Reference Databases

The library pays for subscriptions to databases so our patrons can access them free with their library cards. Most databases are available remotely, so they can be accessed from home or work. When patrons access these databases from home, they will have to enter their library card number. However, in the library, a library card number is not necessary.

A Grundy-specific information and referral system developed by the Morris Community Foundation. You can access information on health, legal, counseling, food, or transportation through their web site, or calling by 815-941-HELP (4357) 24/7.

Salem Press: Online Source Books

The password is the first 5 digits of your Morris Area Public Library patron barcode.
Search a wide variety of records including: U.S. Census, U.S. Marriage and Death Records, U.K. Census Collection, Civil War Service Records, and Immigration Records. In-library use only.

Illinois Legal Aide Online
Illinois Legal Aide Online is a site featuring legal forms, information, and assistance.

Ayuda Legal Illinois
Necisita formas o consejos legales? Encontrar en este link.

Heritage Quest Ancestry
Search Census records, family and local history books, genealogy & local history articles, and Revolutionary War records. You may search this database from home if you have a Morris Area Public Library card in good standing.

E-books and Downloadables
See our collection of e-book and downloadable resources here.