Education & Test Prep home & in-library use helps you learn anything from Excel to Photoshop to management tips. These video tutorials are taught by current industry experts. With online learning, you set the pace and have a chance to learn what you want, when you want. 

Our subscription is made possible by the Champaign Public Library Friends.

Testing and Education Reference Center (part of InfoTrac) home & in-library use

Take online practice tests for the GED, civil service/licensing, firefighting, law enforcement, military entrance, college admissions (ACT, PSAT, SAT, GED, MCAT, LSAT etc.), and to earn college credit.
Learn about colleges and vocational and private secondary school programs; distance learning and executive education programs; and scholarships.

For access: Type in all 14 digits of your Champaign library card number. (No card? Use this at the library.)

Grolier Online Encyclopedia home use | in-library use


  • Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia — for middle school and up
  • America the Beautiful — state by state current events, for elementary and middle school
  • Encyclopedia Americana — full range of topics, for middle school and up
  • Lands and Peoples — countries, cultures, and current events, for middle and high school
  • New Book of Knowledge Online — reference and current events, for elementary school and up

Virtual Reference Library (part of InfoTrac) home and in-library use
Subjects covered include business, arts, medicine, technology, and history. Titles offered include: VideoHound’s Golden Movie Retriever, Business Plans Handbook, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, West’s Encyclopedia of Law, New Catholic Encyclopedia, Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia, and College Blue Book.

View articles as simple text or in PDF, which looks just like the original book pages, then print, download, or e-mail them. Mark pages with an “InfoMark” and you can easily return to them (or point someone else to them).

Articles can be translated into half a dozen languages including Spanish, Chinese, and Korean. The interface can also be switched to Spanish and several other languages.

For access: Type in all 14 digits of your Champaign library card number. (No card? Use this at the library.)