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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:

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: 

Skype: Microsoft’s cross-compatible text, voice and video chat platform. Best for communicating across different types of devices. Tutorial Skype support 

Google HangoutsGoogle’s chat and video platform. Best for communicating to others with Google or Gmail accounts. Tutorial Hangouts support 

Zoom: Popular platform for hosting video conferences and webinars, easy to invite new users through email. Only free for 40 minute and

Request your card today and start reading, watching, listening and learning online.

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 Here is a guide to help find:  

eBooks and audiobooks: Use hoopla and cloudLibrary

TV, comics, movies and music: Use hooplakanopy, Acorn TV, IndieFlix and The Great Courses.

Magazines and newspapers: Use rbdigital, Flipster and pressreader

Questions? Chat with us or email us.

Homeschooling Collections in hoopla:

AHML Helps You Homeschool: STEM


AHML Helps You Homeschool: Social Studies


AHML Helps You Homeschool: Language Arts


Learning Resources

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


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 StreetMilk Street is offering 13 cooking classes, which will be free from now through the end of April.



On the library's Online Learning page,, you'll find a wide variety of resources including:
Need help? Don't worry, will be available throughout any school closures. With, 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.).

Gale Courses
Hundreds of six-week, instructor-led courses on topics ranging from tech skills to creative writing, gardening and starting a business.

Udemy Video Tutorials

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