Online Resources / Ebooks

Ebooks and Audiobooks

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The library has access to Ebooks and online audiobooks through the Libby app or the Bridges consortium. Online magazine access is now also available. Magazine checkouts do not count against the item limits! 

In addition to the materials provided, more access has been purchased just for the Pleasant Hill library. Access is limited to Pleasant Hill residents and residents of rural Polk County. Contact your local library if you live in another community. 

You will need you card number and your PIN to access your account. Contact the library for this information.


Hoopla is here! An on demand service, Hoopla has thousands of E Books, Online Audio books, Music Albums, Streaming Video and Podcasts available for checkout. Usage limits apply but all materials are available immediately upon request.

Below is a link to the Hoopla site.


You will need to know your library card number for the Polaris circulation system, PIN (Personal Identification Number) for your account and e-mail address. We will be happy to provide you with the Polaris information. Please contact us if you need assistance or information in order to use this great new system. 

Thank you to Facebook for providing grant money so we may offer you this new service!


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We now have streaming video available at our library catalog. Click on this link Library Catalog to go to the catalog page. The link for Kanopy is located on the left hand side. Follow the instructions to set up an account. You will need to know your library card number in order to access the Kanopy service. Patrons will be able to download classic movies and documentaries. Over 20,000 videos are available! 

Gale Databases

Included in the Gale collection of databases is a wide variety of journal and magazine articles. You will need to contact the library to get the password for use:

All Gale Databases                   Use this link to see what databases are available.

Below are links to groups of popular databases. The first link, Power Search, allows you to search them all at the same time. 

PowerSearch Opens in new window     Search all databases at the same time
GeneralOneFile Opens in new window A wide collection of databases selected for use in public libraries
Academic_OneFile Opens in new window     Intended for research at the college level
KidsInfoBits Opens in new window     Intended for use by students in elementary school
ResearchInContext Opens in new window     Intended for use by students in middle school or high school
Informe Opens in new window     A collection of Spanish language research databases
ChiltonLibrary Opens in new window     Auto repair information for many, many makes and models

Transparent Languages

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Try the Transparent Language resource the library just added. You can set up an account and start your learning adventure!

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Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias and subject handbooks, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

Ancestry Plus

This great resource has many genealogy sources including census data, immigration, military records and more. Ancestry Plus is only available on the computers in the library. Stop in and use this outstanding resources soon.

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The library is happy to offer a database designed for all job seekers including specific resources to aid military veterans. Brainfuse has a wide variety of resources designed to assist in job searches including resume help and access to many job sites. Visit Brainfuse for more information!