Resume Help & Job Hunting

Emergency Services

  • IDES: File an unemployment claim in Illinois (Website may run slow due to high volume) 
  • Food Resources: Find food sources in the Elgin area 
  • Call 211 or Visit Discover various organizations supporting people during difficult times. Organizations are grouped by subject including: COVID-19 Pandemic, Crisis & Emergency, Disaster Assistance, Essential Needs, For Service Providers, New to the US, and You Count-2020 Census.
  • CUB’s Guide: Telecom/internet/cable/utility services during COVID-19

Library Resources

  • Wi-Fi available through the building
  • Printers, avaliable remotely
  • Fax machine, scanner, and copy machines
  • Visit our Job Board featuring local job openings on the 2nd Floor of the Main Library

Resume Resources

  • Create a Resume: You don't need to be a graphic designer to create an amazing resume.  Use the visual CV tool to showcase your talent, education, and performance, all with a few mouse clicks.
  • tutors provide resume review, job searching help, and interview preparation [Tutorial Available]
  • Gale Courses: Resume Writing Workshop
  • get past resume robots when applying online
  • eBooks: borrow library ebooks on writing resumes
  • Wi-Fi available throughout the parking lots of all library branches from 10am - 2pm daily.

Local Resources

Career Resources

Test Prep & Education

Upcoming Programs


Contact a librarian for one-on-one assistance:


Call: 847-429-4680

Text a mesage to: 847-754-4599

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Upcoming Programs