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Welcome to the digital resources library of the Lyon Township Library. Unless indicated as “In Library Use Only,” these resources are available from any internet connection. Want to browse our resources by alphabetical order? Checkout our A-Z Resources page

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  • Requires a Library Card
  • In-Library Use Only
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  • Provided by Michigan eLibrary
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.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

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

Hoopla

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

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. 

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.

Fuel Economy Guide (Edit) 

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

Highway Safety

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

Kelly Blue Book

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

NADA Guides

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

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.

Consumer Reports

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

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.

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.

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.

Michigan Advantage

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

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

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.
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.

Job & Career Accelerator

Find a career match, explore occupations, search for jobs & internships, and more.

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.

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
AudioBookCloud

AudioBookCloud is an online library collection of streaming
audiobooks.

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.

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.

Hoopla

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

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.
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. 

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!  Magazines are available with unlimited access.

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.

Scholastic Teachables  

Mini-books, Worksheets, Printable Packs & Lessons That Make Learning Engaging & Fun. Teacher-Approved A+ Teaching Materials for Grades Pre-K to 6. Grades Pre-K To 6. Created By Teachers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

TLN Databases

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

World Book Kids

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

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.

AudioBookCloud

AudioBookCloud is an online library collection of streaming
audiobooks.

Scholastic Teachables  

Mini-books, Worksheets, Printable Packs & Lessons That Make Learning Engaging & Fun. Teacher-Approved A+ Teaching Materials for Grades Pre-K to 6. Grades Pre-K To 6. Created By Teachers.

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.

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.

World Book Kids

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

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. 

AudioBookCloud

AudioBookCloud is an online library collection of streaming
audiobooks.

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.

EBSCO eBook High School Collection

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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. 

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.
Scholastic Teachables  

Mini-books, Worksheets, Printable Packs & Lessons That Make Learning Engaging & Fun. Teacher-Approved A+ Teaching Materials for Grades Pre-K to 6. Grades Pre-K To 6. Created By Teachers.

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.

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.

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
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.

AudioBookCloud

AudioBookCloud is an online library collection of streaming
audiobooks.

Hoopla

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

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.
Libby by OverDrive

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

Rb Digital  

RB Digital Magazines, is now located in OverDrive/Libby.  Enjoy the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps.

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.

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
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

Enciclopedia Estudantil Hallazgos

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

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.
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 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.

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.
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.

Newspaper Archive  

Explore billions of newspaper articles from all over the world.

Find births, deaths, news and more! Powerful search tools to help you find exactly who or what you are looking for.
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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

Newspaper Archive  

Explore billions of newspaper articles from all over the world.

Find births, deaths, news and more! Powerful search tools to help you find exactly who or what you are looking for.
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.

World Book Kids

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

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. 

AudioBookCloud

AudioBookCloud is an online library collection of streaming
audiobooks.

Awful Library Books

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

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.

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. 

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. 

Hoopla

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

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.

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 eLibrary

Explore all the resources available through the Library of Michigan.

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. 

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!  Magazines are available with unlimited access.

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.

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.

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.
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.

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 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.

Newspaper Archive  

Explore billions of newspaper articles from all over the world.

Find births, deaths, news and more! Powerful search tools to help you find exactly who or what you are looking for.
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.

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.

IRS Get Ready

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

State of Michigan Tax Forms

Access all State of Michigan tax forms and instructions here. 

AudioBookCloud

AudioBookCloud is an online library collection of streaming
audiobooks.

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.

EBSCO eBook High School Collection

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

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. 

Hoopla

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

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.

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.
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!  Magazines are available with unlimited access.

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.

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.

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