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Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week began as a coordinated effort of the Money Smart Advisory Council, a diverse group of more than 40 Chicago-area organizations working together to promote personal financial literacy. The Chicago Fed convened the Council's first meeting in July 2001, during which members agreed to share resources and ideas to achieve greater public awareness of the programs and services available in the city of Chicago.

Reference and User Services Association

The Reference and User Services Association, acting for the American Library Association in its adoption of their Interlibrary Loan code, recognizes that the sharing of material between libraries is a core library service and believes it to be in the public interest to encourage such an exchange. They provide a Interlibrary Loan Request Form for libraries to send a request to any library that has the requested item.

Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 327 billion archived web pages. The site provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.


ILLINET, established in 1975, is a statewide library alliance, representing over 3,000 academic, public, school and special libraries that are members of Illinois' library systems (RAILS, IHLS and CPLS). With the support of the Illinois State Library and the library systems, ILLINET libraries collectively provide a strong foundation for statewide resource sharing to meet the diverse information needs of Illinois citizens.