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Got Homework?

Check out these valuable eRESOURCES to get your homework done quickly. You’ll find journal articles, reference books, primary and secondary sources, and current research. Get ahead of the curve with these helpful study tools. All you need to get started is your Glenview Library card.

Brainfuse • HelpNow!

3-10 PM Daily
Brainfuse to the rescue. Online tutors are available for high school students with a Glenview Library card. Subjects include: Math, Science, Social Studies, English, and JobNow. Tambien en Español.

Prepping for Your Driver’s Test?

Free online test prep for students preparing for their Illinois driving tests. Choose from several different permit tests. No library card number or personal information is needed. Use this resource to brush up on Illinois traffic laws. Practice tests, manuals and a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

Research & Homework Databases

Databases specifically selected for students grades 9-12.

Need Additional Help?

Contact the Reference Services Staff

Call the Reference Service Desk during regular Library hours: 847-729-7500 x 7700.

Send an e-mail and Reference Services staff will reply as soon as possible. Please be sure to clearly state your question and include as much information as you can in your request.

AskAway/Question Point is a free virtual reference service that allows you to ask a professional librarian reference questions 24/7 in a real-time chat session.


local high schools
Glenbrook North

2300 Shermer Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

Glenbrook South

4000 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026

Loyola Academy

1100 Laramie
Wilmette, IL 60091

Maine East

2601 West Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068

New Trier

7 Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60093

385 Winnetka Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093

Regina Dominican

701 Locust Road
Wilmette, IL 60091



Join the VolunTeens (PDF) at the Glenview Public Library for a year-round opportunity to serve your community and build new skills. Drop off your application at the Reader Services Desk.

The VolunTeen program offers an opportunity for young adults (ages 13-19) to experience a professional work environment and develop basic workplace know-how. VolunTeens assist with a host of different duties and earn service points. Stop by the Reader Services Desk for further information and details.

Northern Lights Homework Help Center High School volunteers needed to assist children in grades 1-8 with homework, reading, and math skills practice. Call 847-729-7500 x 7900 for seasonal volunteer information.


college and universities

Websites & Databases


ACT test-taking tips; practice test questions; register for the ACT test; send your scores; and more.


AP, SAT and PSAT information; practice questions and tests; test-taking tips; planning for college; and more.

College Rankings

Best colleges as ranked by US News & World Report.


The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

Current information on fraudulent scholarship opportunities.

Learning Express Library

An assortment of test taking resources including college test preparation tutorials for ACT, Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, CUNY Skills Assessment, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, THEA, and TOEFL tests. A Glenview Public Library card is required to use this helpful tool.

Study Abroad

Information on overseas programs.

Universities around the World

Links to college and university webpages worldwide as well as scholarship information and university rankings.

Financial Aid


Online forms and information for federal student loans and aid.


The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

A commission devoted to making college accessible and affordable for Illinois students.

Explore ways to secure scholarships.

U.S. Department of Education

Information about federal student loans and grants.


jobs and careers


Economic and Employment Projections

Check here for hot job prospects for the future. Published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2008-2018.

This site covers not only college, but military information and money matters (management, living on your own, work, etc.). It also includes a career tool box and beyond high school links.

Part-time Job Search

Teens and students can search for part-time jobs in Illinois including holiday jobs, summer jobs, and more.

Prep Tests

Learning Express Library

An assortment of test preparation resources including:

College test preparation tutorials for ACT, Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, CUNY Skills Assessment, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, THEA, and TOEFL tests

Professional exam tutorials for the following careers: Air Traffic Controller, Civil Service, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrical, Emergency Medical Services, Firefighter, Green Careers, Law Enforcement, Military, Nursing and Allied Health, Legal, Plumbing, Real Estate, Teaching, and Test-Taking Skills Improvement.



It’s Easy to Register

Call 847-729-7500 x 7600, visit the Reader Services Desk, or select a "Register by" link to register online.

Game Night!

December 11, 5-9 PM
Register by December 10
January 8, 5-9 PM
Register by January 7
February 12, 5-9 PM
Register by February 11

Play on big screens with the Library’s game systems and collections. Pizza is generously donated by Giordano’s Pizza (December), Marco’s Pizza (January), and D’Agostino’s Pizza (February).

Mug Cakes

Saturday, December 5, 2-3 PM • Youth Program Room
Register by December 2 • Ages 13-18 • Limit 20

Celebrate the holidays by creating a festive “mug” cake. Kelli McDonald, Glenbrook South Foods & Nutrition teacher, will show you how. Choose your ceramic mug, bake, and decorate. A thoughtful holiday gift idea.

Study for Finals Week @ Your Library

December 13-17 OR January 17-20
Weekdays, 5-9 PM • Sundays, 1-5 PM
Community Room West OR Multipurpose Room • Grades 9-12
Just Drop In

Meeting rooms will be open for individual or group drop-in study. Stop by the Information Desk for daily study locations.

ACT Prep Test

Saturday, January 2, 12-4 PM • Community Room East
Register by December 31 • Grades 9-12 • Limit 40

Professional tutors from College Nannies and Tutors of Glenview will guide you through a practice ACT test. A great way to gain testing experience in a relaxed environment. Three hours to complete the test and one hour to review answers. Bring pencils and a calculator.

Love Your Library
Winter Reading Program

February 1-29 • Grades 9-12 • Glenview Library Card Required

Feeling chilly & blue this winter? February is the perfect month to open your heart to warmth and happiness—by reading! The more you read, the greater your chances to win weekly prizes or the grand prize gift basket. Stop by the Reader Services Desk to fill out an entry slip for each book read. Can’t make it to the Library to submit your entry? Enter online. A special thanks to the Glenview Grind for supporting the Winter Reading Program.

Concussions • Keeping Student Athletes Safe

Saturday, February 6, 1:30-2:30 PM • Community Room • Grades 8-12

For parents and athletes, SLICE is a fun, interactive educational program presented by the Concussion Legacy Foundation. Taught through discussion, video, and interactive games, participants will leave with a solid understanding of how to protect themselves from injuries. Space is limited.

Discussing Books Together

Thursday, February 11, 7-8 PM
Location: Middy Mags Pizzeria, 1127 Depot Street, Glenview
Just Drop In

A wonderful opportunity for teens and adults to discuss an awardwinning book. Described as “tremendously moving” and “a dazzling debut novel,” the 2013 Alex Award winner, Tell the Wolves I’m Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt, is the selected title. Share ideas, be inspired, and enjoy a slice of pizza, too. Your participation counts for an entry in the Love Your Library Reading Program. Copies of the book are available at the Reader Services Desk one month prior to the discussion.

Heart-Shaped Cookie Decorating

Saturday, February 13, 2-3 PM • Multipurpose Room
Register by February 10 • Ages 13-18 • Limit 20

Valentine’s Day is just a day away. A perfect last minute (and tasty) way to remember that special someone...or simply treat yourself.


what to read next
Teen Booklists

Book recommendations for high school teens.

Personalized Reading List

Wondering what to read next? Submit the online reading preferences questionnaire and receive a Teen Reads Book List customized just for you.


personalized reading list

Wondering what to read next? Submit the online reading preferences questionnaire and receive a Teen Reads Book List customized just for you.


graphic novels
Teen Scene Graphic Novels

A variety of manga and graphic novels are located in the Library’s Teen Scene. Geared toward teens ages 13 & up. Check out the newest titles.


Welcome to the Teen Scene

A special area designed for high school teens, the Teen Scene is located on the first floor of the Library adjacent to the Reader Services Desk—where staff is always ready, willing, and able to help you. Teen Scene features public computers (for teens with a Glenview Public Library card), comfortable seating for studying or meeting friends, and a gaming station featuring Nintendo Wii, XBOX 360, and Playstation 3 systems. Choose from a variety of videogames and board games that can be checked out for use in the Teen Scene.

Stop by the Reader Services Desk or call 847-729-7500 x 7600 for program details or general Teen Scene information.