Digital Resources

Local History & Genealogy Center

This area of the library, located on the lower level,  is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of local, state, and family histories.

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Ancestry is a database of genealogy and family history records that can help you explore your heritage. You can access Ancestry Library Edition while visiting SWCPL.

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Book Connections

Bring reading to life. Book Connections strives to joyfully enrich everyone’s experience reading children’s and young adult books.

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Fold3 is a database of records including photographs, narratives and documents belonging to those men and women who served in the United States military. You can access Fold3 at any time while visiting the library.

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Hoopla is available for patrons to digitally check out e-books, audiobooks, comics, music, movies and TV from a growing collection of over 600,000 titles. Patrons with an SWCPL card can check out five items per month from hoopla.

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​INSPIRE is Indiana’s Virtual Online Library. INSPIRE is a collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by all ​Indiana residents.

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Kanopy is an on-demand streaming service for our patrons to digitally check out videos from a collection of over 30,000 films – including documentaries, classic movies, and educational cinema. Patrons with an SWCPL card can check out five movies per month from this service.


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Libby is an app provided by Overdrive so that library patrons can access ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from their mobile devices with ease.

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NoveList Plus

The NoveList Plus database connects readers to their next great book by making recommendations based on their personal preferences of genre, theme, characterization, series, and more.  To access this resource, you will need your library card number.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus can help younger patrons find new reading material by letting them search by story element, theme, series, reading level, and more.   To access this resource, you will need your library card number.

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OverDrive Indiana Digital Library

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks and more from your local public library – anywhere, anytime. All you need is your library card.


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Sora is a free student reading app available through the Indiana Digital Library, SWCPL and Public Library Connect.  Check out the collection of age-appropriate ebooks and audiobooks provided for Whitko students and staff!


Teaching Books is a collection of resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.

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