Search for 4800 different species of birds, mammals, trees, fishes, butterflies, insects, reptiles and seashells.

National Academy of Science.

Encyclopedias of astronomy, scientific biography, chemistry, mathmetatics, and physics.

Bibliographies and research guides from the Library of Congress.

Archive of free full-text science.

U.S. government science organizations that provide access to science databases and web pages.

Research how things work.

Comprehensive science-specific search engine.

Images, videos and interactive features from the U.S. space agency.

Detailed climate reports and weather statistics from 1971 to 2000.

U.S. and state weather, international weather, and radar.

Scientific information to describe and understand the Earth.

Science, technology and medicine.

Information on any element of the Periodic Table.


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Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed



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Kid’s Library


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OMNI Libraries


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Free eBooks supported by the Illinois Secretary of State through the Illinois State Library.


Museum Adventure Pass


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About Us


Fossil Ridge Public Library serves the community in Braidwood, Illinois and the surrounding area.

We offer many different programs and have many resources available for anything that you may be searching for.

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Phone: (815) 458-2187
Fax: (815) 458-2042
Address: 386 W. Kennedy Road,
Braidwood, IL 60408
Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 9am - 8pm
Fri. 9am - 5pm / Sat. 9am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed

Upcoming Events

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