Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library subscribes to a number of electronic databases which are available to users of the Library.  Unless otherwise noted, access to databases from home will require Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library cardholders to type in their library bar code number and last name.

Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogical research using census records from 1790 to 1940; birth, marriage, and death records; immigration records; vital and church records; military records; and court, land, and probate records.

This resource is only accessible in the library building.

Duolingo for Schools

Duolingo is a free language-learning website that offers 85 different language courses in 24+ languages.


eLibrary® helps simplify the research process and empowers novice researchers to more easily and efficiently choose their research topic and find authoritative information to support their research claim. It delivers one of the largest collections of periodical and digital media content editorially selected to support novice researchers.

More than 11,000 editor-created Research Topics pages deliver the essential elements on a vast array of people, places, historical events and eras, literary genres, current events, broad curricular themes and much more. All content is in 100% full text. 1,700+ magazines, newspapers, transcripts and digitized reference book content, more than seven million images, maps, websites, videos and interactive simulations.

For eLibrary users outside the library, use your library card number to login.

Illinois DMV Practice Tests 

Free, ad-free, and registration-free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests for car, motorcycle, and commercial vehicle licenses. Good for the learner’s permit test, driver’s license test and refresher test for seniors.

Illinois Legal Aid Online Forms

Find free real estate, civil, financial, health (and more!) legal forms  and completion instructions, along with legal help and articles that explain the law in plain language powered by Illinois Legal Aid.

Learning Express Library

Features more than 300 practice tests including ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB, Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, EMT Basic, U.S.Citizenship, Postal Worker, Cosmetology, and Real Estate Sales Agent & Broker exams. In addition you can learn to use various software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Access and more.

To Login: Register as a new user by entering your library card number as your user name and creating your own password.

Reference USA

A source of business and residential information for reference and research. ReferenceUSA offers the most up-to-date data available in the market for their business and consumer databases which are continuously updated from more than 5,000 public sources.

Find jobs by job skills, location, and industry | Find business opportunities | Locate companies nationwide | Research business executives | View historical market trends | Track down addresses and phone numbers | Discover news articles for research

SWAN Catalog

Swan is our library’s on-line card catalog .Use this to find books, magazines, videos, cassettes and other materials owned by this library and other libraries in the Metropolitan Library System.

To Login:  You will automatically be logged in when you click on the above link. To access personal account information,  login to my account using your name, full library card number and pin number (If you have never logged in before, you will need to create a PIN).

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