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History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.

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With hoopla digital, Berwyn Library cardholders can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content, including online and mobile access to thousands of Movies, TV Shows, Music, eBooks, Audiobooks and Comics.

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Illinois Public Records provided by Record Information Services. Scroll through Chicagoland's public records, real estate transactions, mortgages, foreclosures, and more. Keep an eye on housing values in your community.

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Access two extensive databases through Reference USA:  U.S. Businesses and U.S. Standard White Pages.

U.S. Businesses contains verified, accurate data for over 14 million U.S. Businesses, and is updated monthly.

Use the U.S. Standard White Pages database of over 89 Million U.S. residents to conduct market research and locate friends and relatives.  Records are continuously updated and processed against the USPS National Change of Address (NCOA) and Delivery Sequence File (DSF).

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

SWAN Mobile App - BookMyne

The SWAN Enterprise Catalog is available as a mobile app called BookMyne.  Access your library account any time, anywhere.  Search the catalog, place holds, download books and view* fees.  Available in the App Store, or Get it on Google Play!

*You may log in to the Online Catalog to pay fees via credit card.

The Berwyn Public Library's online catalog, which includes access to the items of over 90 libraries in the surrounding area.  Use your Berwyn Library card to log in to the My Account link (at the top right of the page) to place holds, renew items and pay fines online.

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An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

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WorldCat is the world's largest network of library-based content and services. It is a "master" catalog of library materials. Search WorldCat Discovery for items that are not available in our system; Berwyn Library cardholders may contact the Reference Desk (call 708-795-8000 ext 3087, or email reference@berwynlibrary.org) to make a request.

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