Current Service Update

By state mandate, face masks are required for everyone in the Library ages two and older, regardless of vaccination status.

We are open: Mon–Fri: 9am–9pm, Sat: 9am–5pm; Sun: 1pm–5pm

Click here for more information on all of our currently available services.

Click here for Plum Pickup Service.

Online Resources

Limit by Subject
Audience
A to Z World Food

With thousands of international recipes, fascinating culture, and other ingredient articles and essential culinary resources, A to Z World Food brings international cuisine to you, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba! 

Visit Website
American Ancestors logo

In-library use only.

A New England Historic Genealogical Society’s award-winning website, this is the online repository for 1 billion + searchable names from America and beyond.

View Internal Resource
Ancestry.com logo

*Home access temporarily available. The world’s largest online family history resource offering instant access to hundreds of years of history in millions of documents and photos from all over the world.

View Details Visit Website
ArticleFirst logo

The ArticleFirst database describes the items listed on the table of contents pages of individual issues of over 12,000 journals, describing one article, news story, letter, or other item from a journal.

Visit Website
Auto Repair Source

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source offers step-by-step repairs, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins, and recall notices for all auto makes and models.

View Details Visit Website
Axis360 logo

Use your Helen Plum Library card to borrow eBooks and audiobooks anytime, anywhere. Download materials from the app, website, or directly from our catalog.

Enjoy audiobooks and eBooks from Helen Plum Library with a single tap!

View Details Visit Website
Britannica ImageQuest logo

Britannica ImageQuest provides the best and broadest collection of curriculum-relevant imagery for inside the classroom. Images are rights-cleared for educational, non-commercial use.

Visit Website
Image for Britannica Library
Britannica Library is a safe, up-to-date and age-appropriate information resource for children, young adults, and adults with learning resources that support student research.
Visit Website
Image for CLCD
Reliable one search access to important and relevant information about Pre K-12 media for all types, including reviews from respected publications for those professionals who work with Pre K-12.
Visit Website
Consumer Reports Logo

Consumer reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.

View Details Visit Website
CreativeBug logo

Arts, crafts, and DIY video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists, including sewing and quilting, paper crafts, jewelry making, holidays, and event crafts with kid-friendly activities.

View Details Visit Website
CultureGrams logo

CultureGrams goes beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider’s perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people.

Visit Website
ERIC logo

Educational research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Services (IES), providing access to bibliographic records of journal and non-journal literature.

Visit Website
General OneFile logo

General OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics with more than 8,000 titles and millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text.

Visit Website
GPO logo

The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document, when available.

View Details Visit Website
GVRL logo

From “how-to” to health and homework help, eBooks on GVRL from Gale and their premier publishing partners serve the research needs of our community.

View Details Visit Website
HeritageQuest logo

An essential collection of sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s, that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Visit Website
Hoopla logo

Instantly borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your devices immediately or download content to view offline! No holds, no waiting.

View Details Visit Website
Just For Kids logo

Kid-friendly streaming video service with unlimited access to educational videos, songs, and games. Featuring characters from Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and more!

Visit Website
KnowledgeCity logo

Over 13,000 videos on topics ranging from team-building and leadership to workplace safety and compliance. With your library card, you’ll have access to courses on Microsoft, Adobe, Accounting, and more!

Visit Website
Legal Forms IL logo

Browse through our archive of Illinois legal forms; PDFs that includes estate forms, real estate, family, financial, divorce, custody, and a large number of other court forms.

Visit Website
Libby logo

The one-tap reading app to access our OverDrive collection, use the Libby app to check out audiobooks, eBooks, and magazines from Helen Plum Library on your phone or tablet.

View Details Visit Website
Medline logo

Medline is the U.S. National Library of Medicine premier bibliographic database that contains more than 22 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.

Visit Website
Morningstar logo

Real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds.

 

View Details Visit Website
Mundo logo

Search through the Hispanic world newspaper and the thousands of Mundo Hispánico articles, reports, and videos, along with many other resources in either Spanish or English.

 

Visit Website
OCLC OAlster logo

OAlster is a database of records that uses WorldCat.org search results along with records from libraries around the world. OAlster constantly expands with the additions of new libraries.

 

Visit Website
OverDrive logo

Use your Helen Plum Library card to borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines for all ages anytime, anywhere. Download materials from the app, website, or directly from our catalog.

View Details Visit Website
Popup Picks logo

Get unlimited access to curations of the best eBooks and other digital media from around the world and around the corner. Enjoy 24/7 mobile or desktop access to all materials.

 

Visit Website
Pressreader logo

All-you-can-read digital newsstand with thousands of the world’s most popular newspapers and magazines. With over 3,000 global newspapers and 4,000 magazines, PressReader connects Helen Plum Library cardholders to the world.

View Details Visit Website
Record Information Services logo

Record Information Services, Inc’s mission is to help companies and individual, professionals grow their businesses through the use of the most current and accurate public record marketing lead lists available.

 

Visit Website
TeenBookCloud logo

An online collection of eBooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audiobooks for middle-schoolers and teens! All books are available with unlimited access on any device. 

View Details Visit Website
TrueFlix logo

TrueFlix helps students in grades 3 and up improve literacy skills, build content-area knowledge, and cultivate the critical skills necessary for academic success.

 

Visit Website
Tutor.com logo

Offers one-to-one learning solutions for students and professionals including homework help, tutoring, professional development, training, and citizenship help.

View Details Visit Website
WeissRatings logo

Independent, unbiased financial strength ratings of banks, credit unions, and insurance companies and conservative buy-hold-sell ratings on thousands of stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs.

View Details Visit Website
World Book Online logo

Everything you’d expect from the World Book encyclopedia only better! Great activities for science projects, social studies resources, and more.

 

Visit Website