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  • A to Z Databases

    A to Z databases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 240 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more! This service provided by MeL.

  • Academic Search Complete

    Designed for academic institutions, this database is a leading resource for scholarly research. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books and more. 

  • Affordable Health Care Act

    The Affordable Health Care Act became effective on October 1, 2013. Use this link to find out more about enrollment, benefits, and plans. 

  • AfterCollege.com

    A resource to help you explore jobs & internships based on your field of study, & discover opportunities that match your personal interests. 

  • Agricola

    Containing bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library, AGRICOLA provides millions of citations relating to the field of agriculture. Citations are comprised of journal articles, book chapters, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials and technical reports to support agricultural research.

  • Alt HealthWatch

    Alt Healthwatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies. 

  • American Ancestors  

    American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America’s founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, We are the nation’s leading comprehensive resource for family history research and the largest Society of its kind in the world.

  • American Obituaries

    With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.

  • America’s Job Bank

    Find your state job bank to post your resume and register your job search.

  • America’s News

    America’s News provides access to information on people, issues, and events in the local area and around the country. This comprehensive resource offers hundreds of millions of current and archived full-text articles from news sources nationwide in a single, fully searchable online database. This service paid for by Lyon Township Public Library.

  • Ancestry Library  

    Now available from home due to COVID – 19 shutdown!
    ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com to create Ancestry® Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today.  It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world!  This collection, with thousands of databases and billions of indexed names, is essential to having a broad genealogy collection, and its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest® Online.  Access to this database is available on-site at the library.

  • Annie’s Heirloom Seeds

    • Only the Best Varieties – we test everything to make sure that everything we have is GREAT!
    • We germination Test our Seeds to ensure that you seeds will sprout and thrive.
    • Only Heirlooms – so you know they will be dependable and reliable and taste great!
  • ASE

    The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence site. Find ASE certified professionals in your area, learn how to become ASE certified, and access ASE practice tests.

  • AudioBookCloud

    AudioBookCloud is an online library collection of streaming
    audiobooks.

  • Auto Repair Source

    Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

  • Autobytel

    Informative site for prospective car buyers, including pricing, reviews and financing options.

  • Autolist 

    Browse for cars, see car values, find car rankings and more. 

  • Awful Library Books

    A humorous look at some of the worst library books still in circulation. 


  • Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

    Baker Creek carries one of the largest selections of seeds from the 19th century, including many Asian and European varieties.

  • BookFlix

    BookFlix® is a digital literacy resource that pairs more than 120 animated stories from Weston Woods with a best-selling nonfiction eBook from Scholastic on a similar subject. The fiction and nonfiction pairings are designed to strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real world concepts.

  • Britannica Fundamentals

    Pre K – 2nd grade. Play and read to learn letters, numbers, shapes, and more.

  • Brittanica Elementary

    For Grades 3-4. Find information on countries, animals, and people. Watch and learn with videos, games, and activities.

  • Brittanica School-Middle

    Grades 5-7. Find maps, photos, articles, and famous people and places. Compare countries and tour the U.S.A. For homework help and your curiosity.


  • CareerBuilder.com

    Over the past 20+ years, CareerBuilder has helped millions of people find jobs and has equipped hundreds of thousands of employers with the talent they need.

  • Chapman Academy

    28117 Milford Rd. New Hudson, MI 48165 248-486-0492 

  • Common Core

    Learn about the Common Core standards and why they are important for your child. 

  • Consumer Health Complete

    Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine. 

  • Consumer Reports

    Get instant, unlimited access to unbiased ratings and recommendations of products and services!

  • CoolWorks

    Find a seasonal job or career in some of the most exciting places. 

  • CreativeBug

    Creativebug offers over 1000 video classes in drawing, painting, sketchbooking, sewing, quilting, knitting, jewelry making, and much more. Taught by the world’s top artists, designers and crafters, Creativebug instructors not only teach, they inspire. With hundreds of delectable quick classes and in-depth workshops, Creativebug is the perfect creative companion for those who like to mix imagination and straightforward DIY instruction.

  • Cross of Christ Preschool

    24155 Griswold Rd. South Lyon, MI 48178 248-437-0871


  • Detroit Catholic Central High School 

    27225 Wixom Rd. Novi, MI 48374 248-596-3810 


  • eBook Academic Collection

    Browse and select academic e-book collections for academic libraries, containing high-quality titles from a broad range of subject and topic areas—ensuring that you’ll find the right academic e-book collection for any departmental need.

  • eBook Business Collection

    The Book Business Collection (EBSCO) contains more than 14,500 e-books covering all disciplines of business, including leadership and management, marketing, project management, business communication, finance and accounting, human resources, sales and selling, mergers and acquisitions, green business, strategic planning and more. This service provided by MeL.

  • eBook Collection

    EBSCO offers more than one million high-quality e-book titles and 100,000 audiobooks from more than 1,500 major
    academic publishers and University Presses from around the world.

  • eBook K-8 Collection

    The eBook K-8 Collection contains more than 13,000 titles chosen to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools, and content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states). The collection also features a selection of teacher resources to support educators and administrators. 


  • EBSCO eBook High School Collection

    Content that includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents, and general reference materials. 

  • Enciclopedia Estudantil Hallazgos

    Spanish-language, reference work designed with younger readers in mind. 

  • Entrepreneurial Studies Source

    Entrepreneurial Studies Source is an essential database for business students and researchers, providing the latest insights on entrepreneurship and small business topics. It offers full-text business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies and company profiles.

  • Environment Complete 

    This leading full-text database offers extensive coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study. Offering full text and indexing for journals, books and monographs, it is an invaluable resource for students and scholars across all environmental disciplines.

  • EPA/DOE Fuel Economy Guide

    Fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1984, with side-by-side vehicle comparisons and fuel-saving tips.

  • ERIC: Education Resources Information Center

    ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds.

  • Explora for Educators 

    Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality. 

  • Explora for High Schools

    Support the high school curriculum and students’ information literacy skills with high-quality content from popular and educational sources including full-text databases, e-books and digital magazines. 

  • Explora for Middle Schools

    Support the middle school curriculum and students’ information literacy skills with high-quality content from popular and educational sources including full-text databases, e-books and digital magazines. 

  • Explora for Primary Schools

    Children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedia entries, ebooks, and images. Students can learn about animals, musicians, fitness, space exploration, and much more.

  • Explorers Homeschool Association

    Explorers is a group comprised of Christian families from many traditions, offering a strong slate of academic and enrichment classes for all age groups.


  • Federal Free File

    Access and learn how to use the free Federal E-File tax system. 

  • Federal Tax Forms by Number

    Access the complete database of Federal Tax Forms.

  • Find My Past  

    Finding your British Isles ancestors can be difficult. With Findmypast, you get the complete British and Irish family history experience, to connect you with your ancestors and bring your story to life.

  • Fold3

    The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world.

    This database provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.  This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.
    With content from the Revolutionary War onward, Fold3 Library Edition is an invaluable research resource for historians, genealogists, researchers, military enthusiasts, veterans and their families, teachers, and battle reenactors.
  • Fuel Economy Guide (Edit) 

    The U.S. Department of Energy guide for fuel economy information.


  • Gale Business Demographics Now

    Business and residential tool providing access to demographic data. Drill down to the city or even neighborhood level. Identify markets and audiences in your community. Ideal for supporting small business and local economic development activities. Strong tool for businesses and non-profits alike.

  • Great Lakes Staples Seeds (MI)

    Strengthening varietal resilience to meet the challenges of shifting environmental conditions through the cultivation of robust varieties and the selecting of seed from thriving plants. 

  • Green Careers Guide

    Green Careers Guide provides thousands of guided articles to help you research, learn, apply, interview, and land a green job. 


  • Hcareers.com

    Search for careers in the Hospitality industry.

  • Highway Safety

    The site for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), covering risk factors, recalls, and general safety information 

  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

    Subject areas include arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft.

  • Holy Spirit Catholic School

    9565 Musch Rd. Brighton, MI 48116 810-231-9199 

  • Homeschoolers of Ann Arbor 

    An inclusive, secular homeschooling group that meets weekly in Ann Arbor.

  • Hoopla

    Web and mobile library media streaming platform for audio books, comics, e-books, movies, music, and TV.

  • Hudson Valley Seed Company 

    Your source for heirloom and open-pollinated garden seeds and beautiful garden-themed contemporary art. 

  • Indeed.com

    Search job sites, newspapers, associations and company career pages. 

  • IRS Get Ready

    Learn what steps you can take now to prepare for filing your tax return. 


  • Kanopy

    Kanopy Watch over 30000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films. On Desktop, Mobile and Roku for Students, Professors & Library Patrons.

    The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at Lyon Township Public Library.  Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.  Users may checkout 5 titles per month.
  • Kelly Blue Book

    Car values, expert reviews and advice to help you make an informed decision when purchasing a car.


  • Learn How to Become

    Learn How To Become packs a huge amount of research in a single page on many career or educational topics. There are some basic job advice pages like their get-hired toolkit, and many guides that explain the educational paths to get credentials or experience

  • Learning Express Library

    Discover this portal of instantly scored licensing, certification, and aptitude practice tests, online career preparation, skill-building and vital information for a wide variety of occupations.

  • Libby by OverDrive

    Borrow and read free ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from your library using your phone or tablet.

  • Literary Reference Center

    Includes over 14,000 short stories and 54,000+ poems. Covers information on thousands of authors and their works. Topics include: plot summaries, literary criticism, book reviews, novels, and author interviews.


  • Mango Languages

    Mango languages is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.
    Mango offers access to 70 foreign language courses and 21 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®.  You will be asked to enter your library card number to create an account.
  • Michigan Advantage

    The complete guide for operating a business in the state of Michigan, provided by Michigan.gov.

  • Michigan Authors & Illustrators

    Use the database to find out about Michigan authors! You can look for non-fiction, poetry, mysteries, romance, children’s books, and much more.

  • Michigan Common Core Information 

    The Michigan Department of Education answers frequently asked questions regarding Michigan’s adoption of the Common Core standards.

  • Michigan eLibrary

    Explore all the resources available through the Library of Michigan.

  • Michigan Labor Market 

    A one-stop source for reliable information on recent employment trends, wages, detailed industries, and jobs in demand. It also is a great source of economic information on Michigan regions and counties.

  • Michigan Talent Connect 

    A collaborative effort of the State of Michigan’s Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) – is your launch pad for new jobs, careers and talent. It is an online marketplace connecting Michigan’s job seek

  • MLive Jobs

    Search for the latest Michigan employment & work opportunities. 

  • Monster.com

    Browse jobs by Company, Location or Categories & Industries. 

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center

    Morningstar is a comprehensive tool that features financial information, reliable portfolio analysis, information about investment options, and up-to-date financial news and commentary.   

    Please note:  this service allows one user at a time.  Please log out when finished to allow the next customer to access Morningstar.  If the service is being used, please try again later.

    For remote users please choose:
    Library: lyon township
    Card #: 29093

  • My Heritage – Library Edition

    Dive into our huge international records database – just search a name to learn more about your ancestors. With exclusive content and accurate results we’ll help you uncover more than you ever imagined.


  • NADA Guides

    Pricing, specifications, reviews, pictures and more for new and used vehicles. 

  • New York Times Book Reviews

    The New York Times Sunday book review site.

  • Newbery Medal Winners

    List of current and past winners of the Newbery Medal, awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished American literature for children.

  • NoveList K-8 Plus 

    NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. 


  • O*NET OnLine

    Your tool for career exploration and job analysis. O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

  • Old House Gardens (bulbs & tubers) (MI)

    America’s expert source for heirloom flower bulbs.

  • OverDrive

    eBooks and audiobooks are available to be  “checked out” for 7, 14 or 21 days from the Download Destination website, anytime and anywhere you have internet access!  Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and will be deleted from your device.  You will never have late fees!


  • PebbleGo

    Grades PreK-3. Animals (including dinosaurs) and social studies sections of this early literacy and learning tool. Easy-to-navigate visual interface for emerging readers.

  • Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

    Hundreds of thousands of poems, as well as short stories, biographies, and essays. Topics include the poetic forms, movements, and techniques.

  • Prairie Moon Nursery

    Prairie Moon Nursery can trace its three decades of vigorous growth back to seeds sown by idealists and activists working for ecological and social renewal.


  • Rb Digital

    RB Digital Magazines, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps.

  • Reading Rockets Common Core information

    Learn how the Common Core Standards will shift English Language Arts teaching and learning, and discover links to classroom and professional development resources. 

  • Red Apple Preschool 

     28117 Milford Rd. New Hudson, MI 48165 248-486-0492 

  • Reference Solutions

    We are happy to now provide LTPL customers with access to Reference Solutions!

    Library card holders may now use Reference Solutions, a powerful online research tool providing instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth and easy to navigate information on 17 million U.S. and Canadian businesses, 210 million U.S. residents, and 12 million Canadian households. LTPL has subscribed to this service so that all library card holders can access Reference Solutions.
  • Riley Guide

    Founded in 1994 by a university librarian, Margaret F. Dikel (formerly Margaret Riley), The Riley Guide is the Web’s premier directory of job, career, and education information sources available online. 


  • School Center from Learning Express Library

    Grades 4 through 12. Skills improvement in math, writing and grammar, reading comprehension, social studies, and vocabulary and spelling through tests, eBooks, and tutorials. U.S. Constitution study and review, advanced math, and logic available for high school students. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well in school.

  • Sherck Seeds

    Providing a regionalized source of open-pollinated seed, for staple crops like rice, wheat, barley, dry beans, and many others. 

  • Small House Farm

    All of our products are hand made in small batches, seasonal and all natural, from our homestead to you.

  • SnagAJob.com 

    A resource to help hourly workers find jobs they love–and help hourly employers find the best people for their jobs. 

  • South Lyon Co-Op Preschool 

    640 South Lafayette St. South Lyon, MI 48178 248-437-4270 

  • South Lyon Community Schools

    Access this site for complete information on the South Lyon school district and district schools.

  • St. Catherine of Sienna Academy 

    28200 Napier Rd. Wixom, MI 48393 248-946-4848 

  • St. Patrick Catholic School 

    1001 Orndorf Drive Brighton, MI 48116 810-229-7946 

  • State of Michigan Tax Forms

    Access all State of Michigan tax forms and instructions here. 

  • Stop, You’re Killing Me

    A resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books.


  • TeenBookCloud

    TeenBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for your middle school, high school, or public library. We offer a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to fantastic content.

  • The Detroit News

    Search people, places, organizations, events, historical topics and more from the Ann Arbor News and The Detroit News. This authoritative source for Michigan information includes birth, marriage and death notices. Content is currently available from 1845-1922 and 1999-current. We eventually hope to provide continuous coverage from 1845-current.

  • The Learning Tree

    22820 Valerie St. South Lyon, MI 48178 248-446-8791

  • TLN Databases

    Online catalogues and databases funded by the Library of Michigan and the federal LSTA program.

  • Tumble Books

    Our Library has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, and your family can access it from home! It’s unlimited, and it’s FREE for you to use from home!
    TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children. They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading!
    There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles!
    You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone! All you need is an internet connection. There are no downloads: books are streamed right to your device at the click of a button.  Use the link below or download the app to your device. You will be asked to enter your library card number to create an account.
  • TumbleMath

    TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration.

    TumbleMath has the most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere- all in our world famous TumbleBook format which combines animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages.

    The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.


  • Universal Class

    Over 500 online continuing education courses are now available with your LTPL library card!

    • Video-based courses for patrons interested in professional or personal growth
    • Learning on your own time, at your own pace
    • Wide range of subjects, from personal finance to Yoga
    • Expert instructors giving continual feedback
  • Uprising Seeds

    Uprising Seeds is a small family run organic seed farm and the culmination of years of fresh market farming, variety trialing, seed production and breeding work, and most importantly, a decades-long love affair with food and its power to bring people together

  • USA Jobs

    USAJOBS is the U.S. Government’s official system/program for Federal jobs and employment information.

  • USjobs

    Job search resource provided by the National Labor Exchange. 


  • What Should I Read Next?

    Enter a book you like and the site will analyse our database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.

  • World Book Early Learning

    Grades PreK-3. Follow Trek and Taffy the cat around the world. Share their love of colors, numbers, and other fun things. Come inside for stories and pictures.

  • World Book Kids

    Simple navigation, easy to read articles, multi-media, and a wealth of engaging games, interactive tools and activities.