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Welcome to Forefront's Library: Home


The Library will be closed Friday, December 20th through Wednesday, January 1st and will reopen Thursday, January 2nd, at 12pm. 

Check out an eBook!

Take a look at our available ebook trial! User name: ns034639trial and password: nk0ucmot2f.


The Forefront Library is open to the public as well as members.  Stop by and visit us.

Today's Hours

The Forefront Library will be open Monday - Friday. View weekly and monthly hours, including changes to our regular schedule, here


Search Databases

Browse the list below or see details about all databases here.

Search for Books

Clicking "Go" will redirect you to the Library's catalog page.

Search Subject Guides

Browse the Library's topic specific web guides. If you belong to a member network and need a password, please speak to a librarian.

Request Help from a Librarian

Learn more about appointments and drop-in assistance here.

Please note appointments are face-to-face at the Library.


Please note: If you want to look up individual donor profiles, you MUST HAVE each donor’s city, state and zip code at a minimum. Home contact info is preferable to business contact info.

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Get help from the Librarians!

 For member reference services:
  For general questions:     
 Call a Librarian: 312-578-0175     
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   208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1535

   Chicago, IL 60604