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From the bookmobile to the home-bound, Outreach has special services to bring the library to the community.
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View the art owned by Peoria Public Library.
From birth up find resources for youth as well as parents and educators.
Information about how to request books from outside the RAILS library system.
Find links to verified research students can use to complete assignments and help them study
Find helpful resources to prepare for a job search from resume writing to practice tests and interviews with a coach
Here are links to research helps for those working on family history
Links to all databases Peoria Public Library offers.
These resources will help those in business to create a mailing list, find investment information, learn another language, locate small business assistance and more
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Download the library newsletter, Passages and read library news as well as the complete calendar.
Download our monthly calendar of events just for kids.
See what book clubs are available, when they meet and what they are reading.
Music in the McKenzie offers a free concert monthly at North Branch. Find out who is playing.
This page gives details of a partial closing of Main Library from September 17 to December 1 for construction of a new heating and cooling system. The Local History and Genealogy Room and Gallery will be open.
The Mayor's Community Coalition Against Heroin is providing information and discussion about the heroin epidemic in Peoria, Illinois.
This page contains information about the events planned at Peoria Public Library for The Great American Read
Find links to news stories featuring Peoria Public Library
Find animated storybooks, games and more that can be used by children alone or with a teacher or parent.
Tumblebooks Ebooks, read-alongs, graphic novels, educational videos, and audiobooks for ages 8 to 12 and 12 to adult.
Download e-books and audio books for all ages.
Audiobooks for children and adults you can play on your computer or tablet.
Download e-books and audiobooks for all ages.
link to the Freegal streaming and downloadable music service
Buy used books from the Friends at any of these locations. Sales support programming at Peoria Public Library.
Help the Friends support the library through a variety of volunteer opportunities.
Donate your books, music and movies the Friends to receive a tax deduction and help the library.
JobNow is a truly unique resource. Unlike simple editing services for resumes, or static databases for job-seekers, the JobNow suite provides on-demand access to live, expert coaches for every stage of your job search.
Live Career Assistance
Click here to use JobNow! Please sign in with your library card number if you are outside of the library.
Nervous about your driver's license test? Put your nerves at ease with these FREE official DMV practice tests! This resource includes over a dozen drivers' practice tests, as well as the full text of three different driver's manuals: standard, motorcycle, and CDL.
It also provides links to a wealth of useful information to answer all of your DMV-related questions, like:
And so much more! Just click here to get started!
This free employment resource can simplify your job hunt with its unique search and job explorer tools, and especially, with its insider information on companies, salaries, and interview practices.
Access Glassdoor here through the Peoria Public Library website to enjoy full, unrestricted use of this resource without having to set up a personal account.
Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that teaches actual conversational skills for over 60 languages from around the world, including English for ESL learners. Each chapter aligns your learning to a set of conversational and grammar goals, with highly relevant cultural notes sprinkled into every lesson. Intuitive popups help you tune your pronunciation, and you can even record your speech and compare it to audio from a native speaker to hear exactly how to tune your accent. Learn a new language today!
Please log in or create a profile to use this resource (all free with your library card). Call (309) 497-2000 if you have any questions!
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Click here to search the archives of the Peoria Journal Star. You can browse today’s news or search for stories, obituaries, sports, columns, and more from 1991- current. Available from home or inside the library.
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Click here to search America's News. Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Find titles from across the US and Illinois. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.
At the library or Remote user
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Includes full text of 300+ major U.S. and international news sources, including the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, and the Times of London. Content is updated daily, so coverage is exceptionally current!
From finding old friends and planning vacations to conducting market research and choosing a health care provider, this extensive database offers the information you need - in a fast, convenient format. Search for U.S. and Canadian businesses and residents, U.S. healthcare providers, and more. Take advantage of the unique result display options, such as the mapping function. NEW search over 2.5 million U.S. jobs and internships!
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Gale’s Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) is a multi-purpose educational resource, helping students and professionals with:
Please use your Peoria Public Library Card for remote access. This resource is case sensitive, so be sure to capitalize the "D."
Need help using this resource? Ask a librarian or check out:
High School Tools tutorial for information on GED study materials
Career Tools tutorial for certification/licensing and general job preparation tools
You can call (309) 497-2000 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday to get help from Peoria Public Library Reference staff.
Or stop in and talk to a REAL person at any one of our library locations!
You can also email questions to Peoria Public Library staff anytime using our Ask a Librarian form. Library staff will respond as soon as possible (generally within one business day).
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