Free WiFi

Did you know that you can use your laptop at the library? We have free WiFi all over the building so you can get your work done, or keep in touch with old friends. But, you don't have to go to the library to take advantage of what we have to offer. Freshen up your computer skills on Learning Express, or download a new eBook for your tablet.

On-Site Resources




Downloadable books and audio are available through eRead Illinois, and OMNI Libraries, or visit a kid friendly site at our OMNI eReading Room for Kids.

A Byron Public Library card and Personal Identification Number (PIN), which is the last four digits of your card number, are required for access. Free software may also need to be downloaded to your computer or ereader.


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Unlimited access to classics, comics, children's literature, videos and more using your library card and and IP address or GPS coordinates from a mobile device. Apps are available for iOS and Android to access collections when outside Illinois, as well as download content by creating a profile.



Downloadable digital magazines available with a Byron Public Library card. Free app downloads issue to read when not connected to internet.


Access the libraries subscription to an online learning site that hosts over 3,000 courses and 130,000 videos on a variety of topics including audio and movie editing, business, design, Microsoft Office, photography, web development and much more. What would you like to learn today?


Value Line

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Data, Rankings and Research

The Value Line Research Center provides online access to Value Line’s leading publications covering 1,700 widely-followed analyst covered companies with full-industry unbiased ratings and reports, analytical Summary & index, guided Selection & Opinion, and more.

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Ancestry Library Edition is the largest online family history resource which provides access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. This program can be accessed on all library computers, personal laptops using the library WIFI, and the library webpage.



Obituaries and more

Watch this link for online access to obituary listings in the Byron Cemetery. We are adding new obits, as well as other interesting historical documents, every week! We are also accepting historical materials to be scanned and accessed on our website (with the Director's approval). These materials would be returned to you after scanning. Email us with any questions or if you have a suggestion for what you would like to see on our Genealogy page at


WorldCat Discovery

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Can’t find a book that you need in our catalog? Check libraries all over the state with WorldCat. There is no need to sign-in.

If you find something you want to order from Illinois, use the email link button and send to or call Byron Public Library at (815) 234-5107 to place a hold.


Driving Tests

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                                           This online resource offers free driving practice tests and study materials based on the real DMV written exams for cars, motorcyles and CDL.


Environmental Resource Links

Resources and information for living a green sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient life.

The Byron Public Library built a new eco-friendly library in 2008/2009. The building was constructed using green materials and energy-saving utilities. The Byron Public Library received the 2009 Green Business Award from the Byron Forest Preserve and the Byron Chamber of Commerce. In addition, the Byron Public Library has received Gold Status Leed® Certification.


Illinois State Library Services

A portal for the State Library's online services, including the Illinois Government Information search engine, Illinois Digital Archives and Digital Illiois collections, Illinois Center for the Book/Illinois Authors, and more.


Talking Book and Braille Service

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Provides audiobooks and Braille texts to residents who are blind, visually handicapped, or have other physical limitations or a reading disability.


Ogle County Yearbook

Provides links to government officials who are relevant to area voters. more

Khan Academy

Learn hundreds of skills from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history. This free website helps you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.


GCF LearnFree

Goodwill Community Foundation's site for free tutorials learning about computers, reading and math.


Tech Boomers

Over 80,000 free courses and 1,000 videos and articles to improve the quality of life of older adults by empowering them with technology.


Best Colleges

Our regularly updated collection of college rankings will keep you informed about what schools across the country have to offer in terms of top-rated academics and student lifestyle. From degree programs to campus amenities, we do the research on what matters to you.



This site contains a dictionary and thesaurus of American English as well as trending words, Word of the Day, Scrabble Dictionary and more.

more is the state's help wanted internet job board managed by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Job seekers use it to look for work and create multiple resumes to emphasize different skill sets.


Free web-based job board enabling federal job seekers access to thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations.