eBooks & More

eBooks & More

Access Digital eLibrary


Use your library card to access the digital eLibrary, pickup Book Bundles, place holds, participate in virtual book clubs and more
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eLibrary


Download eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines, stream movies and read newspapers on your computer, tablet or mobile device. A Plano Public Library is required for access.
OverDrive - eBooks and eAudiobooks for desktop PC
OverDrive
Access: eBooks • eAudiobooks
Available on: Desktop PC
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
Need Help: Link

OverDrive for Kids - eBooks and eAudiobooks for desktop PC
OverDrive for Kids
Access: eBooks • eAudiobooks
Available on: Desktop PC
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
Need Help: Link
OverDrive for Teens - eBooks and eAudiobooks for desktop PC
OverDrive for Teens
Access: eBooks • eAudiobooks
Available on: Desktop PC
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
Need Help: Link
Libby - eBooks and eAudiobooks for mobile devices
Libby
(from Overdrive)
Access: eBooks • eAudiobooks
Available on: Mobile devices
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
Need Help: Link
RBdigital - eAudiobooks, Great Courses, magazines
RBdigital
Access: eAudiobooks • Great Courses • eMagazines • Newspapers
Available on: Apple • Android • Kindle
Requirements: Library card • Internet access • Email address
Need Help: Link

Flipster magazines
Flipster
Access: eMagazines
Available on: Apple • Android • Kindle
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
Need Help: Link

PressReader - Newspapers from US and Canada
PressReader
(from RBdigital)
Access: Newspapers from US and Canada
Available on: Apple • Android
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
Need Help: Link

New York Times 
New York Times
Requires Plano library card and password. Contact your Plano library for password. Unlimited access to the NYTimes.com site including book reviews, interactive videos and photos
Requirements: Library card • Password • Internet access
Access Now: Link
Kanopy - stream movies for adults
Kanopy for Adults
Access: Stream – Movies • Documentaries • Foreign Films • Great Courses
Available on: Apple • Android • Kindle • Chromecast • Apple TV • Roku
Requirements: Library card • Internet access • Email address
Need Help: Link

Kanopy - stream movies for kids
Kanopy for Kids
Access: Stream – Children’s movies & TV series • Animated storybooks • Educational content
Available on: Apple  •  Android  •  Kindle  •  Chromecast  •  Apple TV  •  Roku
Requirements: Library card • Internet access • Email address
Need Help: Link

Learning Express Library - test prep, study guides and more
Learning Express Library
Access: Test Prep  •  Study Guides  •  Computer Skills  •  Software Programs 
Available on: Apple  •  Android  •  Desktop PC
Requirements: Library card  •  Internet  access
Need Help: Link
EBSCO eBooks
EBSCO eBooks
Access: eBooks
Available on: Apple • Android • Desktop PC
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
Need Help: Link
Novelist 
Novelist
Helps readers find authors and titles on subjects and themes similar to their favorite works of fiction. The database offers access to over 125,000 titles
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
Novelist K-8 
Novelist K-8
Database about books specifically for younger readers. Helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
Access Now: Link

Virtual Book Clubs

Virtual Book Clubs with Plano Public Library. Register in advance
Participate in our book clubs by joining live discussions online. Be sure to register in advance

What Are You Reading Now?
Join a live discussion on great books you’ve read. The virtual book discussion will be done with Zoom
Register
Monday, September 14 at 3 pm
Monday, October 5 at 3 pm
Monday, November 2 at 3 pm
Monday, December 7 at 3 pm

Second Tuesday
Join a live discussion of October's read: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. The virtual book discussion will be done with Zoom
Tuesday, October 13 at 7:15 pm

Join a live discussion of November's read: In the Woods by Tana French. The virtual book discussion will be done with Zoom
Tuesday, November 10 at 7:15 pm
Register 

Chinese Book Talk
中文书谈论会
Read and discuss great Chinese books you've read. The virtual book discussion will be done with Zoom
分享一本您读过的中文好书。
Thursday, September 10 at 7 pm
Thursday, October 8 at 7 pm
Thursday, November 12 at 7 pm
Thursday, December 10 at 7 pm
Register
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Cook the Book
The virtual book discussion will be done with Zoom
Small Bites: Tuesday, September 15 at 1 pm
Orange You Glad for Cook the Book: Tuesday, October 20 at 1 pm
Soups and Bread: Tuesday, November 17 at 1 pm
Holiday Sweets: Tuesday, December 15 at 1 pm
Register

Mystery Book Club

Join a live discussion of October's read: The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths. The virtual book discussion will be done with Zoom
Thursday, October 15 at 7pm

Join a live discussion of November's read: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. The virtual book discussion will be done with Zoom
Thursday, November 19 at 7pm
Register  

Brown Bag Book Club
Join a live discussion of September's read: The Perfect Nanny: A Novel by Leila Slimani. The virtual book discussion will be done with Zoom
Thursday, September 24 at 12 pm

Join a live discussion of October's read: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. The virtual book discussion will be done with Zoom
Thursday, October 22 at 12 pm

Join a live discussion of November's read: Red, White, Blue: A Novel by Lea Carpenter. The virtual book discussion will be done with Zoom
Thursday, November 19 at 12 pm
Register

Book Bundles

Book Bundles available in English, Spanish and Chinese at Plano libraries
Available in English, Spanish & Chinese

Book Bundles are available in English and Spanish at all five libraries and in Chinese at Davis and Haggard. Discover new series, new authors, and great readings with pre-selected titles.

Picking up your Book Bundle is easy
  1. Call the library when you arrive
  2. Let us know the reading level you are interested in
  3. We’ll bring a Book Bundle to you

Book Bundles in English are chosen to provide variety based on reading level
  • Board Book Sets – 5 items: ages 0-36 months
  • Picture Books Sets – 8-10 items: toddlers and preschoolers
  • Early Readers Sets – 8-10 items: pre-emergent, emergent, early fluent and fluent readers
  • Chapter Books Sets – 5 items: early chapter book readers and older elementary readers
  • Teen Fiction Sets – 4 items: middle school or high school reading levels
Book Bundles in Spanish and Chinese are chosen to provide variety based on reading level
  • Children’s Reading Collection – 4-8 books for pre-emerging and emerging readers
  • Early Reading Collection – 4-8 books with different levels of reading fluency
  • Youth Fiction / Non-Fiction Collection – 4-8 books with different reading levels
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Tip: Placing holds is a great way to fast-track your library experience, or access materials that are not available at your location. Watch bit.ly/HowToPlaceHolds

How to Place a Hold

Learn how to place holds at Plano Public Library
Placing holds is a great way to fast-track your library experience, or access materials that are not available at your location.
Learn how to place a hold
Search Library Catalog

Selfie Book Talk


Selfie Book Talk Episode 9 August 25, 2020 with staff at Plano Public Library
Watch the latest episode. There are thousands of items available for download on OverDrive and Libby. Our library staff has picked some of their favorites to share with you. For a list of titles, access links and read-alike suggestions, visit our blog Planolibrarylearns.org

Selfie Book Talk Episode 8 June 6, 2020
Selfie Book Talk Episode 7 - May 20, 2020
Selfie Book Talk Episode 6 - May 13, 2020
Selfie Book Talk Episode 5 - May 6, 2020
Selfie Book Talk Episode 4 - April 29, 2020
Selfie Book Talk Episode 3 - April 22, 2020
Selfie Book Talk Episode 2 - April 15, 2020
Selfie Book Talk Episode 1 - April 8, 2020

Check It Out! Binge Boxes

Binge Boxes at Plano Public Library
Binge Boxes are themed movie kits with 5-9 related DVDs. The kits are created from DVDs donated to the library! There are Binge Boxes for kids, families and more.
Search Binge Boxes in the library catalog
Watch

Languages Available on Libby

Libby - Additional Languages Available
The Libby App is now available in nine additional languages. Users can set their device to one to of the languages and Libby will automatically display in that language.

Users need to update the language setting on their device and then they can toggle Libby’s display.

Additional Languages Available on Libby
  • Spanish
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Swedish

OverDrive – Hold Redelivery
OverDrive - Hold Redelivery Service

Overdrive has a new “Hold Redelivery” option. When an eBook or eAudiobook hold becomes available, you will receive notification and have three days to "pick up" the hold and choose from borrow, deliver later or cancel. Learn more about this service
Book Club Selections 2020 - Plano Public Library: Printer Friendly List

Plano Reads

Plano Reads at Plano Library Learns Blog
Book recommendations and reviews, book club updates and news about recent additions to the collection to enhance your reading pleasure.

Pop-Up Authors!

Pop Up Authors - Plano Public Library
Check here for for best-selling and nationally known author events as they pop-up at Haggard Library!


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Brown Bag

Brown Bag Book Club - Plano Public Library
Read and discuss the featured book while you eat lunch. Bring your own lunch. Meets monthly at Parr Library
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Chinese Book Talk

Chinese Book Talk - Plano Public Library
Read and discuss great Chinese books you've read.
分享一本您读过的中文好书。
Meets monthly at Haggard Library
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Mystery

Mystery - Book Club - Plano Public Library
Read and discuss the feature mystery book. Meets monthly at Davis Library

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Second Tuesday

Second Tuesday - Book Club - Plano Public Library
Read and discuss great fiction and non-fiction books. Meets Monthly at Schimelpfenig Library
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What Are You Reading Now?

What Are You Reading Now? Book Club - Plano Public Library
Read and discuss great books you've read. Meets monthly at Haggard Library
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Cook the Book

Cook the Book Book Club - Plano Public Library
Bring a prepared dish to share, featuring a recipe from this month's selection. Meets monthly at Davis Library

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Book in Common

Leavers by Lisa Ko - 2020 Book in Common - Collin College
The program aims to create a community of adult readers, promote discussion, and spark conversations featuring different perspectives and diverse opinions. In partnership with Collin College

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