Reference Services
Reference desk personnel assist in searching for and locating materials within the library, provide instruction in the use of Internet resources, and process reserve book and Interlibrary Loan requests from the Carnegie or 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.

PA Power Library
The POWER Library provides access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and reference materials for people of all ages.

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

Research Databases – 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 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 AtoZlogo
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.

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. is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. These courses are delivered by expert instructors and feature searchable transcripts that make it easy to find quick answers to questions. They also feature Certificates of Completion that can be uploaded to a LinkedIn profile.

Use your Sewickley library bar code and 4 digit pin number to login to . After logging in you must create a personalized account by entering your name and e-mail address.

newyorktimes-logoThe 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.


postcard5-e1479833809930Sewickley 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’s online tutors are available to help you every day (even Sunday!) from 2pm until 10pm. If you are accessing Live Homework Help from school or home, you will need your Sewickley Public Library card number. Don’t necessarily need a tutor, but still need some help? Check out’s SkillsCenter which links to homework, test prep, SAT Test Prep, and study resources, including videos!

Find the Best College for You
Get Free Access to US News & World Reports College Rankings. Please request access to this Resource at the Reference Desk. In Library Use Only.