Missouri Ploud Project

Welcome to Missouri's Ploud Home!

Missouri Ploud provides websites to small and rural libraries hosted by the vendor, Enfold Systems, and subsidized by the Missouri State Library with Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds.

What is the Ploud Project?

Ploud (Public Libraries in the Cloud) is a cloud-based website hosting service provided by Enfold Systems, Inc. for libraries with minimal to no website or only an online presence on social media, such as Facebook. This enables rural and small public libraries in Missouri to have a digital platform where they can provide information about and access to library services and resources, both online and in-person, to better reach and serve their community. 

The Missouri State Library offers one-on-one trainings to new Ploud libraries to teach staff how to edit and personalize their website before they go live. It is up to the Ploud library how their website looks and functions, the State Library provides the tools and knowledge.

The Missouri Ploud Project is 100% subsidized by the Missouri State Library.

Introduction to Ploud Video

Why use Ploud?

A Ploud website is highly customizable. New libraries are given a fresh, basic template page that they can easily change the look of through the four templates and many color schemes available in the website builder. Many useful features are built in such as an easy-to-use calendar for library events with event registration, a News section, a list of online resources and databases, and a Contact Us form. These are just the basics, a library can develop as much new content as they want, making their new website as large or small as they need.

Along with hosting the website, Enfold Systems provides a help desk and ongoing development. You may use a domain name of your own choosing with Ploud.