eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music, Magazines and more


Groundbreaking digital media services that allows you to borrow movies, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, comics and television shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even TV! Use your web browser to navigate to hoopladigital.com or www.overdrive.com, or get the app on an Apple or Android device.

Link to the Hoopla website.


Link to the Overdrive website.

Hoopla   OverDrive


Online Learning


Helps improve cognitive performance through a variety of
clinically-proven brain training exercises.

Link to the Creativebug website.

Online video arts and crafts workshops.

Link to the Universal Class website.

Over 500 online continuing education

Mango is an online language learning system that teaches
real conversation skills. 

The Adult Learning Center has GED and Citizenship test prep, live tutoring, a writing lab, and practice tests.


Brain HQ CreativeBug Universal Class
Mango Languages Adult Learning Center


Job Seekers

Link to Job Now website.

JobNow provides users with a host of services to help in every step of the job search process including job searching, resume template, professional resume review, and live interview coaching.

Link to Vet Now website.

VetNow supports your community's veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance.

Link to Help Now website.




The HelpNow Adult Learning Center offers tools for lifelong learners to prepare for high school equivalency exams, study for the U.S. Citizenship exam, write a winning resume, get career guidance, and more.


JobNow VetNow HelpNow


Dear Job Seekers: Our new job seeker online resources are made possible by a grant from the State of Illinois. As part of the grant process we would like to ask you to fill out this anonymous survey every week you use one of our job seeker tools. Thank you for your assistance.

Link to Cypress Resume database.

With Cypress Resume create a custom resume, cover letter, or reference list by inputting your information. This service will allow you to save work in a variety of formats and is also available in Spanish.

Cypress Resume

Other Helpful Websites for Job Seekers

Occupational Outlook Handbook: The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; information on state and area data; similar occupations; and sources of additional information for more than 300 occupational profiles covering about 4 out of 5 jobs in the economy.

Illinois WorkNet Center: Illinois workNet provides one-stop delivery of services, connecting individuals, employers, and education and workforce partners to career planning, education and training, employment resources and tools and workforce programs

Research Databases


Databases are online resources that provide essential research information on various subjects. With your SFVPLD Library card, you have free access to the listed online databases and tools. Click on the database logo to gain access. Some online databases can be accessed from home, but a few can only be accessed from a computer at the Library. 

Use your SFVPLD library card number to login from any library computer or from home.

Link to A to Z Databases.

AtoZdatabases is the premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search Database. The database includes 30 million business & executive profiles, over 240 million residents with interests, hobbies and lifestyles information, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 Million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more. The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities. 

AtoZ Database

Link to EBSCO databases.

EBSCO has 14 separate databases geared for adults and teen students. Some are for standard research, some are for specific tasks like auto repair and home improvement. Choose a database below by clicking on the link. If you are logging in from home, then enter your library card barcode and PIN number. Databases marked with an asterisk (*) will also be integrated with our online catalog, so when you search for books on a topic you can also get database results with the same search just by clicking on the Explore More links in the online catalog search results.

What's Available?

Academic Search Premier * Auto Repair Source
Biography Reference Bank * Business Source Premier *
Consumer Health Complete Consumer Reports
History Reference Center * Legal Information Reference Center *
Literary Reference Center MasterFILE Premier *
NoveList Plus Points of View Reference Center *
Science Reference Center * Small Business Reference Center *



Link to News Bank database.

America's News provides access to information on people, issues and events in the local area and around the country. This comprehensive resource offers hundreds of millions of current and archived full-text articles from news sources nationwide in a single, fully searchable online database. Some newspapers are available as Image Edition Newspapers with full-color layouts of all news articles, graphics, advertisements, classifieds, weather reports, box scores, puzzles, cartoons and more. Local newspapers include:

Link to the Chicago Sun times Collection in Newsbank.

Link to the Southtown collection in Newsbank.




Link to Novelist database.

Use the Novelist database to look up information about authors and books. NoveList uses unique story elements like appeal, genre, and theme to help readers find a book to love, and help them find more that are their style. Find read-alike recommendations, listen-alike recommendations for audiobooks, series information and more. 




Link to Nuwav Legal Documents databse.

NUWAV Legal Documents' easy to use format helps you take control of your legal needs by searching for a document, inputting the necessary information, and printing your ready-to-use document in just minutes. Easily compose documents in categories like Divorce, Wills, Power of Attorney, Lease Agreements, Bankruptcy, Landlord/Tenant disputes and much, much, more. Create a free account to store your forms in the cloud and autofill key data.




Other helpful websites:


Link to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control website).

Link to Family Search website

Link to the National Archives and Records Administration website.

Link to the World Health Organization website.




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