Library News

CHPL card holders now have access to full-image digital replicas of the Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Herald (Northwest Suburbs edition) newspapers. And these digital replicas are current and can be read the same day as the print newspaper comes out.

To access these, go to the library's website and click on Research >> Research Resources >> Chicago Sun-Times or Research >> Research Resources >> Daily Herald. After signing in with your library card#, click on the newspaper name that lists "image" as its format. You can then click on the date of the newspaper you want to see. The newspaper will look exactly like the print version of the paper.

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Through aYCH Logo FEEL FREE TO USE 2 unique partnership with 32 other libraries in the Chicago area, CHPL is able to offer virtual field trips to nine different Chicago cultural and historic destinations this spring. Take a virtual field trip to any or all of these favorite Chicago destinations: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Children's Museum, DuSable Museum of African American History, Elmhurst History Museum, Field Museum, Garfield Park Conservatory, Illinois Holocaust Museum, National Museum of Mexican Art, and Shedd Aquarium. Space is limited. Check our event calendar for registration information.  Clever Girl!



Explore all the new services available to you free through the latest addition to our Users can:

  • Create books using Pressbooks software.  Pressbooks makes it easy to create a professional ebook for you to share with family and friends (maybe a family memoir), or to share more widely...
  • Share your work for potential inclusion in the online Indie Illinois collection or Library Journal's Indie Author Project Select collections of ebooks. You may also enter the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project portal.
  • Read ebooks by independently published local authors, ebooks that have been reviewed and recommended by the professionals at Library Journal and more.

Beginning December 10, you'll need your SWAN PIN to sign in to Hoopla. It's easy to do!  Here are instructions for iOS, Android and Web access. As always, please call us if you're having any trouble and we'll be glad to walk you through it.

What is my SWAN PIN?