Digital Collections

Several of these services will require you to know your library barcode number and password/PIN number. Need help? Stop in to one of our branches or give us a call during open hours, and we'd be glad to assist you.

Please note: while most services on this page are available to all Plum Creek library card holders, Hoopla and Kanopy are available to Lyon County residents only. If you live in Lyon County but are unable to access Hoopla or Kanopy, please contact your local library. Ebooks Minnesota is available to everyone in Minnesota.

The links below will take you directly to the collection. To learn more about how to use these collections, please visit our Digital Library Apps page.

eBooks Minnesota

digital books for all ages
(app available - MackinVIA)


digital books and audiobooks
(app available - Libby)


digital books, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and television shows
app available (hoopla)


streaming video: classics, award-winning, educational, and obscure
app available (kanopy)

Project Gutenberg

collection of over 50,000 free ebooks available to download or read online.

eLibrary MN

access to multiple databases of health, history, science, art, consumer information, and current events for a variety of ages


hundreds of how-to videos & patterns for a variety of art and crafting projects

Find your next read

several services for read-alikes and book suggestions

Watch & Learn

educational videos from Scholastic, designed for PreK through 3rd graders


book videos from Scholastic, designed for PreK through 3rd graders


educator-created and expert-vetted teaching materials, including worksheets and activity guides


interactive supplemental materials for social studies and science curriculum


interactive supplemental materials for social studies curriculum history, civics, & economics


science videos from Scholastic, designed for grades 4-9 and accessible to a wide age range

Consumer Reports

expert reviews on consumer goods, including appliances, vehicles, and electronics. Enter your library card # to access.

Auto Repair Source

large database of repair and maintenance guides for vehicles. Enter your library card # to access.

Minnesota Digital Library

access to multiple educational, historical, and cultural digital projects of Minnesota

Digital Public Library of America

portal to digital public library collections across the US, containing historical and cultural images, articles, documents, and more

Public Health

curated listings of free, professional health information on a variety of topics

Driving Tests

Minnesota-specific driver's license exam practice and tests

Legal Information Reference Center

books & guides to a variety of legal topics. Enter your library card # to access.

access to Ancestry's resource database. Available on computers in the Marshall library building only.


access to Fold3 by Ancestry, a database of military records. Available to Lyon County cardholders or within the Marshall building.

Digital Library Apps

explore library collections that have apps for your phone or tablet