Borrowing Materials – Resources
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We have some great digital resources that you can access from the comfort of your own home with your library card! We have EBSCO databases that have information on everything from how to repair your car to what book you should read next.
Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls. To access from home, you will need your library card and then just click the button above!
Doing research takes time. Choosing the wrong product wastes money. Provide trusted information for making the smart choice. Enable thorough product comparisons with Consumer Reports’ (CR) comprehensive archive of expert, unbiased product reviews. To access from home, you will need your library card and then just click the button above!
Legal Information Reference Center is an online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms. To access from home, you will need your library card and then just click the button above!
NoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 25 years and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries. In this database you’ll find NoveList’s unique story elements like appeal, genre, and theme help you understand what about a book you love, and help you to find more that are your style. You’ll also find read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for titles, authors, and series, as well as audiobooks. And you’ll even be able to find full series information all in one place. To access from home, you will need your library card and then just click the button above!
Creativebug is your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. You’ll enjoy award-winning HD instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more. All classes are taught by experts, with new classes added daily.
Use your library barcode number to create a user account.
TrueFlix® provides thousands of resources to strengthen both educator instruction and student learning of science and social studies content-area knowledge.
FreedomFlix™ offers a range of text types and media on more than 70 key social studies topics spanning 10 areas of core-curriculum study.
Scholastic Teachables is an online hub of more than 25,000 printable resources to support lesson planning, classroom
management, and teaching across all subjects.
With colorful animation, rich audio, and interactive games, BookFlix® is a perfect tool to engage and support beginning readers. Built-in literacy support tools–including read aloud and word highlighting–cultivate key literacy skills, support beginning and ELL readers, and build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Offering more than 50 complete units of study with over 8,000 science-related assets in a variety of media, ScienceFlix® provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, interactive features and more.
Videos have become an essential part of teaching and are one of the best tools to build learning excitement! Created by the editors of Scholastic News® and Let’s Find Out Magazines®, the Watch & Learn Library provides teachers with an online bank of developmentally-appropriate nonfiction videos to build knowledge, vocabulary, and introduce new concepts and topics. Simple and intuitive navigation makes teaching with the Watch & Learn Library an educational delight!
ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) gives Minnesota residents access to magazine, journal, newspaper and encyclopedia articles, media, including images, videos, and audio files, and other information resources.
ELM provides information on a vast array of topics, including consumer information, arts and humanities, career, occupation, and test prep, current events, health, science, social science, politics, business, and more. There are resources available to help build resumes or practice college entrance tests in the Learning Express database within ELM.
MNLINK is a statewide system that serves as a discovery and interlibrary loan interface for library patrons and staff. Through our participating libraries, patrons have easy access to the catalogs of most libraries in Minnesota. The system also provides access to electronic resources that are available to Minnesotans. This includes electronic journals, images, and ebooks as well as access to the physical books that are held in libraries.
Minnesota Reflections is a database of digitized original materials shared by cultural heritage organizations located across our state. These materials include images, text, audio, film, and more, with new items added on a regular basis. The resources found on this site support research for scholars, educators, students, and the public. Minnesota Reflections is the premier project of the Minnesota Digital Library.
What other library resources are available?
The library provides eBooks and eAudiobooks from Libby App. To access Libby, go to plumcreeklibrary.org or download the app to your device. To set up an account use your library card number as your username and the use the last four digits of your card for your pin number. Search the database for your selections. Call the library for any assistance.
Can I access the Library’s WiFi?
To access the WiFi around the building perimeters:
Our network name is Windom Library
The password is book6131.
Most library materials circulate for 21 days.
- DVDs – 7 days
- Magazines – 7 days
Find a Good Book
What’s Next? Search fiction series from Kent District Library.
Read alikes. Look up your favorite author’s name and find new authors who write like your favorite author.
Renewing Materials and Checking Your Account Status
If not on hold for another patron, most items may be renewed for one additional loan period by phone, in person, or on-line, at www.plumcreeklibrary.org.
- Ask library staff to renew items on your account by calling the 507-831-6131.
- Online – use the www.plumcreeklibrary.org. You will need your library card number and password.
Reserving Materials –
Most circulating items found on www.plumcreeklibrary.org can be reserved by placing a hold. As soon as it is available, the item will be transferred to the library you designate and held for one week for you to pick up. You will be notified by phone or an email that your reserve is being held. There are several ways to place a reserve:
- By phone – call 507-831-6131.
- Online – use the Library Catalog from home; www.plumcreeklibrary.net. You will need your library card number and password.
Please note: If you no longer need your hold, please cancel it online, by telephone or in person, so that it may quickly move to the next person in line.
Fines and Fees -(Not applicable during this time)
All library materials returned after their due dates are subject to the following overdue fines (applied per item):
- Books, and audio books $0.10 per day
- DVDs $1.00 per day
Fees for lost or damaged materials are billed by the owning library and include the replacement cost of the item and a processing fee. These charges must be paid to the library owning the damaged materials.
All library materials may be returned to any public library in the Plum Creek Library System.
Windom City Hall
Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
Windom City Hall
444 9th Street, P.O. Box 38
Windom, MN 56101-0038