BRIDGES Downloadables                             Audiobooks, eBooks, Magazines and Videos  

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BRIDGES offers downloadable ebooks and audiobooks as well as magazines and streaming video to our patrons.

Video Tutorial on BRIDGES

Help from Library Staff

Schedule a time for individual BRIDGES help with a library staff member. Call us at 319-334-2470 or email the library for help.

Click here to watch a video walk-through of the many Bridges features!  This tutorial includes information on placing a hold on an item, checking out an item, utilizing the search features, and more. (Skip to 01:56 in the video)
Why Doesn't the Library have a Certain Book? Libraries & Ebook Limitations
A library, unlike an individual, cannot purchase an eBook from Amazon or Barnes & Noble and then lend it out to patrons.

Digital content is treated differently by the publishers and companies who manage content licensing. We want to give you as many eBooks options as possible, however, many publishers' policies are preventing us from bringing you some titles we would love to offer...maybe even those of your favorite author.