Welcome to the e-branch of the Portage District Library! Here you will find electronically accessible books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and directories, the majority of which you can access with your library card from home or anywhere.

Do It Yourself Databases:

  • Hobbies and Craft Reference CenterMEL Database

    Subject areas include arts & crafts; games & electronics; models; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & paper craft.


    Art, Do It Yourself


    Anywhere in Michigan or with a library card
  • Lynda.comPDL Database

    Training Topics in this business-and-life-enhancing database include: 3D Animation, Business, Design, Home Computing, Photography, Web, Leadership, Microsoft Office, Time Management, Communication, Marketing. Login on a Desktop: Use your library card number and the same PIN you use for checkout to create your own Lynda account. Once you are logged in, click the LIBRARY button on the black navigation bar at the top left. To login on a mobile device, download the app from your app store.