News/Announcements

One Click Digital audio book service is being replaced

Attention audio book lovers: The library has decided to discontinue the One Click Digital recorded books service so that we may bring to you a new platform. While One Click Digital served its purpose admirably, the new platform promises a superior audiobook selection that can be accessed more seamlessly and on a wider variety of modern devices.

The library will be expanding its offerings through a recent partnership with Hoopla Digital -- a service that offers on-demand content for free -- and all you will need is a library card.

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NEW! Chicago Consumers' Checkbook can now be accessed from home

You can now access Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook from computers outside the Library if you have an HPPL card. You will need to register the first time you use it, but this will give you the privilege to submit reviews for all kinds of local services. It’s similar to Yelp or Amazon, but you don’t have to write clever reviews, just concise.

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History in the Headlines: The Kennedy Assasination

The United States changed forever when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.  News coverage was immediate and all-encompassing.  You can see the Chicago Tribune coverage in the library's premium resource, Historical Chicago Tribune.  Here's a copy of the front page from November 23, 1963.

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Tax Forms

The Library has not received the Internal Revenue Service or the Illinois Department of Revenue tax forms and instruction booklets as of January 14, 2014.

We will have the most common forms for individuals. The Library does not supply forms for businesses. Businesses and individuals, who need business and employer forms, should order directly from the IRS. Click here for the order form.

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