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What are you looking for?

Searching the internet (Google, Yahoo, etc.) does not always give you the most reliable information.
Our library subscribes to some great resources to help you find the information you need. 

You will need your library card number (14 digits - no spaces - from the back of your card)
to access some of these resources.

If you have any questions, stop by or call the library at (515) 832-9100 to speak to a Reference Librarian.









TumbleBooks -
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consist of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students.
Kendall Young Library provides free access to over 50,000 eBooks, eAudiobooks, and videos through the Bridges consortium.  With a Kendall Young Library card, you can have up to 3 items checked out at a time.  Bridges eBooks and eAudiobooks have a 2-week checkout period and can be viewed on a computer, tablet, smartphone or other mobile device.


Magazines have moved to the Bridges eLibrary, accessible through OverDrive or Libby. Magazines are always available without holds, and don't count against your checkout limit. 


Hoopla - Kendall Young Library cardholders can access 700,000+ titles in six different formats - audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, & movies and TV. Instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice on your computer, smartphone or tablet. With Hoopla, there are NO holds or waiting!

Brainfuse is the NEW online resource provider for career services, test prep, and software tutorials for Iowa's library patrons.

JobNow: one-of-a-kind career assistance that covers all major aspects of job hunting. Users may access secure file-sharing in the writing lab to submit career documents to Job Coaches at any time of the day.

· Adult Learning Center: providing academic assistance designed for adult learners. The Brainfuse test center offers practice tests for all levels of math, reading, and writing as well as college prep tests.

· VetNow: supporting the community’s veterans and their families with locating eligible benefits, live online academic tutoring, employment transition assistance, and finding community resources. Communicate in real-time or submit questions for a response within 24 hours.

Transparent Language - Language is a powerful language-learning system that uses flashcards to teach a set of words or phrases.  Click on the link to create an account (You will need the barcode number from the back of your library card the first time).

The following languages are included:
Afrikaans, Albanian, Altai, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belorussian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Buriat, Castilian Spanish, Chechen, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Mirandese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (European), Romanian, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajiki, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Zulu and many more!

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources-rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.  Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s. The collection consists of six core data sets: U.S. Federal Censuses, Genealogy and local history books Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank Records, and the LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set.

NoveList Plus -,cpid&custid=s9080433&profile=novplus
Looking for a great read? NoveList is your personal guide to deciding what to read next. Try it out - search by author, title, series or plot. In addition to the reviews of over 200,000+ fiction titles, you’ll also find lists of award-winning books, discussion guides, and recommended reads. Have you read everything by your favorite author and want to read something similar? Need to know what is the next book in the series? Looking for a guide to lead a book group discussion? Looking for good non-fiction to read? Novelist helps answer all these questions and many more