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Learn About the Digital Resources Available from PWPL

What's an App?  App is short for application.  Apps are tools that you can use on your computer or handheld device to search for information, read a book or learn something new, like a language--the same things people have done in physical libraries for generations.

All apps should work in your computer or device's browser.  Some may require an additional free download from the app store for optimal use on a particular device.

Click on any of the following application buttons to access the services they offer. Contact a reference librarian at 906/226-4312 or 906/226/4311 or by email at to learn more.


Kanopy : an on-demand film streaming service, available to Peter White Public Library cardholders.
Mango Languages: 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, 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. View a video to familiarize yourself with MeL Michigana.
  • MeL Gateways include specialized resources such as those in health, business and areas for kids and teens.
Enjoy complimentary access to the New York courtesy of Peter White Public Library and the Program for Public Libraries.  When logged into one of our computers or accessing our wifi with your own device, go to
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, and stream videos directly to your smartphone or tablet.  Our collection of Overdrive accessible titles is called Great Lakes Digital Libraries.  Free iOS app in the iTunes App Store, free Android app in Google Play
Libby is the new app in town, introduced by Overdrive in the summer of 2017.  Libby works like the old Overdrive app, 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.
RBdigital: The world's largest newsstand of downloadable magazines (formerly Zinio).
World Book Web World Book Online: Engaging, verified and trustworthy digital resources for grades pre-K through high school.

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

PWPL offers curbside pickup, Mon-Thurs 10am-6pm and Fri-Sat 10am-5pm. For more information, click here.
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