Genealogy Research Available in the Library
The library provides access to Ancestry® Library Edition, which is distributed by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com. You can search billions of records in census data, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. These documents detail the lives of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and other regions as far back as 1300. You can view the full image of these documents free of charge from any library computer or print them for 10 cents a page. Discover who you are at your library!
You can also use My Heritage in the library or from home using your Nebraska driver's license or a password provided by the library.
AtoZ World Food is a food, culture, and traditional recipes database covering 174 countries. It includes food culture articles, recipes, ingredient articles, food glossaries, and lots of pictures.
Driving-Tests.org provides free online Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) practice tests for your driver's license including 10 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 1 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice test, 2 online driver’s manuals (car and motorcycle), and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions. The site allows users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.
Fantastic Fiction provides lists of all of an author's works and groups them by series.
Juvenile Series and Sequels is maintained by Mid-Continent Public Library in Missouri.
Khan Academy is a source of math, science, computer programming, history, art, economics, and more free online classes. Prepare for SAT, MCAT, GMAT, NCLEX-RN, and other standard tests.
Mitchell 1's ProDemand provides procedures, wiring diagrams, and specifications for repairing cars, trucks, and large equipment. Access this information from any library computer with a password provided by library staff.
NebraskAccess offers free 24/7 access to websites selected by librarians, full-text government publications, and Nebraska historical resources. Nebraska residents are also provided with free online access to thousands of full-text magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, biographical and business information, genealogical resources, and more.
Nebraska Newspapers lets you browse old Plattsmouth and other select Nebraska newspapers online.
NoveList Plus is a complete readers' advisory resource for fiction and non-fiction titles.
Online College Database is a directory of U.S. colleges, universities, community colleges, and online colleges listing the number of students, average tuition, and other details.
ProCitizen is a citizenship prep course with 100 instructional videos.
Pronunciator is a language-learning service which uses real-life situations and actual conversations with native speakers to more effectively teach a new language. Log in with your library card number and Pronunciator will keep track of your progress in learning any of the 80 languages and 50 English-as-a-Second-Language courses! Learn in the comfort of your home or use an app on your mobile phone or tablet. ProTour features virtual city tours for those planning a trip and can be found after you select a language.
RBdigital is a collection of e-books and audiobooks that is free to library patrons. Enter your patron barcode with PP, a space, and your five-digit number.
WorldCat provides details on items owned by libraries worldwide.
Zinio provides access to hundreds of magazines you can read online. Free to library patrons. Enter your patron barcode with PP, a space, and your five-digit number.
Free E-Books and Online Audiobooks
Audiobooks.org - free audiobooks
LibriVox - free audiobooks
Ted E. Bear Hollow provided the library with grief kits for children and teens. They also offer grief services in the form of workshops and camps.