Learn a new skill, prep for your next test, improve your computer knowledge, and more through these online library offerings.

Gale Courses

Gale Course 1 smallGale Courses offers a wide range of instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.  As a CH library card holder, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Courses range from computer instruction (learn how to use all the Microsoft Office products!), writing and publishing, accounting and finance to personal development topics.  Full List of the Over 370 Offered Courses 

Testing and Education Reference Center

gale testingTesting and Education Reference Center (TERC) offers tools to help students prepare for high school entrance and exit exams, prepare for AP tests or practice for the GED and so much more.  TERC provides access to over 300 practice tests and courses, dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, and scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships. They even have an online SAT course - just click on the SAT link on the College Prep Testing Page to find out more!


dmvAre you taking your IL driver's test for the first time or need to take it again to renew your license? The library, in partnership with Driver-Test.org, is able to provide you access to online IL DMV practice tests including the permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test.