Library Catalogs & Libraries

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(Items marked with ** require a login; contact the Library for a password.)

  • PrairieCat: Catalog for approximately 200 libraries in northern Illinois and eastern Iowa.
  • WorldCat via FirstSearch **: A catalog of more than a billion items in libraries worldwide.
  • WorldCat.org: An alternate way to search most of the WorldCat catalog, with no login required.
  • Every Library in ILLINET (ELI): Directory of hundreds of Illinois libraries, with links to many libraries' websites and catalogs.
  • Digital Illinois: Catalog of electronic collections of documents, photographs, etc., made available online by Illinois libraries.
  • Open-Access Text Archive: Thousands of public-domain books and other free books, for online viewing or downloading in plain text or scanned formats. Part of the Internet Archive site.
  • Library of Congress Digital Collections: A large number of pamphlets, letters, historic documents, pictures, early films and recordings, and other items are available online.