Online Resources

In addition to the 24,00o physical items in our collection, patrons have 24/7 access to digital content in the form of e-books, e-audiobooks, movies, music, and language learning.  The digital resources listed below are only available to GPL cardholders.  To access any of these digital subscriptions, all you need is your barcode and pin (last 4 digits of your barcode).  If you have any issues utilizing any of the digital subscriptions, please call the library at 815-784-2627 and ask staff for assistance.


OMNI Libraries     for ebooks and audiobooks via Overdrive

OMNI Libraries for Kids     for the kids catalog via Overdrive

OMNI Libraries for Teens     for the teens catalog via Overdrive

     Need help with Overdrive?  Click here

Freading     for ebooks and audiobooks via Library Ideas

     Need help with Freading?  Click here

Freegal     download 3 songs per week (to keep!) or stream music for 3 hours per day

     Need help with Freegal?  Click here

Rocket Languages     learn 15 different languages

     Need help with Rocket Languages?  Click here

Ancestry Library Edition     this database is linked to the library IP address and will only work in the library

Heritage Quest Online     genealogy research database

Fold 3     US military records research database

LearningExpress Library 3.0     tutorial and practice test database for students and adults


The library does provide access to online resources that do not require login credentials or a library card.


Online Order of Protection for Illinois

Illinois Legal Aid Online

DMV Practice Tests     for practice driving tests for car, motorcycle and CDL

VIN Decoder     a useful tool for doing automotive research

Biblioboard     e-book content available to any resident of Illinois