Online Resources

BrowsE Our Online Catalog

We offer a variety of online resources to enhance your library experience.  Access our catalog from home to see if the book you want is here or just check out what we have to offer.

To log on, use the 5 digit number, beginning with the number 9 on the back of your library card.

Check out e-books

To access Bridges, a source for free e-books, please click here.

Getting started with Libby

With Libby, you can borrow free e-books, digital audiobooks, and magazines from your library. All you need is a library card.

Watch the getting-started video

Step 1

Install the Libby app from your device’s app store.

Or, visit in your Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge browser.

Step 2

In Libby, follow the prompts to find your library and sign in with a library card.

Step 3

Browse your library’s catalog and borrow a title.

Your selection will vary based on your library, since each library chooses what titles and formats to offer in Libby.

Step 4

Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf (Shelf) and download to the app automatically when you’re connected to Wi-Fi, so you can read them when you’re offline.

On your Shelf, tap loans at the top of the screen. From there, you can:

  • Tap Read With… to choose where you’d like to read the book (Kindle or Libby), then finish sending to Kindle (U.S. libraries only) or start reading in Libby.
  • Tap Open In LibbyOpen Magazine, or Open Audiobook to start reading or listening in the app.
  • Tap Manage Loan to see options like Renew and Return.

Happy reading!

Check out books from other libraries

Can’t find what you’re looking for in our library or Bridges?  Click here to find it in other Iowa


Newspaper Archive

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Southeast Iowa Digital Archive

An open digital newspaper archive for all of Washington County and surrounding areas.

Paid for by the Washington County Riverboat Foundation, Brinton Educational Trust and all 13 communities whose newspapers were digitized.

Get Information

The State Data Center of Iowa is your 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.  Learn more here.

Brainfuse is an online resource offering free tutoring, career tools, veteran support tools, and more.

HelpNow offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation where after taking a quiz, the user can connect directly to a live tutor from the test center without having to return to the main page

JobNow provides users with a host of services to help in every step of the job search process including job searching, resume template, professional resume review, and live interview coaching.

VetNow supports your community’s veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance.

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is a research tool to help libraries and nonprofits find the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects.

*This resource can only be accessed on location at the library.