Below is a list of online databases available for research/instruction. If you have questions about the databases, contact the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note some databases are accessible only at the Rochester Library.
To use most of these E-Book resources, you will need your Library Card barcode as well as your pin number. If you do not know your pin number, please contact the Library.
The 3M Cloud Library, offered to Rochester Patrons through the Illinois Heartland Library Consortium, features dozen of recent book and audiobook titles. There are 3M Cloud Library apps available for Android devices, iPads and iPhones, Nooks, and Kindle Fire, as well as for PC and Mac computers.
Library on the Go offers E-books and audiobooks, as well as music and videos for certain devices.
OneClick Digital offers digital audiobooks of both recent and classic titles.
Through Zinio, you can check out digital copies of many popular magazine titles, including Cosmopolitan, Taste of Home, Rolling Stone, and more. This service is offered free through the Library, and there are no time limits for reading the magazines you check out–so you can keep the magazines you download for as long as you like!
Ancestry Library provides access to information from sources such as censuses, immigration and military records, family histories, court and legal documents, photos, and maps.
Genealogical and ancestry search tools including searches from census and war records, as well as access to an index of over 1.9 million genealogy and local history articles.
HistoryPin is a digital archive of historical photos and other content. Through HistoryPin, users can see old photos that have been “pinned” to Google Maps and do side-by-side comparisons of historical photos and their present-day locations. The Library’s HistoryPin collection showcases Rochester history, and we encourage patrons to contribute to the project.
If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, Digital Learn has the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
OCLC FirstSearch provides access to academic article abstracts and allows you to search for items in libraries across the country.
Offered through the Illinois Department of Job Security
Employment and Small Business Skill-Building:
Offered through the Springfield SCORE Association
Offered through Illinois workNet
Offered through LLCC’s Business Training Center
Online career testing:
Offered through the Sangamon County Department of Community Resources