Consumer Reports

Our Library has a subscription to Consumer Reports Online that you can use to get instant, unlimited access to exclusive unbiased Ratings and recommendations of products and services! Anytime you need it, you can find out the best and worst of thousands of products in hundreds of categories. From appliances to vacuums, cars to digital cameras, get expert reviews and reliability ratings on the products you need.  Access  is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

You will be asked to enter your library card number to create an account.

RB Digital

 

RBdigital Magazines, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library’s collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.

  • Online reading: Instantly read all current and backlist magazines on desktop and mobile browsers.
  • Mobile apps: Download and read magazines on 95% of today’s mobile devices, including iOS (Apple®), Android™, and Kindle Fire™/HD/HDX.
  • Backlist: Grow your collection and build a digital backlist for anytime checkout and reading.
  • Easy browsing and checkout: Browse your library’s collection by newest issue, keyword search, genre and language to find your favorites and to discover new reading interests.
  • Two ways to read: Check out magazines and read them instantly on your desktop or mobile browser — or check out and download magazines through mobile apps.
  • Helpful notifications: Sign up for weekly email reminders about your favorite magazines.
  • No limit and permanent checkout: Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.

Access RB Digital here

Tumblebooks

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.

Mango Languages

Mango 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.

MeL (Michigan e Library)

Administered by the Library of Michigan in partnership with Michigan’s libraries of all types, the Michigan eLibrary (http://mel.org) will provide all Michigan residents with free access to online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information at any time via the Internet; and provide an easy-to-use interlibrary loan system to allow Michigan residents to borrow books and other library materials for free from participating Michigan libraries.

  • MeL Databases allow you instant access to full-text articles from tens of thousands of magazines and newspapers. Databases are available for kids, adults, and on specialized topics such as car repair and practice tests.
  • MeLCat allows you to order books, audio books, music, movies and other materials and have them delivered to your participating library. View a video to familiarize yourself with MeLCat.
  • MeL Michigana contains photographs, diaries, oral histories, local records and historical Michigan data. View a video to familiarize yourself with MeL Michigana.
  • MeL Portals include specialized resources such as those in health, business and areas for kids and teens.

We are happy to now provide LTPL customers with access to ReferenceUSA!

Library card holders may now use Reference USA, 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 USA at this link:  referenceusa.com

We are very happy to share some great news to the patrons of Lyon Township Public Library!  Because of 2 very generous donations to our genealogy department – we are able to purchase the Fold3 database for the next year.
 
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.
Only Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry combines official military records with deep first-person content, including bios, photos, letters and more. More than 470 million searchable records span
hundreds of years. Coverage includes:
• Revolutionary War
• Civil War
• War of 1812
• Mexican American and Early Indian Wars
• World Wars I and II
• Korean and Vietnam Conflicts
• Recent Wars
• International Records 
 
Fold3 Library Edition also encompasses the following special collections:
• African American Archives
• American Revolution Archives
• Native American Archives
• FBI Case File Archives
• World War II Archives
• Holocaust Archives
 
This database is available on all of our computers in the library and is also accessible from home if you have a valid Lyon Township Public Library card.  To access Fold 3 click this link or the Fold 3 image above.

 

In House Databases

 

Several databases are accessible from the library, using library public access computers.  The following databases are available for use at the library: