The Library is pleased to announce that we now are offering individual research appointments!

A LibGuide is an easy way to find information on a particular topic. It includes a list of print books, journals, and recommended databases that are accessible at the Library to get you started on your work, as well as links to authoritative, freely available online tools, multimedia resources and websites you can access remotely.


A-Z Database List

Full list of Databases the library subscribes to, including trial access.
Go to A-Z List

Library Hours

Monday – Friday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

View weekly and monthly hours, including changes to our regular schedule, HERE.

The Library will close at 3:00 PM on Fri., Feb. 15, and remain closed on Mon., Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents' Day.  The Library will re-open at 12:00 PM on Tues., Feb. 19. 

Databases and Phones

Everything appears to be in working order.

Get help from the Librarians!

For member reference services:
For general questions:
Call a Librarian: 312-578-0175

Forefront website


Subscribe to Forefront's newsletter to get the latest social impact sector news, resources, events, and more sent straight to your inbox! 

Help is Just a Click Away

Search our FAQs for information about the Library, LibGuides and Forefront.

Book a Research Appointment

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.

Search the Library's Catalog

Library Events: Prospect Research Workshops

Library Events: Member Coffee Hours