Plumas County Library

Plumas County Library Programs
Check out our free e-books and audiobooks, digital magazines, chance to get books delivered right to your door, stream movies at home, and more! Just click below on the program you're interested in: 

Zip Book logoZip Book Request & Rules Form (PDF)

Can't find a book (print or audio) in our catalog? If your library account is in good standing, fill out the request form for the item you wish to see and bring it to one of our branches. The item will be shipped directly to you, and then you can return it to the branch you ordered it from after you've finished reading it so we can add it to our catalog for other patrons to borrow.

Please read the rules for the program before ordering your Zip Book - as we restart the program in Oct 2018, changes have been made to better fit the grant requirements. [As of March 2019, the rules have been revised slightly again.] Items that can't be ordered through the program can be requested using the yellow request slips available at the front desk, though no request is guaranteed.
 *Note: Must have a library card to use*

zinio_service.bmp Opens in new windowZinio Access Digital Magazines through our library anytime, anywhere; availability on PC's, Mac's, and mobile devices.

*Note: Must have a library card to use*

Overdrive.gif Opens in new windowOverdrive Download e-books and audiobooks onto your laptop or portable device.

*Note: Must have a library card to use*

kanopy logoKanopy
Featuring a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries, Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform you can now access through the library. Just create an account (you will need an email) and add your library card, and you will be able to watch up to three films a month for free.

*Note: Must have a library card to use*

The New York TimesNew York Times - Digital Access
Free access to the New York Times, from 1851 to right now. The link above provides access while you are at any of the library branches and stations. If you are somewhere else, you can still access the site with your library card! Just go to, log in, and a link will appear on the left hand side.

If you need help accessing it from home, please see this instruction sheet (PDF) or ask the front desk.

Gale A Cengage Company logoArchives Unbound
Offers topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages to twentieth-century political history.

*Note: Must have a library card to use*

Encyclopedia BritannicaEncyclopedia Britannica
A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to CA Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Click on the link and it offers you versions aimed at Elementary School kids (also available in Spanish), Middle School kids (also available in Spanish), and High School kids.

*Note: Access is only available at Library locations* logo

A website dedicated to enriching every student's reading experience, and offers books guides, meet-the-author movies, vocabulary lists, help to build your own booklists, and so much more.

*Note: Access is only available at Library locations* 

Braille and Talking Book Library logoCalifornia's Library Services for People with Print Disabilities, in association with the Library of Congress, provides free Braille and audio books, magazines and playback equipment to all eligible Californians unable to read standard print. Follow the link to find your local braille and talking book library and sign up for free library service. Opens in new windowGCF Learning
Offers individual training in essential skills, from using Microsoft Office to emails to basic math. There are over 180 topics with more than 2000 lessons, all completely free.
The Public Library Association's new site,, is an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant-funded project to create an online hub for digital literacy support and training. Included in is a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy, including "Getting Started On The Computer", "Navigating a Website", "Intro to E-Mail", "Intro to Facebook", "Intro to Skype", and much more! 

Plumas County Library is a member of the North State Cooperative Library System and NorthNet