Month: February 2023

News from the Research Desk Blog

O’Reilly offers online learning for key tech skills

O'Reilly logo

Keeping current on technology and business-related topics can be a challenge, and the Mount Prospect Public Library has a valuable resource to help. O’Reilly for Public Libraries is an e-learning platform consisting of business and technology videos, eBooks, and learning paths.  

O’Reilly for Public Libraries offers up-to-date information in multiple formats including: 

  • eBooks – Includes thousands of topics in the popular “For Dummies” series and titles from Pearson, DK, Harvard Business Review and O’Reilly. 
  • O’Reilly Answers – Ask a question and O’Reilly’s natural language processing engine serves up quick answers. 
  • On-demand courses – Learn exactly what you need to know for the top roles in tech today, no matter what your current skill level. 
  • Certification prep – Direct paths to the official prep materials plus practice exams to become an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Microsoft Azure Administrator, and more. 
Recently added items on O'Reilly for Public Libraries

O’Reilly for Public Libraries covers thousands of technology topics for patrons looking to advance their careers or their personal interests: 

  • Cloud Computing 
  • Data Engineering 
  • Data Science 
  • Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence 
  • Programming Languages 
  • Software Architecture 
  • IT/Ops 
  • And many, many more. 
Expert playlists from O'Reilly for Public Libaries

With have questions about accessing O’Reilly for Public Libraries or any of the resources available through the Web Resources page, contact the Research Desk.   

Auto Repair Source

auto repair source

Find up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of cars and trucks — at the library!

Know how much car repairs cost BEFORE you head to a mechanic.

Find technical service bulletins and recall notices for thousands of cars and trucks.

Find maintenance schedules and estimated labor times for common vehicle repairs.

Find step-by-step diagnostic instructions for thousands of cars and trucks.

Misplace the owner’s manual that came with your car?

Need car repairs? Calculate the cost of parts and labor.

Preparing for an upcoming #roadtrip? Check service bulletins and recalls from your computer for this and all the above using @EBSCO’s Auto Repair Source, available on library computers, or at home from the library website.

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source™ provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls, and more.


Tax season is here

Tax forms at the Research Desk

The filing deadline to submit 2022 tax returns or an extension to file and pay tax owed is Tuesday, April 18, 2023.  

The library has many commonly used forms available for patrons, and staff can assist with printing additional forms as needed. To find tax forms and for help with printing forms, visit the Research Desk on the 2nd floor.  

Tax Forms 

Federal tax forms can be found online at To get federal tax forms sent to you, call 1-800-TAX-FORM.  

Illinois tax forms are available at 

Electronic Filing 

IRS Free File program provides free tax preparation software and electronic filing to taxpayers with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $73,000 or less. For more information, 

Electronic filing for Illinois tax returns is available at  

More resources for filing federal and state taxes.

Tax Preparation Assistance 

Some local organizations will offer tax preparation assistance. Please call for more information. 

Village of Mount Prospect, Human Services Department 
50 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect 

Des Plaines Frisbie Senior Center 
52 E. Northwest Highway, Des Plaines 

Wheeling Township 
1616 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights