Online Catalog The West Plains Public Library has an online catalog system. You can look-up information anywhere in the world! Please visit us often as we have many new items arriving daily.
Technology Mini-Grant 8-15-2014 The West Plains Public Library was awarded a Technology Mini-Grant to purchase a thin client network to replace outdated computers. The grant award, through the Missouri State Library, was for $3,846.00. The library provided an additional $1,282.00 in funds to complete this project. The network has been installed on the main floor of the library.
This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
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Salem Health Database The library has access to Salem Health: Cancer online. This four-volume set covers more than 800 topics of crucial interest to students, patients, caregivers, and others who have received a diagnosis or are associated with those who have cancer. Please access the link on our home page.
Salem History: The Decades The Decades in America is now available online from Salem Press. Find out about history in America from the fifties through the nineties. The link to this series is on the library's home page.
Playaway Audio Books PLAYAWAY® Audiobooks. Pre-loaded and portable.
Playaways are self-contained audiobooks. With Playaways all-in-one format there are no cassettes or CDs to count. Playaways small size and portability make them very convenient.
The only thing you need is a pair of headphones. Or, if you listen to audiobooks in the car and your automobile’s sound system has a place to plug in an MP3 player, just plug in a Playway and enjoy.
Each Playaway holds an entire audiobook, regardless of length. Play time depends on the length of the title. Using only a few buttons, you can easily navigate back and forth through a chapter, adjust volume up and down, and even alter the speed of a narrator’s voice. Playways have an automatic bookmark feature that remembers where you stopped and starts where you left off the next time you are ready to listen.
Every Playaway comes pre-loaded with a standard AAA battery that will provide an average of 20 hours of play time. The library does not provide replacement batteries.