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Books… And Beyond

When it comes to libraries, books are just the beginning.
by Peoria Magazine |
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When it comes to libraries, books are just the beginning. Whether you need a practice test for the SAT or a place to study for it, a free museum pass or movie, help tracing your family tree or a computer so you can do it yourself, Peoria Public Library has the resources and trained staff to help.

On average, 1,800 people visited a Peoria Public Library location each day in 2018, utilizing its peer-reviewed databases, free wi-fi, public computers, meeting spaces and special programs (and, of course, borrowing nearly 950,000 items). Below are a few lesser-known resources available with your Peoria Public Library card:

  • Brainfuse HelpNow: Live tutoring assistance, study guides and practice tests for standardized tests (SAT, ACT, GED and more), a foreign language lab and a writing lab.
  • Testing and Education Reference Center: Online tool for standardized test preparation, researching college programs, finding tuition assistance and career advice.
  • ABC-CLIO: A multidisciplinary resource with more than 140,000 source materials across numerous subject areas—from world history to geography to pop culture.
  • Kanopy: A free streaming service of more than 30,000 films, from documentaries and instructional lessons to classics and comedies.
  • Newspapers: Browse local news or access more than 300 U.S. and international news sources, including the New York Times and Times of London.
  • Genealogy and Local History: A multitude of local history articles and artifacts supplemented by online genealogical research databases, with more than 4.4 billion records from around the world.

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