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574-936-2324 - Voice
574-936-7423 - FAX
Below is a brief description of the services offered at
Plymouth Public Library.
- Audio Visual Equipment
- The library has slide projectors,
screens and that may be checked out. There is also an opaque projector that may be utilized
in-house by patrons. A multimedia projector is also available for use
- Children's Story Time -
Three times each year, a Wee Wigglers program is offered for 3 to 5 year olds
and a parent participation Toddler Time is offered for children 18 to 35 months old. 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
for days and times.
- Copy Machines
- The library has two copy machines for our patrons to use, located 1)
Near South (Adult) Circulation Desk, and 2) In the Snack Room. Copies cost 10¢ each and only our paper may
be used. The coin box will take any combination of nickels, dimes &
quarters. There is a money changing machine in the snack room that
changes ones and fives.
- Disc Cleaning - Disc cleaning and repair. Let us
professionally clean/repair your CDs, DVDs, CD-ROMs or Game Discs for only
$5 per disc. For more information, talk to Susan Mitchell in the AV
- 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 DVD's renewed at the window.
- FAX Service - The library will send or receive faxes for patrons. The cost is $1.00 per
page to send within the U.S., $3.00 per page to send outside the U.S., and a flat fee of $1.00 to receive a FAX.
FAX machine is located in the computer room. PPL's FAX Number:
- 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 for PPL
cardholders 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 library lending us the
materials, not PPL. It may take 1 - 2 weeks (sometimes longer) to
receive your ordered materials.
- Library Toolbar -
Get the unique library
toolbar. It's free,
with no spyware or viruses, does
pop-ups or hijack your searches, and no
personal information is
required. Quickly access our
databases, library catalog, weather and much more.
- Magnification Camera -
The Plymouth Lions Club
donated a Magnification Camera that helps people with impaired vision read printed material. It is located
in the Indiana Room. It is very easy to use, just one switch turns
it on and off. The material is placed under the camera and the image is
displayed on the television screen. Seniors who have trouble
reading a utility bill, reading a letter or who just want to read a book or newspaper will really appreciate it. If you
know of anyone who would benefit from this piece of equipment, please
let them know it is available for them here at the library. If
anyone is interested in purchasing a machine of this type for around
$500.00, please contact the Plymouth Lions Club directly.
- Meeting Rooms -
The library has 6 meeting rooms of various sizes available for non-profit or
profit use. There is also an adult quiet reading room and tables and
chairs in the fireplace room. Meeting room policies and information
may be found
- Notary Public Service - A notary is
available during library hours for a fee of $2.00 per transaction.
- Online card registration - Registration for
a Plymouth Public Library card is now available online. To qualify for
a library card from the Plymouth Public Library you must reside in the City
of Plymouth, or Center or West Townships or own property in one of these
townships and present a tax receipt showing property taxes are paid and
current. Applicants must fill out the online
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
- Online holds request -
Plymouth Library patrons can now put
holds on Plymouth library items using the online catalog. Have your library card
ready, go to the online catalog, search for an item by
keyword, title, author, subject, call number or item barcode.
After finding the item, make sure it is a Plymouth library item, click on the word
"request", type in your
name and your Plymouth library card number, choose Plymouth as your
pickup location and click the submit button. The request
will be put into the hold queue and you will be notified when the item
If the item is not a Plymouth
item (if it belongs to another library)
do not choose a pick up location or place
a reserve on the item.
You must contact our library to request it through our interlibrary loan service.
Access the online catalog
What is a preminder? It is a gentle reminder that you receive
by email or text message, that you have items coming due shortly - before
they are overdue. To benefit from this free service, make sure we have your correct and current email address.
Be sure to designate in your record that you want to be notified
electronically. This may be done by logging in to your record
asking someone at the circulation desk to make sure we have a correct email
The SMS Alerts service gives you the option
to receive text messages from Plymouth Public Library on your mobile device.
After you opt into SMS Alerts, Plymouth Public Library will send you text
messages to bring an event to your attention, such as an overdue item or a
hold ready for pickup. To sign up for this service, login in to your account
on the "update personal information" box. Under "Mobile Settings", put in
your mobile number and check the "opt in" box, scroll to the bottom and
click on the "submit" button.
- Public Computers - We have a
computer room with 16 computers for public use and a Basement Lab of
16 computers for public adult use. Three computers, to be used for homework only, are located in an area
adjacent to the computer room and are reserved for students doing an online
class, or homework. There are
also several other computers available in the main library area for specific
research (INSPIRE, library catalog, etc.). The children's area currently has 6 computers with
educational programs and games and 1 adult computer to be used by parents
who have their children with them. Because of copyright laws, we cannot allow patrons to
install personal programs on our computers. Printing is charged at 10¢ for
black and white prints and 50¢ for color.
- Internet - Patrons must sign up for times.
- Word Processing (Microsoft Word and Works,
- Microsoft Publisher - 2010
- Microsoft Excel - 2010
- Microsoft Access - 2010
INSPIRE - Newspaper, Journal, & Magazine databases
- Winway Resume
- Various children's software
- Reciprocal Borrowing
- Reciprocal borrowing agreements have been
signed with the Argos, Bourbon,
Bremen, Culver, Fulton County, Starke County, Mishawaka-Penn, 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 card.
For more information, or to apply for a card, ask at either the adult or
children's circulation desks.
Free wireless Internet
access is available. The high speed wireless network can be
accessed during normal library hours by anyone with a wireless equipped
- Special Collections
- Items in the
are available for research. Three microfilm machines, two computers,
magazines, bulletins, pamphlets, newspapers and census records on microfilm,
city directories & phone books, reference books and also items for
checkout are available.
We have subscriptions to Ancestry.com Library
edition, which is available for in house use only and HeritageQuest Online
which can be accessed
by using your Plymouth Public Library Card. Go
to genealogy links
Large Print Books - For the visually impaired there is a large selection of large print
books and books on CD. Also available are the applications for the
Service of the Indiana State Library.
- The library
houses a wonderful collection of Oversized Books. They are located on
the shelves opposite the start of our non-fiction collection
- The library houses approximately
The current issue of each magazine is marked with a yellow dot on the back
and may not be checked out. Back issues may be checked
out for three weeks. Back issues are kept for one
for a list of the adult magazines we subscribe to.
a list of reference periodicals.
We also have subscriptions to 19 newspapers, both local
and national. Back issues are kept for 3 months for most
newspapers. The Pilot
News is kept for 1 year, then is
available on microfilm (located in the Indiana History Room). Click
for a list of the newspapers
we subscribe to.
For the first time, recorded book lovers
can Just Play! No CDs, no cassettes, and no downloads. The new Playaway
"pre-loaded" with a great book. All you need is a set of earphones and your
ears! 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 you go.
QuickFlix & Blu-Ray In the AV Department. Check out the QuickFlix
and Blu-Ray shelves.
DVD's on these shelves may be checked out for 2 days only, with no
renewals. Only the 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. For more information, phone the library: 936-2324, ext. 109.
- We have a good collection of fiction, non-fiction,
large print & children's fiction and non-fiction books. Look for "Spanish
- These are shelved with the regular DVD movies in the
Audio Visual department, shelved alphabetically by title.
Zone Books -
Speed Zone is a special collection of new, popular books that will
check out for only 1 week. No reserves or no renewals may be placed on
these books. Fines will be 50¢ per day. The collection involves best sellers and will mostly be fiction. This should allow
more patrons to read a popular title with a shorter waiting time.
If we have 3 or more copies of a popular author, one copy will
be put in the Speed Zone. Speed Zone Books are located on the low, two shelf cart in front of the
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 celebrity and locally donated
items. Both programs provide crafts, activities and a lot of
fun! Most importantly, it is an excellent way to keep up reading
here to go to the
Children's Department page.
- 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.
to see what's happening.
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