Online Resources

  • Driver Education Practice tests for Illinois permits – includes car, motorcycle, and CDL.

  • veterans information center See materials specifically focused on important issues affecting veterans and their families.

Online Access to Resources and Databases

Online Access to Resources and Databases

To access our online resources and databases, please enter your Orland Park Public Library card barcode number.
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Ancestry Library (In-Library Use Only)

This site contains a wealth of sources for genealogists. It includes over 4,000 separate databases which provide information on over two billion names. Search through census images, birth, marriage and death records and much more.

Business Source Premier

Including current and historical information for companies located around the world, this database is an excellent resource for news articles, market research reports and much more.

The Careers College

A blend of online educational learning modules, job search tools and complementary career resources to help you navigate the job search process to land the ideal job.

Consumer Health Complete

This database provides access to information about medical conditions and terminology. Researchers are also able to view medical images and explore major subjects in health and wellness.

Consumer Reports

Ratings, reviews and consumer advice for autos and products for the home.


A variety of services on general and specialized topics.

Explora Educator's Edition

Highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.

Explora Primary School

Provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Explora Public Libraries

Provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Financial Ratings Series Online Database Info- Weiss & The Street Ratings

Combines the strength of Weiss Ratings and The Street Ratings to offer the library community a single source for financial strength ratings and financial planning tools covering Insurance, Banks, Mutual Funds & Stocks and Customized Medigap Buyer’s Guide & Premium Calculator.

Gale Courses (NEW)

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor-led courses that you can take entirely online. As an Orland Park Public Library cardholder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

This unique database offers a large collection of digitized reference books on a wide variety of subjects. It provides the ability to use reference works from home, combined with the easy searching of an online database.


Revolutionary War records, family histories and the United States census from 1790 to 1930 are just a few of the resources available to genealogy researchers on Heritage Quest.

Learning Express Library

Plan your career, build your resume or research an occupation with this handy set of tools.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages’ PhD-created, linguist-approved language-learning software teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages, while keeping the vibe fun and encouraging. Mango rapidly builds language proficiency and cultural understanding around real-world communication skills that you’ll actually need. Mango teaches through examples.

MasterFILE Premier

Search through over 1,900 full text periodicals covering all subjects from general knowledge to business to education and more. This resource includes an image database of photographs, flags and maps. (This database can be found in EBSCOhost Web.)

MediGap Insurance

Weiss Ratings Medigap: your customized guide to choosing the best (and most affordable) Medicare Supplement Insurance for you.

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

NoveList Plus

Looking for a great fiction book? Try NoveList to find your next read. It includes book discussion guides and suggestions for titles to try based on other books and authors you have enjoyed.

NoveList Plus K-8

Reading recommendations for children in elementary and middle school.

OCLC FirstSearch

FirstSearch offers the user a group of databases which include catalogs of materials available at libraries, abstracts, and full text documents.

Primary Search

Contains full text for more than 80 popular, elementary school magazines. Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and the American Heritage Children’s Dictionary. (This database can be found in EBSCOhost Web.)


ProQuest provides the most comprehensive resource for nearly every kind of researcher seeking news information from today all the way back to 1764. With our powerful search engine, more than 3,000 of the world’s news sources, such as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The Guardian & Observer, and more are open to discovery.

From a single interface, researchers can access news reports, editorials, and, with ProQuest Historical Newspapers, advertisements, stock tables, cartoons, and more.

Reference USA

Look here first if you need contact information for a home or business located anywhere in the United States. Including more than 134 million residential and business listings, this database can be searched by name, phone number, zip code and a wide variety of other categories.

Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. (This database can be found in EBSCOhost Web.)

Something About the Author Online (In-Library Use Only)

Examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images.

TumbleBookLibrary (NEW)

TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s e-books.
TumbleBookLibrary Premium has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.

Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite! As well as Math Stories!