Online Services

AtoZ Food America offers a wealth of information about food, including historical cookbooks and food ads, videos showing how to prepare food, and recipes. Library card required for access.
AtoZ World Culture offers a wealth of information about other countries. Library card required for access.
Provides a great amount of genealogy and ancestry information. Ancestry is only available inside the library. 
Discover local content from self-published authors, top indie ebooks, and so much more. Never experience a hold, checkout, or lending limit. Download the BiblioBoard Library app for your Apple, Android, or Kindle device now, or click on the Discover icon at left in any web browser.
BookBrowse is your guide to exceptional books, providing you with all you need to know about the books that matter.
HelpNow offers homework help, live tutoring, a writing lab, flash cards, and resources for adult learners like HiSET and GED prep, citizenship test prep, and help writing resumes.
JobNow and VetNow have resources to help people find jobs including help preparing for interviews, writing resumes, finding a career, and helping veterans find community resources and navigate the VA system.
Collection of ebooks, eaudiobooks, magazines, and videos. Bridges now includes RBdigital titles and Zinio magazines as well as RBdigital’s comics collection, including Marvel, Disney, Dark Horse, and IDW publications.
Digital archives of newspapers from Fort Dodge and surrounding towns from 1856 to 1934–dates depend on the individual newspapers.
EBSCOhost databases include Consumer Reports and NoveList Plus. Please call the library for login information.
Fold3 provides access to military records from the US Civil War through the Vietnam War. Library card required for access.
Heritage Quest combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.
Collection of ebooks, eaudiobooks, magazines, videos, comics, and music. All items are always available (no holds), and there is a limit of 12 items per month. Hoopla‘s collection includes AcornTV, The Great Courses, and Craftsy.
Authors, click on the Indie Author Project icon at left to submit your ebook to have it showcased in the Indie Iowa Statewide Collection, while retaining all rights to your work. Readers across the state can discover your work with the potential for national exposure.
Get emails from Library Elf to let you know when materials you have checked out are almost due or overdue.
Niche Academy has tutorials, including short videos, showing how to use many of our online resources. Also includes internet basics and resume writing.
Design your own books, newsletters, poetry, novels, and any other written content in digital and print-ready formats using Pressbooks by clicking on the Create icon at left. Start creating by logging in with your BiblioBoard Library username and password.
Reference Solutions is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses (59 million) and U.S. residents (310 milliion). Reference Solutions makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more. Formerly known as Reference USA.
Create a free account (library card required) to learn a new language. Transparent Language Online has dozens of languages from Afrikaans to Zulu.