BRIDGES by Overdrive

The library subscribes to BRIDGES.  The collection has fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as books for children and teens.

E-books and E-audiobooks will check out for 2 weeks (can be returned early). Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. This service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your library card. To get started, you will need to install free software.

Click here to go to the Bridges website or here for help and more information on getting started.

 

 

Learning Express

Create an account to take practice tests such as the GED, SAT, ACT and more; view software tutorials including Microsoft Office programs and Photoshop; learn Internet basics and how to use operating systems; explore career options, and more!  Use this link to get started.

 

 

 

 

Gale Databases

Gale offers 24/7 access to everyday research, car repair, health information, small business resources, K–12 homework help, readers’ advisory, gardening, history, home improvement, and more.  Search the databases you can’t reach on the web without a subscription for free using your library card.  To begin your search click here.

 

 

 

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

When the teacher says “Use a non-internet source” this is it.  This information is from popular book sources such as DK Publishing, magazines and newspapers with the page numbers for citing references.  Students can even sign-in with their chrome books and google account once in the system to save the information, photos and bibliographic information right into their papers.  Use your library card to sign in.

 

 

 

Chilton Library

ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.  Sign in using your library card number.

 

 

 

Transparent Language

A premier resource for all your language-learning needs. Enjoy unlimited access to courses designed to build listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills for more than 100 languages. 

To begin learning a new language, or brushing up on your skills, use your library card to create an online account here.  When signing up for the first time, go to the sign up tab.

 

 

 

 

State Library of Iowa

The State Library has several online resources available such as the Iowa Locator – Iowa’s Card Catalog – which allows you to search holdings throughout the state.  You can also use the State Data Center of Iowa as a source for population, housing, business and government statistics about Iowa, including data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Iowa state agencies, and other state and federal sources.  Go to their website and go to the “For Iowans” page and then to the “Online Resources Tab”.

 

 

 

 

WorldCat

Connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.   WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.  It lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. WorldCat grows every day thanks to the efforts of librarians and other information professionals.