Research Tools

The Davenport Public Library offers a wide variety of online research tools to assist you in your information search!

Whether you are interested in starting a business, purchasing a new car, looking for a place to move in retirement or helping an elderly parent get the services they need, we've got resources and knowledgeable staff who can assist you.

Below you will find links to some our online resources and tools. If you're researching something, and need help getting started, ask one of our librarians. For non-digital research tools, check our catalog.

Online Resources

Online Library Resources

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Davenport LibGuide

Online Library Guide

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Upcoming Releases

Books and Media Coming Soon

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E-Books & Digital Content

Ebook Checkout

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Librarian Services

If you can't find what you are looking for with our Online Resources, librarians are ready to help. You can contact a librarian:

A librarian is availble all hours that the library is open. Book A Librarian sessions are available for more in-depth assistance.

Book A Librarian

You can use our Book a Librarian form to make a custom-tailored 30-60 minute appointment.

Suggested services:

  • Assistance with researching an assignment topic
  • Learn to use the Library's online resources and databases
  • Get help with the basics of operating your digital device (tablet, eReader, or smart phone)
  • Guidance with downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks to your digital device
  • Learn ways to search for jobs, have help with writing a cover letter, and receive assistance in filling out online applications

Unavailable services:

  • Medical, legal, financial, or business advice or opinions
  • Tax preparation advice
  • Typing of documents

Guidelines:

  • Sessions are required to be booked no less than three days in advance
  • Patrons are limited to two sessions per month
  • Cancellations may be made up to 30 minutes before a session by calling (563) 326-7832