eBooks & More

eBooks & More

OverDrive

OverDrive - eBooks and eAudiobooks for desktop PC
Access: eBooks • eAudiobooks
Available on: Desktop PC
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
Need Help: Link

OverDrive for Kids

OverDrive for Kids - eBooks and eAudiobooks for desktop PC
Access: eBooks • eAudiobooks
Available on: Desktop PC
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
Need Help: Link

OverDrive for Teens

OverDrive for Teens - eBooks and eAudiobooks for desktop PC
Access: eBooks • eAudiobooks
Available on: Desktop PC
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
Need Help: Link

Libby

Libby - eBooks and eAudiobooks for mobile devices
(from Overdrive)
Access: eBooks • eAudiobooks
Available on: Mobile devices
Requirements: Library card • Internet access
Need Help: Link

RBdigital

RBdigital - eAudiobooks, Great Courses, magazines
Access: eAudiobooks • Great Courses • eMagazines • Newspapers
Available on: Apple • Android • Kindle
Requirements: Library card • Internet access • Email address
Need Help: Link

Flipster

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

PressReader

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

Kanopy for Adults

Kanopy - stream movies 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 for Kids

Kanopy - stream movies 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

Learning Express Library - test prep, study guides and more
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

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, July 6 at 1p.m.
Monday, July 13 at 3p.m.
Monday, July 20 at 3p.m.
Monday, July 27 at 3p.m.

Second Tuesday
Join a live discussion of this month's read: Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman’s Journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim by Sabeeha Rehman. The virtual book discussion will be done with Zoom
Tuesday, July 14 at 7:15p.m.
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, July 9 at 7 p.m.
Register
有意参加者

Cook the Book
Choose your favorite Cooking From Your Garden recipe. Prepare the dish and join our virtual discussion with other cooking enthusiasts while staying in. The virtual book discussion will be done with Zoom
Tuesday, July 21 1p.m.
Register

Mystery Book Club

Join a live discussion of this month's theme: What Mystery Are You Reading Now? The virtual book discussion will be done with Zoom
Thursday, July 16 at 7p.m.
Register  

Brown Bag Book Club
Join a live discussion of this month's read: The Tenth Muse: A Novel by Catherine Chung. The virtual book discussion will be done with Zoom
Thursday, July 23 at 12 p.m.
Register

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

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

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

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

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

Selfie Book Talk


Selfie Book Talk Episode 8 June 6, 2020 with staff at Plano Public Library
Watch this week's 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 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

And More...

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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