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Check out these valuable eRESOURCES to get your research 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.

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.

Employment help and jobs for teens in Illinois.

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!

August 8, 5-9 PM

Register by August 7

Play with the Library’s game systems and collection on the big screens. Pizza is generously donated by Viccino’s Pizza, D’Agostino’s Pizza and Pub, and Jake’s Pizza.

2014 Summer Reading Program • Paws to Read

Saturday, June 7–Sunday, July 27
Grades 9-12

Complete five steps to win a tasty treat and a chance to enter the Grand Prize raffle. Weekly raffles, too. Three of your completed steps must be books—but magazines, movies, or attending a teen summer program all count as you kick back, relax, and unleash a summer of reading and fun. Sign up at the Summer Reading Kick-Off Festival, Saturday, June 7, 10 AM-2 PM and spin the wheel for a special prize or stop by the Reader Services Desk to register through July 27.

Are you participating in Glenbrook South’s summer reading program, GBS Reads? Your school selections also count toward completing the Glenview Library’s Summer Reading Program.

Library Facebook Photo Contest (PDF)

Plan your photo shoot and make your pet a literary star! Adult and high school teen Glenview Library cardholders are invited to submit a pet photo with a literary theme from June 7—July 7. Photos will be posted on the Library’s Facebook page. The photo with the most “Likes” will receive a $25 gift certificate to a local pet store. Contest rules and submission details (PDF).

Pet Supply Drive • Heartland Animal Shelter (PDF)

June 7–July 27
While you “unleash” a summer of reading, “paws” to think about cats and dogs in need and consider making a donation of pet supplies. A collection bin will be located in the Library Lobby. Here’s a complete wish list of items needed by the shelter.


if you liked

by Stephenie Meyer

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

by Stephen Chbosky

Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

City of Bones

by Cassandra Clare

The Carrie Diaries

by Candace Bushnell

A Fault in Our Stars

by John Green


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.