Online Resources at Your Library

Resources on this page are accessible from your home computer as well as in the library.  Please contact the library with any questions.

Ancestry Library Edition

Access valuable census records, city directories, and family history with Ancestry Library Edition. Ancestry is only available for use inside the library.



A to Z World Travel

For travelers and knowledge seekers alike, AtoZ World Travel is a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and restaurants, culture, language, and more. With 202 World City Travel Guides covering over 75 topics each, plus an additional 56 travel resources, AtoZ World Travel provides the knowledge you need to experience the world and all its wonders.

Directory of Open Access Journals

An online directory that provides access to thousands of high quality, free peer-reviewed academic articles.


Encyclopedia of the Continental Congress

An in-depth history of the congresses and their impact and role in the shaping and foundation of early American Society and government. Comprehensive coverage covers both the first Continental Congress in 1774 and the first Federal Congress in 1789.





Axis 360

Access thousands of ebook titles with eRead Illinois. You can read these books on your home computer, ereader, or mobile device.

Click here for information about the Axis 360 and Axis Reader mobile apps or instructions for your specific device. For additional help check out the Axis 360 YouTube channel

You can also visit the eRead Illinois help page or check out the eRead Illinois YouTube channel for video instructions on how to download books and audiobooks.

Freegal Music


Freegal provides you access to millions of songs from new and classic artists. You can download 3 free mP3s per week, stream 3 hours of music a day, and download current music videos.




Heritage Quest Online

Use Heritage Quest Online to search census records, government records, books and much more to discover your family history.


Illinois State Government is the official website of the State of Illinois. Find the latest state news, contact information for government and elected officials, as well as online forms and regulations.




Illinois Student Assistance Commission

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission is the trusted source for free information about college financial assistance, applying for financial assistance and FAFSA preparation for all Illinois students and their families.



Lingo Lite

LingoLITE uses images, text, and native speaker video to help you learn vocabulary up to four times faster than any other method. LingoLITE uses Associative Multimedia Learning to help your brain associate an image with the correct word in a language without first translating it from your native language.


Medline Plus

Use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

Newspaper Archive

Search Illinois newspapers, including the Jacksonville Journal Courier and historical Morgan County newspapers. Free access is limited to Illinois publications.


If you are inside the library you may access Newspaper Archive here.

If you are outside the library you may access Newspaper Archive here. You will need a library card to access Newspaper Archive outside the library.



Access thousands of ebook and audiobook titles with the Alliance Digital Media Library.

Click here for help downloading the Overdrive Media Console App for your mobile device and tablets.

Click here for instructions for your specific ereader device.




Rocket Languages

Learn a new language with your library card. Rocket Languages provides interactive audio lessons, cultural lessons, and 24/7 learning support for users learning new languages. Access from home or download the app!


United States Government is the online guide to government information and services. You can find an index of US Government agencies and contact information for government and elected officials. This page can also be viewed in Spanish.



Universal Class

Free online classes on hundreds of topics taught by professionals and professors.  Work at your own pace and experience the joy of learning.  Click here for a course catalog. Click here for an introduction video.


World Book Online

Enjoy unlimited access to the World Book Online Encyclopedia.  It includes up to date articles, pictures, and illustrations on thousands of topics.

You can find lesson plans for students K-12, activites and assignments for homeschooling or keeping kids engaged outside of school.