While the library building is closed we’re doing our best to continue serving our community with Curbside Pickup and Home Delivery to Norridge and Harwood Heights addresses.
But for our patrons who love to browse the shelves, choosing a book to borrow without being in the building can be a real challenge. For those folks we have a few suggestions.
Browse the Online Catalog
The front page of our online catalog offers suggestions from the New York Times Best Sellers List. There are lists dedicated to new fiction, nonfiction, and young adult books, along with multiple lists of best selling kids books.
Scroll down the page a little and you’ll find links to search the catalog for more new books, movies, and videogames, including our Eisenhower Exclusives. This special collection of hot titles is only available to residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights. They are usually limited to the lucky patrons who happen upon them when visiting the library. Now, while the building is closed, you can place holds on Eisenhower Exclusives in the catalog or, to get them quicker, by calling the library at 708-867-7828.
Beyond the library catalog we also offer a few online resources to help you choose books to borrow. BookBrowse provides a curated resource of the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis on books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Find top picks, latest releases, reader reviews, and suggestions for read-a-likes of your favorite books.
Like BookBrowse, Novelist is an online resource available to Eisenhower Library card holders that will help you select something to borrow. Love a book or author and want to find something similar? Find read-alikes, lists of award winners, complete series information, and more.
Try Novelist | Try Novelist K-8 for younger readers
Library News and Reviews
Our library blog is great place to find book recommendations. It is filled with book reviews written by library staff, news about literary awards, lists of new additions to the catalog, and more.
We also post a lot of reviews and news on our Facebook page.
With our Book Match service, find a book you’ll love with the help of your librarians. Answer a few quick questions about your favorite reading experiences and we’ll get to work on a personalized book recommendation just for you.
For an even more direct approach, give us a call at 708-867-7828 and let us know you’d like some suggestions of books to read or movies to watch. Until we can open the building again and our shelves are available to browse, your librarians are here to walk you through what’s available and we’re sure to find you something you’ll love.