Access to Materials

Access Information and Materials from Home
As always, PDL cardholders may download or stream books, movies, magazines and music directly to any computer or to most of the following devices: Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, FireTV, iOS, Roku. To determine if you’re eligible for a Petoskey District Library card click here. Ready to register? Fill out this form!  

Attention! Beginning January 2022, Ancestry Library Edition will no longer be available remotely (from home). ProQuest had graciously allowed temporary remote access for nearly 2 years, due to the closing of so many libraries in wake of Covid-19. Once the new year begins, it will only be available within the physical library. For those of you who still wish to access genealogical sources remotely, Heritage-Quest Online (powered by Ancestry) is your best option. This is accessible through Michigan eLibrary (MeL) via the e-resource MyHeritage Library Edition. Also, make sure to check out the Greenwood Cemetery website for local research. 

Creativebug: Unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes, available anytime, anywhere with your PDL library card, using this direct link.
Checkout 4 items per month, choosing from audiobooks, eBooks, movies, comics, TV shows and music.
Kanopy: Stream classic cinema, indie films, and top documentaries, 8 viewing credits per month.
Mango Languages: Access online language learning software providing over 70 language tutorials.
Overdrive/Libby: Download up to 5 audibooks, eBooks, or videos at a time. NEW for 2021: Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of magazines on Libby. View this Getting Started with Libby guide.

For information and resources about COVID-19, please visit here.

A State of Michigan hotline 1-888-535-6136 has been set up to answer general questions regarding COVID-19 and resources that are available for all Michigan communities. This state hotline will be staffed daily from 8:00am-5:00pm. The Area Agency on Aging (AAA) has created a hotline to help assist older adults inquiring about COVID-19 vaccine information. The hotline number is 231-715-5557.

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