New Databases

The Library has just added four new databases that offer digital access to news articles, media, and other valuable resources for free with your library card. They’re perfect for research papers, keeping up with local news, or researching your family history. Try them out today!

Black Life in America

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.

Chicago Community Collection

Explore and stay informed on local topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the Chicago Sun-Times, the Doings and more. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Chicago Sun-Times Collection

Explore Chicago area history through local news, events and people with the Chicago Sun-Times Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.


Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.