Reading from home? Let us recommend a curated list of eBooks, eAudiobooks and more you can download from home. For adults, kids or teens! Fill out a Book Me form today and one of our staff members will send you your personalized recommendations: https://www.ahml.info/form/book-me
Stuck at home? Sign-up for an Arlington Heights Memorial Library card online to access thousands of eBooks, digital magazines, movies and more.
If you live in the library's service area and do not have an AHML library card, you can now register online for a digital card.
You can use your card right away to check out eBooks, access library databases and online learning resources, as well as reserve books, DVDs and more.
The library is currently closed (through at least April 30; check our website for updates). You can pick up your physical card after we reopen.
Please be sure to bring ID with proof of your name and current address to the Checkout Desk after the library reopens. For
Working, learning or teaching from home? There are several free services that can aid in social distancing, working remotely and communicating online. Here are a few popular services along with instructions for using them:
Zoom: Popular platform for hosting video conferences and webinars, easy to invite new users through email. Only free for 40 minute and
Access the library from your home and conveniently stream or download something to read, watch or listen to. There are thousands of books, movies, music and more to choose from beginning at ahml.info/borrow/ebooks. Here is a guide to help find:
Homeschooling Collections in hoopla:
AHML Helps You Homeschool: STEM
AHML Helps You Homeschool: Social Studies
AHML Helps You Homeschool: Language Arts
Check out these free resources that will keep you learning even when you aren't in the classroom.
- Be Internet Awesome - Digital citizenship curriculum. No account needed.
- Google CS First - Coding curriculum. You can choose from one-hour activities to 8+ hour themed lessons. No account needed.
- Hour of Code - One hour coding lessons for all ages. No account needed.
- Khan Academy - Online courses in a variety of subjects. You will
Resources for Job Seekers
- National Able Network
- Career Resource Center
- Harper College Job Placement Resource Center
- Illinois WorkNet (Arlington Heights Location)
- Illinois WorkNet (main site)
- Jewish Vocational Services
- Northwest Compass
- St. Hubert's Job & Networking Ministry
- Path to Career Readiness
- Please note: Some of the agencies provided have temporarily suspended services. Check their websites for updates.
Resources for Unemployed Individuals
Looking for ways to pass some time as you shelter in place? Library staff have compiled this list of cultural experiences - a little something for everyone to enjoy. These websites and links are a quick and easy way to bring entertainment, education and cultural experiences right into your home. Explore and enjoy!
Arlington Heights Restaurants: The Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce has put together a list of restaurants currently offering carry out and delivery options.
Cooking Classes with Milk Street: Milk Street is offering 13 cooking classes, which will be free from now through the end of April.
Need help? Don't worry, Tutor.com will be available throughout any school closures. With Tutor.com, you'll have access to live tutors online to help with math, science, English, social studies and more, as well as standardized tests (ACT, SAT, GRE, etc.) and career help (resume reviews, etc.).
Hundreds of six-week, instructor-led courses on topics ranging from tech skills to creative writing, gardening and starting a business.
Gale Presents: Udemy offers over 3500 on-demand video tutorials covering technology (Office, Windows, and
Updated April 2, 2020, 8:10 a.m.
Pursuant to Governor Pritzker's latest order for the State of Illinois to stay at home, the library building will remain closed through at least April 30.
All book drops are closed and due dates are extended until we reopen, so please keep your library materials, including any items from our LINKin partners and Interlibrary loans for now.
- Due dates are extended until we reopen. Fines will not accrue while the library is closed. Some digital items like eBooks may be renewed or checked out again if there are no holds by other customers. We cannot extend digital due dates. Please manually return digital items as soon as you have finished using them so
The library is following guidance regarding event cancelations and social distancing from the Illinois Department of Public Health to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The library building, bookmobile, book drops and drive-up window are closed through April 30. Email and chat service are available. The Senior Center is closed to the public until further with limited services available.. For a list of vital services still available at the Senior Center, click here.
Everyone has a role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and staying healthy. Stay home if you are not feeling well. Practice everyday prevention measures