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. 
BookBrowse is your guide to exceptional books, providing you with all you need to know about the books that matter.
Browse the latest edition of BookPage online to find your next great book!
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.
Online automobile repair manuals provide instructions, diagrams, and pictures about fixing cars of any make and model. Library card required for access.
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.
Educate Station was created by educators from across the country and provides learning plans, worksheets, and activities for students to do at home or at school. Log in with your library card.
Fold3 provides access to military records from the US Civil War through the Vietnam War. Library card required for access.
Freading offers tens of thousands of ebooks which are available anytime, anywhere. There are no holds to worry about, and there is a limit of 3 items per week.
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.
Access a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms and resources across the most popular legal areas with Gale Legal Forms. Library card required for access.
Get emails from Library Elf to let you know when materials you have checked out are almost due or overdue.
Newspaper Archive, provided by the State Historical Society of Iowa, has over 1,000 newspapers from across Iowa. The link will take you to the State Historical Society’s digital resources page; Newspaper Archive is down the page under the heading Manuscripts, Newspapers, Photographs & Documents. 
Niche Academy has tutorials, including short videos, showing how to use many of our online resources. Also includes internet basics and resume writing.
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.