Book Search Resources & Alerts

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through Town and Country Public Library. Want to find a new author? Can’t remember all the titles in a series? NoveList Plus is a great resource for readers. Simply search it to find books that match your reading style. Browse by book genre, browses by book appeal.

New Book Alerts

Wouldn’t it be great if you were notified when Town and Country Public Library received new books? New Book Alerts is a free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by Town and Country Public Library. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click “check catalog” to place a hold on the item right away.

Shoutbomb Text Alerts

Shoutbomb Text Alerts will text you about holds, renewals and almost overdues. In addition, Shoutbomb Text Alerts will allow you to renew eligible items with a simple return text message. Send a text to In the body of the message type SIGNUP and send… follow the instructions after that. If you have trouble call Town and Country Public Library at 630-365-2244.


Goodreads users can add books to their personal bookshelves, rate and review books, participate in discussion boards and groups on a variety of topics, and get suggestions for future reading choices based on their reviews of previously read books.

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