Online Resources

Access Your Library Account Online

You can access your library account on our online catalog, Enterprise at www.catalog.swanlibraries.net/hks.
You can search for items, access your library account, place holds, request items from another library, renew items, and pay your fines.

Logging In for the First Time?

Log in with your library barcode number
Your PIN is the last four digits of your telephone number registered with your library account.

Visit NoveList

Novelist

Looking for your next great read? Trying to remember all the titles in a favorite series? NoveList has the answers you are looking for!
Directions:  Search NoveList by clicking through from our website. You can search from there or create an account to save lists of titles you’ve read or would like to read. To create your own account, you will need to provide an email address and choose a unique username and password. Questions? Call the library at (708) 579-1844. Visit Novelist

Visit OverDrive

OverDrive

Overdrive gives you anywhere, anytime access to eBooks, audiobooks and videos available for downloading or streaming. Titles you check out through Overdrive expire automatically so you will never incur late fees on these items.

Directions:

There are two parts to using Overdrive. First, you need to choose and checkout an eBook or audiobook. Second, you need to download the title to your device. To checkout a title, you will need to enter your library card number and pin number. Downloading directions are specific to the device you are using. Overdrive has help pages that will guide you through the process step by step. Or make an appointment with us and we’d be happy to help – call the library at (708) 579-1844. Visit OverDrive

Visit Khan Academy's SAT prep site

Free test preparation for the new SAT

Khan Academy offers 20 hours of personalized, interactive SAT practice, including 8 full-length, real practice tests and content created in partnership with College Board. According a 2017 study, 20 hours of practice using Khan Academy’s content is associated with an average 115-point score increase from the PSAT/NMSQT to the SAT, nearly double the average gain without Khan. Visit Khan Academy to practice now

Visit eRead Illinois

eRead Illinois

eRead Illinois is a statewide program designed to increase access to eBooks and audiobooks for Illinois residents. Through eRead Illinois, Hodgkins’ patrons are able to access eBooks and audiobooks on a number of devices including iPads, iPhones, Kindle Fires, Android, Windows, Nooks, Sony Readers and more.

Directions: Once you’re on the eRead website, visit the Magic Wall to search for a title you’d like to check out. You can limit your search to eBooks, audiobooks and/or “Available Now” by selecting an icon to the left of the top row of book covers. Before you check out an item, you will need to select your preferred format and you’ll need to enter your library card number (no spaces). To learn about how to check out items on a particular device, visit the App Zone. Find the link to the App Zone right next to the Magic Wall tab at the top of the page. Need help? Call the library at (708) 579-1844Visit eRead Illinois

Visit driving-tests.org

DrivingTests.org

When your friend gets last-minute Cubs tickets or finds “the best deep-dish pizza in all of Chicago,” you’ll be ready to grab your keys and go – if you have your driver’s license or motorcycle classification. The first step is to pass a written knowledge test. (If you’re interested in driving cars, you’ll have to obtain an instruction permit if you’re under 18; otherwise, it’ll be optional. If your goal is to ride motorcycles, you may take a knowledge test either at a Driver Services Facility or as part of an approved motorcycle rider education course.) Whichever type of motor vehicle you wish to operate, whichever knowledge tests you need to pass, we’ve pulled some things together to help you out! Visit DrivingTests.org

Visit Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com

Ancestry Library Edition is a new genealogy research tool that provides library patrons instant access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the U. S. Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more! Visit Ancestry.com