Pendleton Community Library has a wide variety of online resources, many available for use both in the library and from your personal computer. Map your family tree, learn a language, watch movies, research products ... you won't believe everything you can do with your library card!


Find a Good Read

NoveList Plus is the premier readers' advisory database, offering descriptions of hundreds of thousands of fiction and nonfiction books. You can find recommendations by searching by author, title, theme, genre, and time period. Through NoveList's Appeal Mixer, users can find books with certain blends of storylines, tones, writing styles, and characters. NoveList also provides book group discussion guides, genre outlines, and award lists. And with NoveList K-8 Plus, children's books are placed front and center with all of the same great features!

NoveList is available at the library and also everywhere you go just by entering your library card number.

NoveList Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus


Library of Things

Do you have an occasional need for a power washer, ladder, or hand truck, but don't want to go out and buy one? Try the Pendleton Community Public Library's Library of Things to borrow items like these...for FREE. The Library of Things collection includes typically cost-prohibitive, occasional use items such as tools, cooking supplies, and craft/hobby equipment. Click the button below to view the entire collection.

The Library of Things



Sponsored by the State of Indiana, INSPIRE is a rich collection of databases covering subjects for students, researchers, professionals, and Average Joes. INSPIRE includes specialized databases for the medical profession, the teaching profession, and those working in business. There is also a great selection of databases covering biographies, science, literature, consumer health, the environment, and general studies. There are even databases tailored for Spanish speakers. INSPIRE is available to all residents of Indiana.



PCL Libby


If you're an avid reader, Libby is for you. Check out ebooks and audiobooks and read or listen to them directly from your tablet or smartphone. Libby is a virtual library of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks. Log in and check out. No overdue fines will accumulate on any of these items, and your puppy can’t chew off the cover.

Visit Libby on Your Browser

Download Libby via Apple App Store

Download Libby via Google Play


Get Assistance and Thrive

The library is committed to assisting the South Madison Community with more than just books.

The United Way provides 2-1-1, a free and confidential service that helps Hoosiers across Indiana find the local resources they need. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Dial 2-1-1 to connect with a Community Navigator 

Text 2-1-1 with Home Zip Code to connect with a Community Navigator

Heart of Indiana United Way Website


Student Resources

Student Portal

By using their "One Card, One Student" (1C1S) library card, local students can access digital materials through the Pendleton Community Public Library’s Student Portal.

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Download the Hoopla app, or go to to stream movies, music, and audiobooks. There is also a nice selection of comics that can be checked out and read on your device. Each patron is allowed 5 checkouts per month. Hoopla is super easy to use, and the selection is great. Start enjoying Hoopla today!

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Pendleton Collection

The Pendleton Collection provides online access to local history resources such as high school yearbooks and historic photos. The collection also includes cemetery records, historic maps, family histories, local newspapers, and more.  See what the library has to help you research anything and everything related to Pendleton, Indiana.

Visit Pendleton Collection & LearningExpress Library, part of the Princeton Review, is a learning tool that combines online tutoring, homework help, and test preparation with self-study resources. Students can interact with live, vetted tutors who help with math, science, social studies, foreign language, writing, and more. There are additional resources for students who are in college or who are college-bound. Job seekers can submit resumes and cover letters for suggested edits. has live tutors available every day from noon to midnight. is accessible outside the library with a valid Pendleton Library card.


LearningExpress Library is organized into targeted learning centers and supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen, and much more.

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Rosetta Stone

Immerse yourself in Rosetta Stone and become conversational in thirty languages with free, full access to Level One.  Rosetta Stone offers a unique, computer-based platform designed for optimum fluency and retention.  This resources helps learners with vocabulary, sentence structure, and conversational styles, for a well-rounded immersion experience.

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Ancestry Library Edition

You've seen it advertised on television. Now use it for free at the library! Ancestry Library Edition is the premier database used by genealogists. Research your ancestors and access original documents such as passenger lists and military records. Once you make that first connection to your ancestors, you'll be hooked. Ancestry Library Edition is only available to users inside the library.

Visit the library to use this resource

Driving Test Resources

Driving Tests includes Indiana-specific BMV practice exams and additional resources on everything from what to wear on testing day to common testing mistakes. With additional practice tests for motorcycle driving or commercial driving licenses, this is your one stop shop.


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