Using the Library Online

During the current public health emergency, you may access online resources even if your account has overdue items.

There are many options for keeping your mind active, available from home with your Plano library card! Here are some ideas for your next learning adventure:

  • Read your favorite newspaper with PressReader
  • Enjoy a work of fiction or gain new insights through biographies and memoirs, inspirational and self-help titles, or personal finance. Download eBooks and eAudiobooks with Libby, Overdrive and RBdigital. There are plenty to choose from for kids, teens and adults
  • Downloadable magazines are available from RBdigital and Flipster; a few of the available eMagazines include Astronomy, Bead & Button, Do It Yourself, Rachael Ray Every Day, Bloomberg Businessweek, HGTV Magazine, Time, and Consumer Reports Buying Guide 2020
  • Learn a new skill like gardening, digital photography or how to play chess with The Great Courses. Available through Kanopy, your library card provides access to over 180 Great Courses as diverse as Money Management Skills, Making Healthy Food Taste Great, Mindfulness, Boosting Your Physical and Mental Energy, and Cybersecurity
  • Learn a new language with Pronunciator or the Great Courses
  • Build business or technology skills with courses on Lynda.com

Need Help?

Each of these apps or sites offers online tutorials and a help section:

OverDrive Help (Adults, Kids, Teens) Link

Libby Help (for mobile devices) Link

RB Digital Help Link

Flipster Help Link

Kanopy Help (Adults, Kids) Link

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