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 by registering for a class, or download a new eBook for your tablet.
Downloadable books and audio are available by visiting the website below, or by downloading the Axis 360 app on your phone or tablet.
A Byron Public Library card is required for access.
Unlimited access to videos, ebooks, eaudiobooks, comics, children’s literature, and more. Everything is always available on Hoopla, so you never have to wait in line to download a title. Visit the website below, or download the Hoopla app on your phone, tablet, and/or streaming device.
Libby, also known as OMNI (Online Media of Northern Illinois), has the titles you’re looking for! Download or place holds on popular ebooks and eaudiobooks by visiting the website below, or downloading the Libby app on your phone or tablet.
Publish your own writing! Inkie.org supports local authors through online creation and publishing tools using a free Biblioboard account. Users can create and publish an e-book, share their e-book with readers all over the state, and find local and independently published e-books to read.
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 only at the library.
Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print and more. All you need is a library card!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Byron Public Library at (815) 234-5107 to place a hold.
FIND MORE ILLINOIS CATALOG
Can’t find what you want in our PrairieCat Catalog? Try the Find More Illinois Catalog. This searches multiple Illinois library catalogs at once. Log in to place a request, and pick up items at your local library. Find More Illinois is in a limited pilot phase, with 21 participating libraries across three Illinois library consortia.
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.
This online resource offers free driving practice tests and study materials based on the real DMV written exams for cars, motorcyles and CDL.
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.
TALKING BOOK AND BRAILLE SERVICE
Illinois State Library Service
Provides audiobooks and Braille texts to residents who are blind, visually handicapped, or have other physical limitations or a reading disability.
Goodwill Community Foundation’s site for free tutorials learning about computers, reading and math.
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.
Free web-based job board enabling federal job seekers access to thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations.
BRIDGING THE GAP
IllinoisJobLink.com 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.
Byron Public Library District
100 S. Washington St.
Byron, IL 61010
Friday and Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm
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