Learn About the Digital Resources Available from PWPL

Contact a reference librarian at 906-226-4312 or 906-226-4311 or by email at refdesk@pwpl.info to learn more.

hoopla: An on-demand platform of over 950,000 titles including audiobooks, eBooks, comics, music, movies, and TV shows. Content can be streamed using the hoopla app on your computer, television, or mobile device.
Kanopy: An on-demand film streaming service, available to Peter White Public Library cardholders. This app features over 30,000 films with a focus on thoughtful content. Download the app and use your email and library card to get started.
LIFE Magazine eArchive: The LIFE eArchive is a searchable database featuring an extensive collection of the magazine, from its very first issue in November 1936 through December 2000.
Image Magill’s Literary Annuals: Resource for students of literature and readers interested in learning more about a particular work or author.
Mango Languages: Mango provides a learning platform for 71 languages and cultures. Create your own free account to track your progress or log-in as a guest to explore the possibilities.

MeL: The Michigan eLibrary is a 24/7 online library for Michigan residents.

  • 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, audiobooks, 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.
  • MeL Gateways include specialized resources such as those in health, business, and areas for kids and teens.
Merck Manuals and Merck Veterinary Manual: One of the world’s most widely used medical and veterinary information sources. Available in print and online.
Mining Journal Digital Archive :  This digital collection includes portions of the Marquette Mining Journal (currently 1868-1885 and 1916-1924)
NYT: Enjoy complimentary access to the New York Times.com courtesy of Peter White Public Library and the NYTimes.com Program for Public Libraries. When logged into one of our computers or accessing our wifi with your own device, go to  NYTimes.com/register. When not in the library, use the offsite link. (Due to copyright issues, NYT articles published between 1923-1980 are not available using this program.)
Novelist Plus: provides a database to help search for what you want to read next. Now part of the MeL database suite, enjoy even more features.
Download Audio and E-books with a library card and the overdrive ap
Overdrive: Check out ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and stream videos directly to your smartphone or tablet.  Our collection of Overdrive accessible titles is called Great Lakes Digital Libraries.  This app is free from the iOS app in the iTunes App Store and is also free as an Android app in Google Play.Libby is the newer version of the Overdrive app. Libby works like Overdrive, but provides a more streamlined experience for the user who downloads library materials from the Great Lakes Digital Library.  You can install Libby from Google Play or the Apple App Store.
You can learn more about using Libby to access our digital collection by watching a locally produced, 5-minute instructional video.
Sanborn Maps: Sanborn Maps provides digital access to 1793 large-scale maps of 339 Michigan towns and cities including Lansing, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Traverse City, and nine maps of the City of Marquette as it grew between 1884 and 1946.
Image Value Line: This platform offers access to content found in the Investment Survey + 1,700, Small & Mid Cap stocks.
Weiss Financial Ratings: This website gives you powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances.

For more library research tools, check out our Reference Department page.