Downloadable Digital Content
The Lyon Township Public Library is happy to provide downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, movies and more to your tablet, smartphone and eReader!
For these services you must have a valid Lyon Township Public Library card and know your PIN.
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!
For device specific instructions, more information, and Overdrive Help,click here.
hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.
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.
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
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 http://www.lyonlibrary.kanopy.com. 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 films per month.
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.
Click here to access Morningstar
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.
Administered by the Library of Michigan in partnership with Michigan’s libraries of all types, the Michigan eLibrary (https://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!
The following genealogy resources can be accessed from anywhere , using your valid LTPL library card number:
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.
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.
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.
The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Extensive editorial review of all newspaper sections ensures thorough selection of obituaries for easy access. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc. Click the links to access Newsbank.