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Try-It! Illinois

Illinois Secretary of State
and State Librarian

October 1 through November 30, 2021

About Try-It!

Welcome to Try-It! Illinois 2021, the annual statewide database trial, sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library. Try-It! Illinois offers the staffs and library users of the more than 5,000 ILLINET member libraries the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources. Thanks to the partnerships between the Illinois State Library and the participating electronic resource vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois.

Note: We ask that you not post the Try-It! Illinois login and password on the Internet, on Web sites or in publicly archived e-newsletters.


Illinois Library and Information Network is the cooperative network of multi-type (academic, public, school, and special) libraries in Illinois. The Illinois State Library coordinates ILLINET. Membership is open to those libraries, which are members of one of Illinois' regional library systems as defined by the Illinois Library System Act [75 ILCS 10]. ILLINET includes, but is not limited to, ILDS and ILLINET/OCLC Services.

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