Library Resources

Digital Collections

The library has partnered with the Darien Historical Society, the Flagg Creek Heritage Society, the Village of Willowbrook, and local residents to document the histories of Darien, Willowbrook, and Burr Ridge online. The digital collections include:

Veterans' History Project Read over one hundred interviews recorded from area veterans as part of the Veterans History Project.

Print Collection Images of America: Darien and other titles related to the history of DuPage County, Burr Ridge, and Willowbrook.

Yearbooks Hinsdale South High School Vespa yearbooks, 1967 to date (missing 1970).

Scrapbooks Darien Senior Club, 1974-2002

Darien Woman's Club scrapbook of the Darien Volunteer and Darien Public Libraries.

Newspapers | Clipping File Articles of current and historic interest about Darien, Willowbrook, and Burr Ridge.

Newspapers | Microfilm DuPage Progress 1971-1974; 1976; 1978 Darien DuPage Progress 1979-1989 DarienProgress 1990-2000 The Doings, Hinsdale, Dec. 1992-July 1999 The Doings Weekly, Aug. 1999-Oct. 2006 Chicago Tribune, 1984-2007

IPPL Obituary Index 1972- Search the obituary index (1972- ) which  is updated throughout the year, but published annually online. With over two thousand entries, the file indexes obituaries of people who resided in or whose funeral services were held in Darien, Willowbrook, or Burr Ridge.

Cass Cemetery Records The library has a print copy of the cemetery records which are also available to search via Find a Grave. Cass Cemetery is located west of Bailey Road and North of Frontage Road in Darien.