Research & Learn

What do you need to know? Shorewood-Troy Library offers patrons access to 25 electronic resource (e-resource) collections free of charge. All e-resources can be accessed at home or the library via internet.

Not sure how to use the resources? Watch short, simple tutorials found in the Niche Academy library on this page!

Still have questions? 30-minute Book-a-Librarian sessions are being conducted by email and phone for reference and tech questions. Call 815.725.1715 or email to request an appointment.

The library also hosts a local history collection. Just ask at the Circulation desk for access to the materials. (NOTE: as of March 13, 2020, the library building is closed to the public so the local history collection is not available at this time.)

Featured E-Resources

Need to polish up or learn new skills to add to your resume? Want to be better prepared for job searching and interviewing? Click on the LinkedIn Learning image above and log in with your library card for access to free classes done online on your own time.

Home access for has been extended through July 31, 2020. Log in to your library account on the Pinnacle catalog page and click the link to access the program.

E-Resource Collection

Niche Academy Tutorials