Library Board Information

MAIN LIBRARY
270 North Grove Ave
Elgin, IL 60120
847-742-2411
MONDAY-THURSDAY 9am-9pm
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SUNDAY Noon-5pm
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2751 West Bowes Rd.
Elgin, IL 60123
847-531-7271
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SUNDAY Noon-5pm
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127 South McLean Blvd.
South Elgin, IL 60177
847-931-2090
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SUNDAY Noon-4pm

Science

Adler Planetarium
Information about astronomy from Chicago's Adler Planetarium.

American Museum of Natural History
Provides a wealth of of activities, information and analysis on a variety of scientific areas including Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Science, and Paleontology.

Biology4Kids
General biology information.

Chem4Kids
Help with chemistry.

Cosmos4Kids
Information about astronomy (planets, stars, etc.)

Exploratorium
An online scientific library from The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco.

Extreme Science
Provides a science dictionary, scientific calculators and science news plus information on "extreme" earth science and animals.

Geography4Kids
Earth science information (plate tectonics, etc.)

Lederman Science Center at Fermilab
General information about physics and famous physicists.

Museum of Science and Industry
Online tours of the main exhibits of Chicago's famed Museum of Science and Industry.

National Parks Service
A wealth of information about the National Parks of the United States, places on the National register, natural resources and more!

New Book of Popular Science (electronic resource)
Use this database to locate information on fields of science, find biographies about famous scientists, search for ideas for science projects and more.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
An environmental encyclopedia as well as links to nature-related topics such as recycling, the environment, Chicago wilderness, etc.

Periodic Table of the Elements
A full periodic table of the elements with details on each of them.

Physics4Kids
Assistance with physics.

The Science Page
Provides links to pages with information on all areas of science.

Searchasaurus (electronic resource)
Basic encyclopedic information about animals and various fields of science.

Shedd Aquarium
Information on aquatic life.