Digital Library

Click on the links below to access our digital resources.


Please use your shortened 8 digit barcode effective 11:45am on 6/22/17.  We are currently merging old accounts with new for current users.  Please call the library with any questions.    We are in the process of updating our user list for Overdrive.  Only patrons residing in Hawarden, Ireton, and rural Sioux County may access Bridges … Continue reading Bridges

Freegal Music

Freegal Music is the free and legal way to download music to your phone, computer, or portable device.  To use this service, log in with your library card number, omitting the first 5 digits on your card number, as well as the final digit.  There is a limit of 5 songs per week, per card.

Zinio Magazines

Zinio offers access to many magazines in a friendly digital format that you can access via your computer and on your favorite mobile device.  Create an account using your library card and email.  Please omit the first 5 digits and the final digit on your library card, and start reading your favorite magazines today.

One Click Digital

One Click Digital provides access to eAudiobooks that you can listen to on your computer or favorite mobile device.  Create an account using your full library card number as well as an email to start listening to great audiobooks today!

Tumble Books

Tumble Books provides access to children’s eBooks on your computer or favorite mobile device.

Britannica Library

Encyclopedia Britannica Library edition provides up to date access to everything you would find in a set on encyclopedias, all on your computer.  For complete access, please call the library for the username and password.


Notice: The Statewide Contract with EbscoHost will end on 6/30/17.  Beginning July 1, 2017, Gale will provide access to comparable databases, please watch for updates when the change occurs. EbscoHost provides access to several resources including favorites like Novelist Plus, Auto Repair Reference Center, Reference materials and so much more.  Access requires a password, so … Continue reading EbscoHost

Sioux County Newspapers

Sioux County Newspaper Archives Sioux County Libraries have joined efforts to provide open access to digitized newspapers from Sioux County Communities.  If you have any questions on using this database, please stop by the library and we will be happy to show you how to use it.

Vipond Slide Collection

Thanks to the generosity of the late Helen Vipond, the Hawarden Public Library was able to digitize over 1500 slides relating to the history of the community. You are able to search the slides to find information about the people of Hawarden, transportation in the community and the early railroad years, as well as other … Continue reading Vipond Slide Collection

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library provides access to educational and career information and testing for standardized tests.