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Gale Databases

Research databases with up-to-date full-text magazines, newspapers, journals, periodicals, videos, and podcasts.

  • Academic OneFile (with /InfoTrac Collections)
  • Books & Authors 
  • Business Insights Essentials
  • Chilton Auto Repair
  • Educator’s Reference Complete
  • General OneFile (with InfoTrac Collections)
  • Health & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health Module
  • Health Reference Center Academic
  • Informe Academico (Spanish-language)
  • InfoTrac NewsStand 
  • InfoTrac Student Edition (High School)
  • Kids InfoBits (K-5) 
  • Research in Context (Middle School)


The Kalona News, 11/1891-12/2015

The Kalona News is now digitized and available to the public. This was made possible by a grant from the Kalona Library Foundation and the Washington Riverboat Foundation. The newspaper site features word-searching by using Optical Character Recognition technology. Searching by date is also available. Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers are recommended for optimal results.


Bridges is the place to download audiobooks and eBooks!

For help downloading audiobooks and eBooks *Click Here*

RB Digital Magazines

Use RB digital to enjoy reading full color digital magazines from your library! Browse from our library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. The digital magazines are available to read through a downloadable app (RBdigital).
Note: Patrons will create a total of TWO (2) accounts; a Library Collection account to check out magazines; and a RB digital account.

Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language is an online language learning program. This program enables government organizations, educational institutions, libraries, and companies around the world to train faster and with more reliable results.

Learning Express

Learning Express is an interactive online platform that provides the most comprehensive selection of career and academic resources available to empower people for job preparation, career advancement, college readiness, academic success, and skills mastery in math, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Additional features of Learning Express include Job & Career Accelerator, software tutorials, and introductory training courses on how to use a computer, search the internet and take advantage of social networking.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations. It is a comprehensive source of
information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.


Iowa Locator & WorldCat

Find books, CDs, DVDs, and other items in libraries.


Start your search for health information.

Iowa Heritage Project & Iowa Publications Online

Dig deep into all things Iowa!

Subject guides

This is a great place to find information on travel, sports, consumer goods, and more.

"Library: here is where people,
One frequently finds,
Lower their voices
And raise their minds."
— Richard Armour. McGraw-Hill, 1954.