Downloading ebooks, audiobooks, & magazines PLUS Check out a Nook!
BRIDGES (used to be NEIBORS) offers downloadable ebooks and downloadable audiobooks to our patrons.
See more information plus tip sheets below!
Getting Started with BRIDGES
List of compatible devices
Specific Tip Sheets
Why doesn't the library have title of book? Libraries and 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.
Check out a NOOK
The library has purchased six NOOKs that people can check out and take home! Each ColorNOOK has over 200 titles preloaded on the device, including popular fiction, westerns, romance, mystery, thrillers, young adult titles, children’s books, and a few non-fiction titles. Check out a NOOK and read a variety of books during the two week check-out period!
There is also an Iowa NOOK with titles and authors available with an Iowa connection.
Would you like to check out a NOOK? You need to be 18-years of age or older and have had a library card with us for 90 days or longer to check one out. Ask us! You will need to take a short training, sign a User Agreement form, and then you can check out the eReader! If a NOOK is not available, put it on hold and we will call you when it is available.
eMagazines with Zinio
Read popular magazines cover to cover on a computer or mobile device…free through the library! Enjoy everything from home, fitness, garden, news, money, sports, and more.
Read online on your computer with Adobe Flash 9 or higher installed. Read offline on a mobile device with the reader app.
To use Zinio, you need two accounts:
- A library Zinio account to choose your magazines
- A Zinio.com account to view/read the magazines
More information about Zinio.