Study Rooms

Need a place to study? We have a variety of spaces to meet your needs. All rooms include WiFi access, power outlets, a white board, a table and chairs. Additionally, rooms 1, 2, and 3 have a wall-mounted TV. Patrons of High School age and older can drop in to use the rooms, but reservations are highly recommended.

FAFSA Assistance

More than $120 billion is distributed each year to help millions of students pay for higher education through the office of Federal Student Aid. If you or your child are college-bound or enrolling in career school, a Glenside Public Library District staff member will provide assistance filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Call 630-260-1550 to request an appointment or fill out a form.

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    Homework Help

    Live one-on-one homework help is available online every day from 2–11 PM through Brainfuse. Students in early elementary through advanced college prep can get help with:

    • Specific homework questions
    • Improving study skills
    • Writing papers
    • ACT and SAT test prep
    • Learning English as a second language

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    Research Projects

    EbscoHost provides full text for magazines, periodicals and reference books covering a wide-range of subject areas. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

    ERIC is a bibliographic database that contains more than 1.1 million citations on education topics going back to 1966 and has over 100,000 full text available for free.

    Medline is the U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains more than 23 million references to journal articles covering medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and health care.

    Scholastic GO! offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.

    World Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.

    Find a complete list of research resources at Databases A–Z or Databases by Category.

    Test Prep Collection

    Our Test Prep Collection has books, DVDs, launchpads and many other helpful resources for people looking to ace an upcoming test. Look in the Test Prep section at the Library for:

    • School-related prep (AP Tests, ACT, GED, SAT and more)
    • Professional school prep (DAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, PCAT, VCAT and more)
    • Profession certification prep (CPA, FE, NAPLEX, NAPLEX-PN, NAPLEX-RN, PA and more)

    Exam Proctoring

    As part of our support for life-long learning, we provide free proctoring for written and online exams during regular library hours. We provide space to take written exams as well as public access computers for online exams. Proctoring service should be scheduled a minimum of one week in advance. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays are all subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. 

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    Paper Exams: If a paper exam is to be sent to us directly, please send it to:

    Adult Services Department
    Glenside Public Library District
    25 E Fullerton Ave
    Glendale Heights, IL 60139

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      Summer VolunTEENS

      Are you a rising 7th–12th grader who wants work experience or needs volunteer hours for school? Volunteering at the library is a great way to help your community and have fun during the summer. We have opportunities for volunteers to help with library projects, programming and more. Submit the online form to apply starting April 1st, 2020.

      Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

      Rising 7th–12th graders are invited to join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB). TAB will play a huge role in helping your library offer a space, programs, and materials that appeal to you and your friends! Members will also be given the opportunity to volunteer for a variety of library events. This group meets once a month from September to May to brainstorm and work on library related projects. Submit an online application starting August 1st, 2019.

      Book A Librarian

      Book a librarian to assist you with new or ongoing projects. Whether you are updating a resume or scanning old photos, we are here to help! Patrons are able to book one 60-minute appointment per week. Appointment requests can be made by clicking the “Fill Out A Form” button and submitting the requested information. Alternatively, you may schedule an appointment in person or by calling 630-260-1550.

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