Wireless printing

Wireless printingPrint wirelessly to the library printer from your mobile device, smartphone, laptop, or home computer.

E-books, e-audiobooks, magazines

Please have your library card ready to access online resources outside of the library.

Wisconsin’s Digital Library (WPLC) – Also known as OverDrive. Download audio books, eBooks, movies, and music to your devices. You may have up to 10 titles checked out at one time from the Digital Library. Downloaded e-books are checked out for up to 21 days and are automatically returned to the library. You will need your library card number and PIN. Your PIN is usually set to the last four digits of your phone number.

  • Use the Libby app
  • Directly access the Wisconsin Digital Library website from your computer
  • Many students in the Platteville School District are also able to access Wisconsin’s Digital Library on their school device through the Sora app

OverDrive Help – Visit OverDrive Help for up-to-date, step-by-step directions for downloading and troubleshooting eBooks and audiobooks for all kinds of devices.

Databases, electronic resources

Please have your library card ready to access online resources outside of the library.

Auto Repair Source (BadgerLink) – Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

AtoZ World Travel (SWLS) – AtoZ World Travel consists of 202 World City Travel Guides of 60+ topics each and 56 World Travel Resources. Each city receives thorough, equal treatment, with full coverage of how to get around, where to go, and what to see.

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers (BadgerLink) – Full-text daily and weekly Wisconsin newspapers from 2005 to 90 days ago, including The Platteville Journal. Also includes selected newspapers from the 1800s and 1900s.

Badgerlink – BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s Online Library, providing Wisconsin residents with licensed educational content from multiple sources across a range of topics.

Britannica School Edition PreK-12 (BadgerLink) – Encyclopedia articles with images, interactive maps, games, and other learning materials. Available for high school, middle school, and elementary school audiences.

Consumer Reports (SWLS) – Online access to Consumer Reports ratings. If you are prompted for your Patron ID, please enter the 14 digit barcode number from the back of your SWLS library card.

Cypress Resume (SWLS) – Resumes made easy. The online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.

Gale Courses (SWLS) – Available 24/7, Gale Courses provides more than 360 six-week long, online programs taught by college instructors. New courses begin each month, and lessons are assigned twice a week, enhanced with images, videos, and games to support varied learning styles. Users will enjoy a self-paced learning environment and engagement with fellow students and instructor through weekly discussion boards.

HelpNow (SWLS) – Get help with homework, interact with a live tutor, form online study groups, practice standardized tests online, send your paper to the writing lab, and access free lessons and resources.

HeritageQuest Online (BadgerLink) – Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources for college-level and adult researchers.

JobNow (SWLS) – Search for a job, send your resume to the resume lab, get personalized feedback from a live job coach, prepare for your interview, and take career assessments.

LearningExpress Library (BadgerLink) – Access the LearningExpress Library’s collection of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials. College prep, jobs, careers, computer skills, test preparation & more. For children, teens, and adults.

Novelist (BadgerLink) – Fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists and more. For teens and adults. Children’s version available from Novelist K-8 (BadgerLink)

MasterFILE Complete (BadgerLink) – Popular full-text magazines, reference books and other sources from the world’s leading publishers.

Transparent Languages (SWLS) – Transparent Languages is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese, German, Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.

VetNow (SWLS) – Get live help for VA benefits eligibility, veteran benefit resources, personalized resume review, and live academic tutoring.

Searchable newspapers


Many historic Southwest Wisconsin newspapers have been digitized and can be searched for free using library computers.

These newspapers are searchable outside the library for individuals who have purchased their own subscription to

The Platteville newspapers included are

  • The Grant County Witness (1859-1906)
  • The Platteville Journal (1899-1963)
  • The Platteville Witness (1906-1937)