With your Sugar Grove Public Library card, you have access to these databases 24-7.
You will need to enter your full library barcode number. Email us if you need help.
Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world.
For information on the Sugar Grove Historical Society, genealogy, and open access databases to help you with your research. Please view this document to access links, or print for your reference.
Driving Tests provides patrons with unlimited access to official state driver's manuals, online practice tests for car, motorcycle and commercial driver's license (CDL), an exam simulator, and a DMV - related FAQ. Patrons can access Driving Tests to start preparing for their DMV knowledge exam by visiting https://sgpl.driving-tests.org. The program is designed to help aspiring as well as more experienced drivers (teenagers, newcomers, renewal applicants or senior citizens). Tests can be accessed from any computer or mobile device.
Explore More Illinois is a cultural pass program that allows Illinois public library cardholders to get offers from museums, park districts, historical societies, performing and visual arts centers, and other attractions. Explore More Illinois is free and can be accessed 24/7 from any computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Log in with your library card credentials and browse for passes by date or attractions. Make your reservation and print or download your pass shortly before your visit. You can have two active reservations per library card. Please cancel your reservation(s) if unable to attend, otherwise the reservation will count as being used. Remember that once you print or download your pass you cannot cancel your reservation.
Full-text articles to support research in science, engineering, physics, technology, religion, and philosophy. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP). Click to view PDF handout.
Offers a wealth of information to help you diagnose, repair, and maintain cars and vehicles. Includes service and repair procedures, diagrams, recall information, specifications, labor estimates, and parts pricing.
Full-text articles to support research in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, and operations management. Includes access to video from the Associated Press (AP).
Recommended fiction and nonfiction works recommended for readers in preschool through grade five.
Full-text articles to support research in aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, and nutrition. Includes teen health topics for teens and parents.
Buying advice, product ratings, reviews, recommendations, money-saving advice and tips, and videos for products including appliances, electronics, food, and more.
Recommended popular and widely-read classic and contemporary works of fiction. Covers many genres including mystery, science fiction, fantasy, Western, and romance.
Full-text articles to support research in history and genealogy and lesson plans to support student learning.
How-tos and creative ideas in arts and crafts, collecting, home and garden, indoor recreation, kids' crafts, model building, needlecrafts and textiles, outdoor recreation, performing arts, science and technology, and scrapbooking and papercrafts.
Resources to assist you in legal matters of all kinds, including business law, financial planning, family law, property and real estate, and rights and disputes. Includes full text reference books from Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice, the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, and the Public Interest Law Initiative provide the first-ever legal help desk for civil appeals in Illinois, Free Legal Answers for Civil Appeals. This virtual help desk will be staffed by attorneys with appellate experience and it will present an opportunity for litigants to ask questions of a lawyer about their civil appeal.
Novels, short stories, poems, plot summaries and synopses, and literary criticism. Research guides, lesson plans, and citation tools support student learning.
A good place to start for research and homework. Includes full-text articles, reference books, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags.
Recommended fiction and nonfiction works for children and adolescents.
Resources to support middle school students, including biographies, magazines, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags. Includes Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and dozens more. Articles include reading level indicators (Lexile).
Recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults, as well as plays and poetry.
Reading recommendations for kids' fiction and nonfiction that you can search by Lexile, subject, and grade level.
A popular and extensive tool for reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction. Includes audiobook recommendations.
Resources for students to understand issues, develop criticial thinking skills, and develop persuasive arguments. Includes essays, overviews, articles, and transcripts on, citizens' rights, earth and environmental issues, global issues, health and medicine, and media and communications.
Resources to support elementary school students, including encyclopedias specifically for kids, articles from children's magazines including Highlights and Junior Scholastic, and a large image collection.
Full-text articles to support research in applied sciences, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and energy. Includes the Science Image Collection, a database of high-quality science images from National Geographic, UPI, Getty, NASA, and Nature Picture Library.
Highlights fiction and nonfiction titles for students in grades 9 through 12. Covers young adult literature and adult novels with teen appeal.
Full-text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.
Museum Adventure Pass
Use your library card to checkout passes for free admission or a special discount at participating Chicago area cultural destinations. This includes the popular Brookfield Zoo! Check the availability of passes by clicking here. If you would like to checkout a pass, visit the library and we will print the pass for you, which will be valid for 7 days. For a full list of museum and how the Museum Adventure Program works, click here.
This is the world's largest library catalog. If you can't locate an item in our local SWAN catalog, use Worldcat to search for an item. If you would like us to request the item, please fill out this form and we will place the request for you.
Waubonsee Community College Database Access
Community members residing in College District 516 may apply for a Community Borrower Card. More information can be found here.
For in-depth research needs, Waubonsee Community College Library's three on-site locations (Sugar Grove, Downtown, Fox Valley) offer guest computers that provide access to their extensive databases. A complete list of their online databases can be found here. A community borrower card will not be needed at the guest computers on campus. For hours, locations, and more, please click here.