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 (including Windows 8); explore career options, and more!  Use this link to get started.

 

 

 

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.