Library Catalogs & Libraries

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  • PrairieCat: Catalog for approximately 200 libraries in northern Illinois and eastern Iowa.
  • SWAN: Metropolitan Library System on-line catalog.
  • Find-it Illinois: The FInd-it! Illinois Program is the Illinois State Library's initiative to establish and administer a statewide digital library.
  • WorldCat.org: A catalog of more than a billion items in libraries worldwide.

  • Every Library in ILLINET (ELI): Directory of hundreds of Illinois libraries.

  • Digital Illinois: Catalog of electronic collections of documents, photographs, etc., made available online by Illinois libraries.

  • Open-Access Text Archive: Thousands of public-domain books and other free books, for online viewing or downloading in plain text or scanned formats. Part of the Internet Archive site.

  • Library of Congress Digital Collections: A large number of pamphlets, letters, historic documents, pictures, early films and recordings, and other items are available online.