We're excited to temporarily extend our digital resources to students and their families who attend Schaumburg Community Consolidated School District 54 and Township High School District 211, even if you don't live within our service area. This extension of digital services will be available to these students and families until September 1, 2020.
With Governor Pritzker's announcement that all Illinois schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year, we're eager to be of service and to support families participating in distance learning. This extension of the Library's digital services is unprecedented, but the Library Board felt it necessary to assist students and families, providing Library access to those living in unincorporated areas or areas outside of a designated library district.
"While it's always important that the Library reach out and be of service to our community, it's especially vital at this time of crisis," said Board President Anita Forte-Scott. "We truly are all in this together and we want our community to know they have the support of their Library. We're proud to temporarily extend these services as a gesture of goodwill."
All of our many, free digital resources and learning tools will now be available to D54 and D211 students and families, including everything from eBooks and eAudiobooks available for download, to online tutoring and learning options, to high-caliber research tools.
President Forte-Scott also "encourages those living in the Schaumburg Library district who have not utilized their Library privileges recently, or ever, to do so now and see first-hand all that our Library has to offer."
For access to these digital tools, residents of the District 54 or District 211 service areas must first sign up for a Schaumburg Library card.
You can use your card right away to check out eBooks, access Library databases and online learning resources. Once you have completed the form, you will have immediate access to all resources found in the eLibrary at SchaumburgLibrary.org.