Online Resources

Need help with virtual education? Our Virtual Learning Center shows the library’s resources that help with at-home learning.

*Resources in BOLD require a library card to access from outside the library.

ACT/SAT Test Preparation

Official SAT Practice

(Learn about) Animals!

San Diego Zoo
Smithsonian’s National Zoo


Auto Repair Source
Kelley Blue Book


American History Online
Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
Biographies Online
Biography Reference Bank
First Ladies
MasterFILE Premier
U.S. Presidents
World Book Online


Business Source Premier


Cicero Local Jobs
Occupational Outlook Handbook


U.S. Citizenship Test Preparation
Civics Practice Test


Official SAT Practice
Paying for College
GRE Test Prep

Computer Tutorials

GCF Learn Free: Online Safety
GCF Learn Free: Technology
GCF Learn Free: Computer Basics
GCF Learn Free: Internet Basics
GCF Learn Free: Google Suite
Tech Boomers

Consumer Resources

Consumer Reports
Better Business Bureau

Crafts & Hobbies 

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Dictionaries and Thesauri

Merriam-Webster Online
Merriam-Webster Thesauri
OneLook Thesaurus & Reverse Dictionary
Online Etymology Dictionary

Driving Test

Illinois Rules of the Road (English)
Normas de Tránsito de Illinois


Academic Search Premier 
edX – free online courses!
GCF Learn Free
Illinois Humanities’ Odyssey Project
Khan Academy
MIT Open Courseware
Morton College
Open Stax – access free textbooks!


World Book Online

ESL/Foreign Languages

Beginner’s & Advanced Latin

See more ESL resources in the library’s ESL Resource Center


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
GFC Learn Free: Money
Institute for Financial Literacy’s Budgeting Tools
Power Pay: Utah State University’s Debt Management Tool
Value Line

GED/HiSET (High School Equivalency Test)

Cook County HiSET
Morton College GED/HSEC Program

Genealogy – explore your family history!

Ancestry (Yes, you can use it remotely during shutdown!)
Heritage Quest
Family Search

Health & Medicine

Consumer Health Complete

History/Social Studies

American History Online
Biographies Online
Black Freedom Struggle in the U.S.
Congressional Digest Pro & Con
Digital Public Library of America
History Reference Center
Illinois Digital Archive
MasterFILE Premier
Points of View Reference Center

Kids’ Stuff

Middle Search Plus
NASA Stem Engagement
NoveList K-8 Plus
Primary Search
Storyline Online

Legal Assistance & Forms

Cicero Town Ordinances (Municode)
Legal Information Reference Center
Illinois Compiled Statutes
Illinois Court Help
Illinois Legal Aid
Immigration Legal Resources
Immigration Help
Illinois Dept. of Public Health Legal Forms


Read It! Improve your reading skills!
Reading Rockets
Colorín Colorado
Turn on the Subtitles

Literature/Language Arts/Poetry

Literary Reference Center
MasterFILE Premier
Poetry Foundation
Representative Poetry Online
Academy of American Poets
Outline of American Literature


Chicago Museum Free Days
Hawthorne Museum @Morton College


Radio Garden

Newspapers & Magazines

Chicago Tribune (1849-Present)
Cicero Town News
Cicero Independiente

Phone & Business Directory

Reference Solutions

Reader’s Advisory

NoveList Plus
Stop You’re Killing Me! – Forensic Mysteries
Recommend Me a Book!


Journal of Emerging Investigators
MasterFILE Premier
NASA Stem Engagement
Science Reference Center

Seniors’ Stuff

Senior Benefits CheckUp
Senior Planet

Tax Forms & Information

IRS Free File (File Your Federal Taxes Online for Free)
IRS Main Page
Illinois Dept. of Revenue

Test Preparation

Khan Academy Test Prep
Official SAT Practice
GRE Test Prep

Voter Registration

Check Your Voter Registration
Illinois State Board of Elections
Register to Vote
Vote411- Election Information

Unable to access a resource? Please call (708) 652-8084, x6, for assistance.

Spotlight on CPL Offerings

Museum Passes & Outdoor Fun


Curbside Pick-Up


Virtual Learning Center

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ESL Resources


Online Resources


Library Contact Information

5225 West Cermak Road
Cicero, Illinois 60804
Ph: (708) 652-8084
Fax: (708) 652-8095

Library Hours

HOURS: Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm, closed on Sundays
Public computers shut down 30 minutes before closing

HORARIO: lun-jue 9am-8pm, vie 9am-5pm, sáb 10am-5pm, cerrado los domingos
Computadoras para el público se apagan 30 minutos antes de cerrar

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