Research & Learning


Matteson Area Public Library District’s Online Resources contain articles, news, and content that is professionally edited for accuracy and usability. They are available free to anyone at the library. Are you a Matteson Area Public Library District card holder? You can access most Online Resources from home using the number on the back of your library card.

Art, Music & Movies

Auto, Home & Hobby


Books & Literature


Encyclopedias & General Reference

Health, Medicine & Science

History & Genealogy

Jobs & Careers

Law & Government

Magazines, Newspapers, & Journals

Homework Help

Test Preparation & Learning

Genealogy & History

Ancestry Library – Only Available From In The Library

African-American Heritage – is a groundbreaking new digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

Heritage Quest – Census images from 1790 to 1930, an index of 6,500 local history and genealogy periodicals, a database of Revolutionary War pension and bounty-land warrants, the full text of 25,000 local histories and family histories, and more.

Historical Newpapers – Search the Chicago Daily Tribune and Chicago Tribune, Chicago Daily Defender, Atlanta Daily World and more.