Reserve & Checkout

High Plains Library District has over 1 million items to check out including the most recent books, music and movies.

Don’t have time to swing by the library? Check out our online downloads and streaming services.

Books

See What’s New

Wowbrary is a weekly newsletter that showcases new books, audiobooks and movies that have been purchased in the past week. From the web-based newsletter, you can place items on hold from the library catalog. The newsletter is broken down into categories for easy browsing. Sign up for Wowbrary.

Book Clubs

The High Plains Library District hosts a wide variety of book clubs and reading groups. To join a book club, visit our event calendar.

  • Book Club Bags
    • 12 copies of the book
    • 6-week checkout

Search Book Club bags by Genre

Reading Advice

Want even more reading advice? Become a friend of the High Plains Library District on GoodReads. Read reviews from library staff around the district.

Sign up for a newsletter of materials in subjects in areas such as Mystery, Romance, Fantasy and more with LibraryAware.

Personalized Reading Lists

Book Recommendations based on your interests

Like a particular author or genre, but don't know what to read next? Fill out the HPLD Personalized Reading List and one of the HPLD staff will create a list just for you. It's fun and easy and will provide you with books you love!

All About Romance
The hundreds of reviews on this site are rated using a “sensuality rating system” to ensure that your romances are just as hot as you like them, no more, no less.  There are also many message boards and forums, feature articles, a yearly contest for best romances, a “purple prose” contest, and more.

Amazon.com Top 100 Bestsellers
Amazon.com’s bestselling books list is updated every hour and includes all formats, subjects and audiences.

Barnes & Noble Coming Soon
The online store for the national bookstore chain Barnes & Noble lists upcoming book releases by week of release.  Find books up to five weeks in advance, or sometimes even earlier.

Book Movement
This unique website gives book clubs across the country a way to communicate with each other.  Register your book group (it’s free!), and members can see what other book groups are reading, get recommendations, and find reading guides.

Book Page
Find book reviews by title, author, or genre.  The site also offers author interviews, resources for book clubs, and reviews of books for children.

Book Riot
Book Riot, which also hosts several podcasts, is packed with book news, reviews, and fun odds & ends.  Whatever your genre, bibliophiles will find something here.

Citizen Reader
Run by a nonfiction-loving librarian in her spare time, Citizen Reader is a blog featuring lists, links, articles, and reviews – all focused on nonfiction and written with nonfiction fans in mind.  Whether it’s science, biographies, politics, or history you love, Citizen Reader has got it.

Creating Your Own Reading Guides
Book Browse offers a step-by-step guide to writing your own insightful, discussion-provoking questions for your book club.  The perfect resource for book clubs that prefer books beneath the radar.

Fiction Finder
Search the millions of books on this site by title, author or subject, or just browse by genre, character, setting or award winners.  As the name suggests, all of the books listed on this site are fiction.

GoodReads
Keep track of what you’ve read, what you’d like to read, and what your friends are reading.  You can also read and write reviews and get recommendations from people around the world.  GoodReads accounts are free, but anyone can access the site and read the reviews.

Heroes and Heartbreakers
Romance fans will find plenty to love at Heroes and Heartbreakers. Regular features include sneak peeks, feature articles, discussion boards, and a weekly list of new releases broken up by subgenre.

Kent District Library’s What’s Next?
Find out which book is first in a series, which book comes next, or find new series in your favorite genre.

LibraryThing
Catalog and organize your books, find other readers with similar taste, read reviews and get recommendations.  This site is home to over 900,000 readers, and accounts up to 200 books are free, but anyone can read the reviews and recommendations.

New York Times Bestseller Lists
Fiction and Non-fiction bestsellers for adults and children.  Lists are separated by subject and audience.

No Flying, No Tights
This site has long been the go-to website for fans of graphic novels.  You won’t find any superheroes or comics here, but for graphic novel reviews and recommendations the website can’t be beat.

Reading Group Choices
This site is brimming with featured books and recommended titles for book groups of all types.  Each book description includes a summary, author biography, praise from critics and reviewers, and discussion starters.  You can even get suggestions for the perfect music, wine, or food to pair with your book.

Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
If you’re looking for an honest, funny, and knowledgeable site to find romance recommendations, look no further.  This hilarious blog posts daily, and never hesitates to let you know which books are swoon-worthy and which books are a waste of your precious reading time.  The jokey, irreverent writing has made this blog the most popular romance site on the web.

Stop, You’re Killing Me!
A great resource for fans of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, or suspense books.  Includes chronological lists of over 3,200 authors’ books, both series and non-series, and allows you to browse by character name.

Resident Cardholder Borrowing Terms & LimitsReservableLoan PeriodCheck Out LimitRenewableOverdue Charge
Physical Materials (printed books, DVDs,...)50 total items
BooksYes3 weeks50Yes, 3 times if no one is waitingno charge
Movies & Children's VideosYes1 week15Yes, 3 times if no one is waiting$ .10/day
All other physical materialsYes3 weeks50Yes, 3 times if no one is waitingno charge
Electronic Materials (streaming movies and music, eBooks, eaudiobooks)
eMagazines from ZinioNA - always availableUnlimitedUnlimitedNoN/A - no charge
eMaterials From Hoopla (movies, ebooks, audioebooks, comic ebooks)NA - always availableVaries8 per monthNoN/A - no charge
eMaterials From Overdrive (ebooks & audio ebooks)YesDefault is 21 days10Yes, 1 time if no one is waitingN/A - no charge
Specialty Checkouts (laptops, projectors, telescopes, ...)Yes7 days1 per item type up to a max of 3No$20.00/day
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)YesThe lending library sets the amount of time the patron is allowed to use the material5 per patron at a timeNo$1.00/day

Don’t have time to swing by the library?  Not a problem. Visit our eBook section.

Need help?  Chat with us or call us at 888-861-7323.

Movies

See What’s New

Wowbrary is a weekly newsletter that showcases new books, audiobooks and movies that have been purchased in the past week. From the web-based newsletter, you can place items on hold from the library catalog. The newsletter is broken down into categories for easy browsing. Sign up for Wowbrary.

Movies @ the Library

The library has special viewing events for all ages. To find a special viewing event, visit our event calendar.

All Music Guide
The All Music Guide lives up to its name with information on music genres from classical and world to rock and blues. Explore musical styles, read album reviews, and get music suggestions in one spot. The All Music Blog is also a great place for reviews and music news.

Billboard Music Charts
Billboard magazine is one of the most important industry publications, and the Billboard charts are watched by musicians and fans worldwide. Check the charts, get music news, watch videos and stream music, all from the Billboard website.

Classical-Music.com
Serious fans of classical music should get to know Classical-Music.com, the official site of BBC Music Magazine. Although the magazine’s articles aren’t available to read online, the website offers music news, blogs, new release announcements, and hundreds of new reviews each month!

GRAMMY Awards
The GRAMMYs are often called popular music’s biggest night, but did you know you can get information from the website all year long? Check out photos, videos, news, a blog, and even a radio station!

iTunes Charts
Downloadable music is here to stay, and iTunes is one of the most popular platforms to get it. Check the iTunes charts to see the top downloaded songs, albums, music videos, and more!

Music Roamer – Find musical artists similar to the ones you love, listen to samples and find your new favorite.

MTV Video Music Awards
If you prefer your music in video form and with a hefty dose of fashion, MTV has the event for you. Check out video clips, photos, and fashion on the website. Best of all, fans can vote for their favorites online!

Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone magazine has one of the biggest reputations in music, and for good reason. Check out the magazine’s reviews from past issues all the way up to the current hot releases.

World Music Awards
If you like your awards with a little more international flavor, check out the World Music Awards site. Although the awards are dominated by popular American artists, the ceremonies are often held in exotic locations and the website can help you find popular international artists.

Resident Cardholder Borrowing Terms & LimitsReservableLoan PeriodCheck Out LimitRenewableOverdue Charge
Physical Materials (printed books, DVDs,...)50 total items
BooksYes3 weeks50Yes, 3 times if no one is waitingno charge
Movies & Children's VideosYes1 week15Yes, 3 times if no one is waiting$ .10/day
All other physical materialsYes3 weeks50Yes, 3 times if no one is waitingno charge
Electronic Materials (streaming movies and music, eBooks, eaudiobooks)
eMagazines from ZinioNA - always availableUnlimitedUnlimitedNoN/A - no charge
eMaterials From Hoopla (movies, ebooks, audioebooks, comic ebooks)NA - always availableVaries8 per monthNoN/A - no charge
eMaterials From Overdrive (ebooks & audio ebooks)YesDefault is 21 days10Yes, 1 time if no one is waitingN/A - no charge
Specialty Checkouts (laptops, projectors, telescopes, ...)Yes7 days1 per item type up to a max of 3No$20.00/day
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)YesThe lending library sets the amount of time the patron is allowed to use the material5 per patron at a timeNo$1.00/day

Don’t have time to swing by the library?  Not a problem. Visit our streaming movies section.

Need help?  Chat with us or call us at 888-861-7323.

Music

See What’s New

Wowbrary is a weekly newsletter that showcases new books, audiobooks and movies that have been purchased in the past week. From the web-based newsletter, you can place items on hold from the library catalog. The newsletter is broken down into categories for easy browsing. Sign up for Wowbrary.

All Music Guide
The All Music Guide lives up to its name with information on music genres from classical and world to rock and blues. Explore musical styles, read album reviews, and get music suggestions in one spot. The All Music Blog is also a great place for reviews and music news.

Billboard Music Charts
Billboard magazine is one of the most important industry publications, and the Billboard charts are watched by musicians and fans worldwide. Check the charts, get music news, watch videos and stream music, all from the Billboard website.

Classical-Music.com
Serious fans of classical music should get to know Classical-Music.com, the official site of BBC Music Magazine. Although the magazine’s articles aren’t available to read online, the website offers music news, blogs, new release announcements, and hundreds of new reviews each month!

GRAMMY Awards
The GRAMMYs are often called popular music’s biggest night, but did you know you can get information from the website all year long? Check out photos, videos, news, a blog, and even a radio station!

iTunes Charts
Downloadable music is here to stay, and iTunes is one of the most popular platforms to get it. Check the iTunes charts to see the top downloaded songs, albums, music videos, and more!

Music Roamer – Find musical artists similar to the ones you love, listen to samples and find your new favorite.

MTV Video Music Awards
If you prefer your music in video form and with a hefty dose of fashion, MTV has the event for you. Check out video clips, photos, and fashion on the website. Best of all, fans can vote for their favorites online!

Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone magazine has one of the biggest reputations in music, and for good reason. Check out the magazine’s reviews from past issues all the way up to the current hot releases.

World Music Awards
If you like your awards with a little more international flavor, check out the World Music Awards site. Although the awards are dominated by popular American artists, the ceremonies are often held in exotic locations and the website can help you find popular international artists.

Resident Cardholder Borrowing Terms & LimitsReservableLoan PeriodCheck Out LimitRenewableOverdue Charge
Physical Materials (printed books, DVDs,...)50 total items
BooksYes3 weeks50Yes, 3 times if no one is waitingno charge
Movies & Children's VideosYes1 week15Yes, 3 times if no one is waiting$ .10/day
All other physical materialsYes3 weeks50Yes, 3 times if no one is waitingno charge
Electronic Materials (streaming movies and music, eBooks, eaudiobooks)
eMagazines from ZinioNA - always availableUnlimitedUnlimitedNoN/A - no charge
eMaterials From Hoopla (movies, ebooks, audioebooks, comic ebooks)NA - always availableVaries8 per monthNoN/A - no charge
eMaterials From Overdrive (ebooks & audio ebooks)YesDefault is 21 days10Yes, 1 time if no one is waitingN/A - no charge
Specialty Checkouts (laptops, projectors, telescopes, ...)Yes7 days1 per item type up to a max of 3No$20.00/day
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)YesThe lending library sets the amount of time the patron is allowed to use the material5 per patron at a timeNo$1.00/day

Don’t have time to swing by the library?  Not a problem. Visit our streaming music section.

Need help?  Chat with us or call us at 888-861-7323.

Audio Books

See What’s New

Wowbrary is a weekly newsletter that showcases new books, audiobooks and movies that have been purchased in the past week. From the web-based newsletter, you can place items on hold from the library catalog. The newsletter is broken down into categories for easy browsing. Sign up for Wowbrary.

Audiobooks are books too!  Use these sites to help you find the perfect book to listen to in your car, on your MP3 player, or in your stereo.

AudioFile
This magazine’s website includes reviews of audiobooks, profiles of popular narrators, and new releases.  AudioFile also gives the Earphone Awards to excellent audiobooks.

Books for Ears
This site is brimming with reviews of a wide range of audiobooks.  The reviewers, who are audiobook lovers from all different backgrounds, have even created themed lists such as “Alternate History” and “Read by the Author.”

Resident Cardholder Borrowing Terms & LimitsReservableLoan PeriodCheck Out LimitRenewableOverdue Charge
Physical Materials (printed books, DVDs,...)50 total items
BooksYes3 weeks50Yes, 3 times if no one is waitingno charge
Movies & Children's VideosYes1 week15Yes, 3 times if no one is waiting$ .10/day
All other physical materialsYes3 weeks50Yes, 3 times if no one is waitingno charge
Electronic Materials (streaming movies and music, eBooks, eaudiobooks)
eMagazines from ZinioNA - always availableUnlimitedUnlimitedNoN/A - no charge
eMaterials From Hoopla (movies, ebooks, audioebooks, comic ebooks)NA - always availableVaries8 per monthNoN/A - no charge
eMaterials From Overdrive (ebooks & audio ebooks)YesDefault is 21 days10Yes, 1 time if no one is waitingN/A - no charge
Specialty Checkouts (laptops, projectors, telescopes, ...)Yes7 days1 per item type up to a max of 3No$20.00/day
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)YesThe lending library sets the amount of time the patron is allowed to use the material5 per patron at a timeNo$1.00/day

Don’t have time to swing by the library?  Not a problem. Visit our eAudiobook section.

Magazines

The Best Magazine Subscriptions of 2017

Online magazine subscription websites allow you to search through hundreds of magazine titles in a vast assortment of genres – lifestyle and fashion magazines, educational reading material in medicine or law, popular sports subscriptions and stacks of others. In addition, these online services provide numerous search tools, making it possible to easily find the magazine you are looking for or to browse through the company’s selection if you aren’t quite sure what you want.

Resident Cardholder Borrowing Terms & LimitsReservableLoan PeriodCheck Out LimitRenewableOverdue Charge
Physical Materials (printed books, DVDs,...)50 total items
BooksYes3 weeks50Yes, 3 times if no one is waitingno charge
Movies & Children's VideosYes1 week15Yes, 3 times if no one is waiting$ .10/day
All other physical materialsYes3 weeks50Yes, 3 times if no one is waitingno charge
Electronic Materials (streaming movies and music, eBooks, eaudiobooks)
eMagazines from ZinioNA - always availableUnlimitedUnlimitedNoN/A - no charge
eMaterials From Hoopla (movies, ebooks, audioebooks, comic ebooks)NA - always availableVaries8 per monthNoN/A - no charge
eMaterials From Overdrive (ebooks & audio ebooks)YesDefault is 21 days10Yes, 1 time if no one is waitingN/A - no charge
Specialty Checkouts (laptops, projectors, telescopes, ...)Yes7 days1 per item type up to a max of 3No$20.00/day
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)YesThe lending library sets the amount of time the patron is allowed to use the material5 per patron at a timeNo$1.00/day

Don’t have time to swing by the library?  Not a problem. Visit our  online magazine service.

Need help?  Chat with us or call us at 888-861-7323.

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