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hoopla allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Need additional support? Visit https://www.hoopladigital.com/help

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Access eBooks and eAudiobooks with your Highwood Public Library card 24/7 on the eReadIllinois website. Login using your Highwood Library card number and PIN. Download usage tips and FAQs.

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Enjoy digital books, images, videos, and more from libraries, authors, artists, and others from your community and around the world. Create an account for free!

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Free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world. Audiobooks are free for anyone to listen to on their computers, iPods, or other mobile device, or to burn onto a CD.

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Internet Archive

A nonprofit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Their mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.

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Project Gutenberg

A library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.

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HowStuffWorks got its start in 1998 at a college professor’s kitchen table. From there, it quickly grew into an award-winning source of unbiased, reliable, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works. Today, writers, editors, podcasters and video hosts share all the things they are most excited to learn about with nearly 30 million visitors to the site each month.

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Bring to life your family’s history by exploring the lives of those that came before you. FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services each year to learn more about their family history.

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W3Schools is a web developers site, with tutorials and references on web development languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, Python,  jQuery, Java, C++, C#, React, Node.js, XML, W3.CSS, and Bootstrap, covering most aspects of web programming.

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