Our Collection (includes Libby and Zip Books)
Check out our online catalog to find our physical collection of books, audiobooks, DVDs, and more. A library card is needed to check out our material.
We also have a selection of read and return items (including books, audiobooks, and movies) that do not require a library card at each branch, and our Friends of the Library help maintain an ongoing book sale at each location.
Need help using the catalog? Check out our step-by-step written guides on: how to log into your account; how to look up an item on the catalog; how to put an item on hold; and how to check your history of check outs. We also have a video guide showing you how to log on, look up items in the catalog, put an item on hold, and check your own history of check outs.
The "New" Shelf - If you'd like to see the latest additions to the library from the comfort of home, you can click on this link here (or specifically you can look at adult-only content, YA-only content, and Juvenile-only content) and put a hold on items you want. It includes all books/audiobooks with copyright dates 2020-2022 with the newest items that have been added to the collection at the top. (Donated items added to the collection with older copyright dates will not show up in this search.) We also have a link that just shows you recent DVDs added to the collection and recent audiobooks added to the collection, no copyright date restrictions.
If you need help, please contact your local branch and we will be happy to walk you through searching our catalog or putting items on hold.
CA Collection - We have several rare books on history, geography, and other facets about California and the Sierra Nevada region in our catalog. Some of these books are also available as adult nonfiction, in which case you may check them out from the Library as you would any other book. Otherwise, to view one of these items, you will need to visit the Quincy Branch or contact the staff at another Branch to put these items on hold. Please note these items may not leave the Library walls and can only be viewed at a Plumas County Branch.
Download e-books and e-audiobooks onto your laptop or portable device. You can also access our e-magazine collection - formerly known as RBDigital/Zinio - through this site. (Libby is the app used to access Overdrive, which hosts our collection.)
Please click here for a step-by-step guide on how to use Libby, which is the app to access Overdrive.
Having trouble using the app? Of course feel free to either contact us or contact Overdrive for support, but you can also use Libby right in your web browser, no app downloads needed: just click here and follow the prompts.
*Please note that some Plumas and Sierra County zip codes may not automatically find "Plumas Library" when you search for the Library system during set-up. Please type "Plumas" instead, and then click on the matching Library called "NorthNet Library System - Plumas County Library."*
Ever wonder why you moved down on the holds list and your wait time just got longer? Our Overdrive collection comes from two sources: the first source consists of items bought by the consortium that are shared equally with every library system. The second source consists of items bought by a specific library system and then shared. When a library system buys items, their patrons get automatic priority on the holds list. Unfortunately, this will bump you further down the list. But this also works in reverse—items bought by our library system means you as Plumas and Sierra County patrons get first priority for those items. We apologize for the inconvenience and longer wait times this may cause, but it gives us access to a lot more items we wouldn’t otherwise be able to offer.
Reciprocal Lending Agreement (Sept 28 2022): Plumas County Library is part of the NorthNet Library System (NLS). While the Library buys items individually, most of the Libby collection is a shared collection with other California libraries that are part of NLS. We now have an agreement between NLS and the other library systems MARINet and Peninsula Library System (PLS) to expand our collection under the Reciprocal Lending Agreement. Each system has thousands of unique titles the other systems don’t have. Using your Plumas/Sierra County Library Card, you now have access to most of these additional items. However, for MARINet and PLS items, you will only be able to access them when they are currently available for check out. Please click here for a step-by-step guide on how to add extra library systems to your Libby account, or use the Guide to Using Libby.
(Note about the Desktop Issue - In the app, MARINet and PLS items are only visible when you can immediately check them out. When the item is not available, they should not be visible. However, there is a small issue with the desktop version of Libby we are working to fix. All items, whether available or not, are visible. You are still not able to open or put these items on hold though. Instead, after entering your information, an error message will pop-up saying “Only X Library card holders can place a hold on this title.”) We are hoping to get this fixed soon. (Last updated: 9/28/22)
Starting Dec 9 2021, Kanopy will now be available through the Libby app too!
Please note that the Overdrive app will be removed from app stores Feb 23 2022. The Overdrive app will continue to work if you already have it, but they are hoping to transition everyone over to the Libby app by the end of 2022.
Welcome to another e-Book database!
Just download the app from Google Play Store or Apple Store, open and search "Find Your Library" and click on Plumas County Library, log in with your library card, and immediately start reading e-books. (Please click here for step-by-step instructions and other tips/tricks for using Palace.) If you do not have a library card, you can still access some of the collection by clicking on "Palace Bookshelf" as the Library choice instead.
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
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. 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.
NEW (9/26/22): The Zip Book Program restarts October 1, 2022!
If you want to request your item through email, you can use this form instead and email it to the branch you plan to return the item to. (You must use the form titled "Email Form Only" at the top. See the Branch tab for the correct email to send the request form to.) There can be up to a week delay when ordering through email instead of in-person. If your information below does not match your library record, we will need to call you to confirm you ordered this, and this may extend the ordering delay. All other Zip Book rules apply.
The Zip Books Program is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.
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.
(You can also access Kanopy through the Libby app, starting Dec 9 2021.)
Braille and Talking Book Library
California's Library Services for People with Print Disabilities
In association with the Library of Congress, the CA State Library provides free Braille books and magazines, audiobooks, 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 the free library service.
(The application and related services is through the CA State Library and not Plumas County Library.)
Tool Lending Library (Pilot Program)
Currently for Plumas County patrons only.
Besides the usual items expected in a library collection - books, audiobooks, magazines, and movies - we are also expanding our collection to non-traditional materials like hotspots, tools, and other items we think the community would like to be able to borrow. Our collection is small but we are growing!
To check out an item from this collection, you will need to have a library card and your account must be in good standing. You will also need to sign the Lending Library agreement form and must re-sign the agreement every year. You may check out up to three items from the Lending Library at a time. The majority of items are kept at the Quincy location and can be put on hold.
You can click this link to see all the tool lending items available.
We are accepting donations for the Tool Lending Library. Please see the attached for a list of items we are looking for.
State Park Passes
California State Parks and the California State Library is excited to announce an additional opportunity to advance safe and equitable outdoor access to all Californians. You will now be able to check out a CA State Library Parks Pass at your local Library Branch! The new pass will allow free vehicle day use entry at more than 200 participating state park units.
Library-card holders will be able to check out the pass for two weeks, then return the pass to the library for others to use. The pass is valid for entry of one passenger vehicle with capacity of nine people or less or one highway licensed motorcycle at participating state park units. The pass is not renewable, but passes can be put on hold and there are no fines associated with the pass. Click here to see if the pass is available or to put it on hold.
You may also be interested in two other CA State Library programs - the California State Park Adventure Pass program provides free day-use passes for fourth graders and their families, and the Golden Bear Pass Program lets families who receive CalWORKs get a free annual, vehicle day-use pass valid at 200+ state parks.
Check out the PORTS Home Learning Programs from home too! These are free, live public broadcasts that empower students, teachers, and families to explore California State Parks from wherever you are.
Provided by the CA State Library.
Check out self-published CA titles submitted through the Indie Author Project. (More information about how to create or submit an e-book is available on our Writing Resources page. Resources are available through December 30, 2022.)
This project was supported in whole or in part by CA State Library and the Black Gold Cooperative Library System.