Reference Services

Reference desk staff assist in searching for and locating materials within the library, provide instruction in the use of internet resources, and process materials requests from other libraries. Reference questions can be directed to the librarian on duty at the reference desk or by phone at 412-741-6920, ext. 3.

Research Databases

(Click here for an Alphabetical List of Databases)

Accessing our page from home or work? You can log into almost all of the databases listed below from outside the library using your Sewickley Public Library barcode number. If you don’t have a library card, you can register for one online. You will need to obtain a physical card from the Sewickley Public Library to access the eResources below from home.


AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists 

The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Cypress Resume Services
Effortlessly create professional resumes in minutes, no writing skills required. Resumes are automatically formatted and compiled.  Exporting and downloading is quick and easy.


Family Search

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides genealogy information free of charge. A research guidance service on the site is an interactive wizard that offers detailed help. Research guides are also available to read, and in many cases, to download.

Sewickley Public Library is a FamilySearch Library affiliate. use within the library gives users access to full records that are not available on the public website.

Gale Legal Forms
Download official legal forms, and customize them to suit your needs. GLF offers forms for wills, power of attorney, landlord/tenant, divorce and dissolution, leases, sale of property, employment, and more. GLF provides forms customized to Pennsylvania state law, and includes forms drafted by attorneys for particular legal matters.

An award-winning streaming video collection of over 30,000 independent and documentary films ─ titles of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and more.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Library Patrons are now able to order things from outside of the Allegheny County Public Library system here, through the Interlibrary Loan System. Please don’t hesitate to ask a librarian for assistance in ordering ILL items.

LinkedIn Learning
Starting April 22, 2021, becomes LinkedIn Learning for Library. This updated database offers twice the number of educational courses in six additional languages (including all courses previously on

LinkedIn Learning

With LinkedIn Learning, library users can access over 16,000+ courses for free with their library card. Courses for relevant, in-demand skills are taught by expert instructors with real world experience. Learn a variety of topics, including: Leadership, Product Management, Sales, Excel, Job Hunting, Digital Marketing, Photography, Animation, CAD, Web Design and much more. With 60 new courses added each week, there’s always something new to learn.

Already a user? Your login stays the same and you can still access all previously completed courses. Don’t have a account, but do have a LinkedIn account? You can use it to log in! Don’t have any account at all? It’s free to sign up.

Use your Sewickley Library barcode and 4 digit pin number to login to LinkedIn Learning for Library . After logging in you must create a personalized LinkedIn Learning account by entering your name and email address.


The New York Times – Full Access
Full article access to the New York Times online including news, multimedia, reviews and opinion, blogs, videos and more.  Archive access includes all articles published between 1851-1922 and 1981- current.

Scholastic Teachables

Scholastic Teachables
Sewickley Public Library cardholders now have access to our newest database, Scholastic Teachables! Parents, caregivers, & educators have unlimited access to 30,000+ educational resources for Pre-K—Grade 8. Instantly download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles covering any subject (math, science, reading & more).

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Sewickley History
Access two history collections curated by Sewickley Public Library staff. These include the Sewickley Herald Digital Archive (1903-Present) and the Sewickley Historic Images and Documents Collection – a collection of letters, photographs, programs, news clippings, and other materials related to the Sewickley Valley. Also find information on research your home history and links to local historical organizations. Learn better.
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