Research at the Library

Using search engines to search the internet can be time consuming and unsatisfactory. Our library has gathered together some great resources for you to use to find the information you need.


Databases may require passwords which are available to residents of the city of Le Mars without charge. Please stop in for our brochure or give us a call to get your login or password.
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Fee Access

Plymouth County patrons may also have access to databases with a yearly fee. Stop in at the library for to obtain a card.

Popular Resources

Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, MedlinePlus bring
Find ebooks and audiobooks for your mobile devices.
EBSCO Host News and Research Databases
Encyclopedia Britannica
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Digital archive for many Plymouth County newspapers.
100+ Language-learning system for independent learners.
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource.
Credo is a tool for research, homework, and reference needs.
Silo Login
TumbleBookLibrary Premium has over 1100 titles for grades K-6.
Iowa Digital Library for magazines and eBooks.