Free WiFi

Did you know that you can use your laptop at the library? We have free WiFi all over the building so you can get your work done, or keep in touch with old friends. But, you don't have to go to the library to take advantage of what we have to offer. Freshen up your computer skills on Learning Express, or download a new eBook for your tablet.

On-Site Resources




Downloadable books and audio are available through eRead Illinois, and OMNI Libraries, or visit a kid friendly site at our OMNI eReading Room for Kids.

A Byron Public Library card and Personal Identification Number (PIN), which is the last four digits of your card number, are required for access. Free software may also need to be downloaded to your computer or ereader.

Learning Express

Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed. Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or just for fun. When registering for Learning Express, use your library card number as your Username to log in from home.



Obituaries and more

Watch this link for online access to obituary listings in the Byron Cemetery. We are adding new obits, as well as other interesting historical documents, every week! We are also accepting historical materials to be scanned and accessed on our website (with the Director's approval). These materials would be returned to you after scanning. Email us with any questions or if you have a suggestion for what you would like to see on our Genealogy page at


WorldCat Discovery

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Can’t find a book that you need in our catalog? Check libraries all over the state with WorldCat. There is no need to sign-in.

If you find something you want to order from Illinois, use the email link button and send to or call Byron Public Library at (815) 234-5107 to place a hold.


Illinois State Library Services

A portal for the State Library's online services, including the Illinois Government Information search engine, Illinois Digital Archives and Digital Illiois collections, Illinois Center for the Book/Illinois Authors, and more.


Talking Book and Braille Service

Illinois State Library Service

Provides audiobooks and Braille texts to residents who are blind, visually handicapped, or have other physical limitations or a reading disability.


Ogle County Yearbook

Provides links to government officials who are relevant to area voters. more

Khan Academy

Learn hundreds of skills from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history. This free website helps you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.


GCF LearnFree

Goodwill Community Foundation's site for free tutorials learning about computers, reading and math.


Best Colleges

Our regularly updated collection of college rankings will keep you informed about what schools across the country have to offer in terms of top-rated academics and student lifestyle. From degree programs to campus amenities, we do the research on what matters to you.