APLS Online Services and Collections

The Adams Public Library System is a 21st Century Modern Library! In addition to the books in our stacks, historical archives, and other printed resources, we have a large offering of online services.

Want to check out an eBook for vacation? Head to Overdrive or Tumblebooks!

Are you tracing your family history? Use our subscriptions to Ancestry & HeritageQuest, free of charge.!

Researching something? Move over Google because Reference USA, Inspire, and others contain authoritative, factually correct information!

Our online offerings also include curated digital collections of histohisrical documents and photos. Haven't been to the Library for a while, check out our offerings from your home or favorite hot spot.

Most of the collections below can be accessed with your Evergreen Library Card. A few, such as Ancestry and HeritageQuest, require that you use them directly from the Library. You're welcome to schedule time on one of our computers, or bring your laptop and connect to our network.

Collections

Adams County Histories
Adams County Histories

This collection provides access to obscure historical accounts and photographs of the early years of Adams County.

Adams County Public Records
Adams County Public Records

Statistical reports by township from the Adams County Assessor’s Office

Adams News Index
Adams News Index

An index (2000- ) of the Decatur Daily Democrat local news and local obituaries (1860- ).

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition

Access to census records, vital records, city directories, military records, immigration records, and more. Free access to these resources is limited to searching within the library’s networks.

EBSCO
EBSCO

Reference center for small engine/ auto repair, home improvement, health and alternative medicine. Also small business resources, Rosetta Stone, Research database and much more.

Evergreen Catalog
Evergreen Catalog

Use the Evergreen Catalog to search for books and other materials at APLS or from within the 120+ Evergreen libraries

Gale Courses
Gale Courses

Online interactive, instructor led courses available with your library card. Six-week sessions beginning each month.

Gene Stratton Porter
Gene Stratton Porter

This collection includes digitized photographs, letters, newspaper accounts, hand-colored postcards, and other memorabilia.

HeritageQuest
HeritageQuest

American genealogical primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

Hoopla
Hoopla

Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and more, 24/7 with your library card.

INSPIRE
INSPIRE

Resources for Test and resume prep, College test prep, Genealogy and historic collections/resources. Consumer Reports and Health & medicine resources and more.

Legal Documents Made Easy
Legal Documents Made Easy

NUWAV Legal Documents, the online tool that lets you create professional-quality documents in three simple steps.

NoveList
NoveList

Looking for your next book? Want to find a new author? Can’t remember all the titles in a series? Find books that match your reading level and interests. Find read-alikes for your favorite titles and authors.

Overdrive Books
Overdrive Books

The Library’s digital ebooks and eAudio books are available through Overdrive. These resources are available to resident, non-resident and PLAC cardholders.

Reference USA
Reference USA

Databases on businesses, internships, healthcare, consumer information, new movers, US and Canadian new businesses, and standard white pages.

Tumblebooks
Tumblebooks

Interactive children’s books and games, Accessible inside the library and outside the library with a valid library card.