Plum Creek Library System Services
Arts and Cultural Heritage Programming - Members of the Plum Creek Library System offer numerous programs throughout the year that are funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF). The Plum Creek Library System also offers regional cooperative programming that is funded through the ACHF, including the Winter Reading program and Camp Read-a-Lot.
In November 2008, Minnesota voters approved a constitutional amendment to dedicate funds for Minnesota’s Outdoor Heritage, Clean Water, Parks and Trails, and Arts and Cultural Heritage. Under the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) the Plum Creek Library System and its member libraries receive funding to provide programs and services in four areas: arts, culture, literary and Minnesota history.
Automation - The Plum Creek Library System provides, manages, and maintains the library automation system that allows our member libraries to check out items, keep statistics, rotate collections, and register and manage patrons. Patrons can access the PCLS library catalog online and search for items, request items, and renew items, all from the comfort of their home or office.
Interlibrary Loan - Plum Creek is a member of a large interlibrary loan network. If your local library doesn't have the item you are looking for, we can probably get it for you from another library. Just tell your local library staff what you need.
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Gateway Access to Library Collections Statewide - The Plum Creek Library System is a gateway for local access to millions of items from libraries all over the State of Minnesota via the MnLINK Gateway.
Delivery - Our delivery system brings you the items you request quickly and efficiently. You can expect most items within a couple of days, if they are available in our catalog.
Reciprocal Borrowing - Your Plum Creek library card is good all over the state of Minnesota. Present it at any MN library that is a member of a public library system to check out materials of all kinds.
Training and Support for Computers – Plum Creek offers technology training to library staff and provides technical support for member libraries’ computers.
Professional Consultation - The Professional MLS staff at Plum Creek Library System offers Consultation Services in Grant Writing, Budget Development, and General Library Services.