Library News

We're spring cleaning! 2021 issues of selected magazines are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Here is a list of titles available as of 3/7/23. Please call the library to reserve any titles you're interested in.

Looking for some fun? Use your library card to receive admission or a special discount at participating area cultural destinations.

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Museum Adventure Pass: Passes are available to Brookfield Zoo, Naper Settlement, Chicago Botanic Garden, Cantigny Park, and many more locations. To get a pass, bring your CHPL card to the Youth or Adult Services Desks. You can call ahead of time to check availability, but passes cannot be reserved. Passes are only printed in-person with the library member present. Passes can be used once anytime during the 7 days after a pass is printed.

List of participating museums and what discount they offer.

How to request and receive a museum pass using email (for Clarendon Hills Library card holders only).

ExploreMoreIL A largeThrough this free service, CHPL card holders may click on the Explore More Illinois link, choose from a variety of participating museums and attractions throughout Illinois, enter the date(s) they would like to visit, and check out the deals available.  Some organizations offer free passes, others discounted admission. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Chicago Children's Museum and Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History are just a few of the participants. So let's go exploring!  
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The library has a new digital service platform - Comics Plus. With Comics Plus, CHPL card holders have unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from more than one hundred publishers that can be read on a computer or on a smart device using the Library Pass app. Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on your computer, tablet or phone—no holds or wait lists required.

Try out Comics Plus.

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You may have noticed that the library's online catalog for looking up library materials owned at CHPL and other SWAN libraries has a new look! 

For information on using the new catalog, go to Using the Catalog.

If you would rather use the old catalog, you can still access it through April 2022 by clicking on the "Search the Classic Catalog" link on the top right of the new catalog page.

Try out the New Catalog!