Plymouth Public Library offers many different services for our patrons. We have meeting rooms that are available for reservation, and many resources available for you as well! Don't forget to register for our library card so you can check out items from the library and access databases online!
Below is a brief description of the services offered at Plymouth Public Library:
Audio Visual Equipment - The library has slide projectors and screens that may be checked out. A multimedia projector is also available for use in-house.
Copy Machines - The library has two black & white copy machines, located 1) Near South (Adult) Circulation Desk, and 2) In the Snack Room. Copies are 15¢ each and only our paper may be used. Disc Cleaning - Let us professionally clean/repair your CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, CD-ROMs or Game Discs for only $5 per disc. For more information, talk to Susan Mitchell in the AV Department.Drive-up Window - Services are available for returns, renewals and placing reserves on items. Reserved items, including interlibrary loan materials, may be picked up if prior arrangements have been made. Allow 2 hours for items to be at the window. Fines may be paid and DVDs renewed at the window.Family Story Time - Three times each year, a Family Story Time program is offered. Our goals for story hour are to introduce children to the library, show them the pleasure found in books, stories and songs, and introduce them to being in a group situation. Follow this link for days and times.
FAX Service - The library will send or receive faxes for patrons. The cost is $1 per page to send within the U.S., $3 per page to send outside the U.S., and a flat fee of $1 to receive a FAX. Our FAX Number is 574-936-7423 The FAX machine is located in the computer room. Genealogy Research- We have newspapers and census records on microfilm, city directories, phone books, and reference books. We have a subscription to Ancestry Library Edition, which is available for use in house only and HeritageQuest Online which can be accessed by using your Plymouth Public Library Card. Go to genealogy links here
Homebound Service - The library will deliver materials to homebound patrons at no charge. Phone 936-2324, for more information.Interlibrary Loan - Materials not held by PPL may be requested through Interlibrary loan at no charge except occasional postage. Reciprocal borrowers may request interlibrary loan materials for a small fee. The length of the loan period is determined by the lending library and may take 1 - 2 weeks to receive your materials.
Large Print Books - For the visually impaired there is a great selection of large print books. Also available are the applications for the Talking Book Service of the Indiana State Library.
Literacy Program - Learn to read in the library's reading program for adult learners. Both tutors and students are needed. Contact Debbie Beck at the library, 936-2324, ext. 118.
Magazines - The library houses approximately 111 magazines. The current issue of each magazine is marked with a yellow dot on the back and may not be checked out. Back issues are kept for one year and may be checked out for three weeks.
Magnification Camera - The Plymouth Lions Club has donated an easy to use Magnification Camera to help those with impaired vision read printed material which is located outside the Computer Room. Meeting Rooms - The library has 7 meeting rooms of various sizes available for non-profit or profit use. There are also tables and chairs in the fireplace room. Newspapers - We have subscriptions to 18 local and national newspapers. Back issues are kept for one month while the Pilot News is kept for 1 year, then available on microfilm.
Notary Public Service - A notary is available for a fee of $2.00 per transaction.
Online card registration - Registration for a library card is now available online. To qualify for a library card you must reside in the City of Plymouth, Center, North, Polk or West Townships or own property in one of these townships and present a tax receipt showing property taxes are paid and current.
Online catalog - You may view your account, renew books, pay your fines with a credit card, search online databases, check for available materials and put items on hold, from your home, office or school.
Online payment of fines - Payment of library fines may be paid online by credit card. Follow this link to view your record and pay fines. You will need the barcode number on your library card to gain access to your record. FAQ's about online fine payments.
Playaways - For the first time, recorded book lovers can just Play! No CDs, no cassettes, and no downloads. The new Playaway comes "pre-loaded" with a great book. All you need is one AAA battery, a set of earphones! The Playaway is a credit-card sized, self-contained digital audiobook that can tuck in your pocket or hang around your neck so you can listen anywhere.
Preminders - Gentle reminders you receive by email or text message that you have items coming due shortly. Make sure we have your current email address and that your record shows you want to be notified electronically. This may be done by logging in to your record or asking staff at the circulation desk to make sure we have your email address.
Public Computers - We have a computer room with 16 computers for public use and a Basement Lab of 16 computers for public adult use. The children's area has 4 Nabi tablets with educational programs and games and 1 adult computer to be used by caregivers who have children with them. Printing charges are 15¢ for black and white prints and 50¢ for color.
QuickFlix & Blu-ray - Discs on these shelves may be checked out for only two days, with no renewals. Only newer arrivals will be put on these shelves and no holds may be placed on them. The fine will remain the same at $1 per day.
Reciprocal Borrowing - Reciprocal borrowing agreements have been signed with the Argos, Bourbon, Bremen, Culver, Fulton County, Starke County, Mishawaka-Penn, St. Joseph, and Walkerton Public Libraries. Plymouth Public Library patrons may visit these libraries and check out their materials and patrons of these libraries may check out PPL materials without purchasing a PLAC (Public Library Access Card). For more information, or to apply for a card, ask at either circulation desk.
Spanish Collection - We have a good collection of fiction, non-fiction, large print & children's books. Look for the "Spanish Collection" sign. Movies are shelved with the regular titles.
Speed Zone Books - is a special collection of new books that check out for only 1 week. These books have no reserves or renewals and fines are 50¢ per day. The collection consists mostly of best selling fiction and should allow more patrons to read a popular title in a shorter span of time. Speed Zone Books are located on the low, two shelf cart in front of the Adult circulation desk.
Summer Reading Program - PPL has a very active Summer Reading Program for children preschool through completed 4th grade, as well as for completed 5th grade through 12th in the Young Adult Department. Young Adults read for "library bucks" which they may spend at an auction of locally donated items. Both programs provide crafts, activities and a lot of fun! Most importantly, it is an excellent way to keep up reading skills.
VRS Phone for the Deaf - Video Relay Service (VRS) allows deaf, hard of hearing or speech-disabled persons to place and receive phone calls using American Sign Language (ASL).
Free wireless Internet access is available to anyone with a wireless device.Look for Plymouth Library in your network listing.
Young Adult Department - There are many ongoing programs for young adults from 6th grade through 12th (Jr. & Sr. High), throughout the year. The great features of this department (besides a great collection of books) are Award Book reading program, craft workshops, movies, brainteasers and jigsaw puzzles.
Friends of the Library
Video Phone for the Deaf