Because Brookens Library is currently not open to the public, Candid, who provides Foundation Directory Online (FDO), has opened up FDO Essential so that the community may freely access it. This has been an invaluable courtesy they have been providing since Spring of 2020. Please note, however, that they recently made some changes to this service. They are now requiring users to create a login and password. When you click on FDO Essential you will be asked to do create an account. Following that you will have 24-hour access to the database. You will be permitted to access the database again after a 30-day period and again after another 30 day period until further notice. The link to FDO Essential is here: https://fconline.foundationcenter.org/auth/encoded-login/?fin=A000&hash=332d01dae16e75df095410d889d3f246&username=FIN1022
In addition to direct access to FDO Professional, the librarians at Candid can also provide some searching assistance with FDO Professional until our Central Illinois community members are able to access Brookens Library again. You can reach them through their AskUs service at: https://learning.candid.org/ask-us/ Also on that page you can find Candid’s live chat service.