eBook & Audio

Bridges is the eBook, audiobook, and streaming video buying consortium for Iowa public libraries. The State Library of Iowa facilitates the program and manages the contract on behalf of the participating libraries.

Libraries that participate in Bridges pay an annual formula-based fee to the State Library that covers the Libby platform fee, materials budget, and the purchase of MARC records.


Bridges Rules

You must have a valid library card.

You must be a resident of the city of your Bridges member library, or...

You must be a rural resident of the same county as your Bridges member library, or...

You must be from a city that contracts with that Bridges member library (which in the case of Sioux Rapids, does not apply because we contract with no other city).


Using Bridges

From the home page, click on the green "catalog" button.

Type in the title, author, or subject which you wish to access.

At the top of the results, click on the tab that says "Bridges".  This will open the ebook and e-audio results for your search.

Click on the material you want.  Follow the links to reserve or check out the material.