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We are open for Grab & Go service Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, plus special hours for seniors and people at high risk. The Computer Lab remains closed. Click here for details. Curbside Pickup is available during all open hours. Click here for information about Curbside Pickup. 

Career Online High School

Your Easy On-Ramp Back to High School

We’re pleased to offer adult learners a free way to earn a high school diploma.

We’re offering full scholarships to Career Online High School (COHS). All you need is to be 21 or older and have a valid Carol Stream Library card. (If you are a Carol Stream resident without a card, don’t worry—we can help.)

What is COHS?

  • COHS is a fully-accredited, legitimate online high school—NOT a diploma mill.
  • Free?? Yes, FREE! Full scholarships are available to qualified applicants. You will not be required to purchase textbooks.
  • Start school when you are ready, and learn on your own schedule. As long as you have 8-10 hours to dedicate to your schoolwork, COHS lets you work at your own pace.
  • Graduates earn a diploma, not a G.E.D. People with high school diplomas earn more money than those with a G.E.D., and they’re more likely to have a full-time job. With a high school diploma, you can pursue higher education, trade school, or a career in the military. COHS may count towards the work requirements for T.A.N.F. (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

We want to answer your questions

Are you ready to take a step towards a brighter future?

Thank you

The Library is offering these scholarships in partnership with the Friends of the Carol Stream Public Library; the Reaching Across Illinois Library System; and Gale, a Cengage Learning company.