FREE audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world.

USER GUIDE

LibriVox help page

AMOUNT

Unlimited

HOW TO ACCESS

  • Download audio files and listen on your Computer or Mobile device
  • Add audio files to iTunes

IS THERE AN APP?

Yes, search for "librivox" in your app store

Lynda.com

Video tutorials from the industry leader in technology training on subjects ranging from coding to photography to graphic design.

If you have trouble logging in to Lynda, please call 1.888.33.LYNDA.

Mango Language

Mango Languages is an online language-learning resource teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language. Also available as an app for your tablet or smartphone. 

EBSCO Masterfile Premier

Full text and abstracts of magazine and journal articles, as well as reference books and primary source documents.

MedLine Plus Logo

Information on health topics, drugs, and supplements from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.