Online Resources of the Chicago Public Library

As stated, the online resources of the ALA Library include a handful of databases by the company, EBSCO.

The Chicago Public Library (CPL) has a lengthy list of online resources available to patrons, including several databases by ProQuest.

A-Z Online Resources from the Chicago Public Library

Online Resources from CPL categorized by Areas of Interest, including

Questions about using CPL online resources? See the Online Resources FAQs.

Also available from the Chicago Public Library is their Flipster Magazine Collection, which provides access to full-text digital versions of dozens of popular general interest, lifestyle, news, hobby, and celebrity-themed magazine titles. 

You can contact us at x2153 or at to access materials available through the resources for you, as the ALA Library has a business library card with the Chicago Public Library.

You can use your own Chicago Public Library card to access these online resources, which is available to both residents of the city of Chicago and to residents of its outlying suburbs as a reciprocal card of your suburb's library. For ALA staff members