Digital Library

Click on the links below to access our digital resources.


Only patrons residing in Hawarden, Ireton, and rural Sioux County may access Bridges through us.  If you reside in South Dakota you must use your local SD Library.  Plymouth county residents must use their local library.  This is according to our contract with the state. Please login using your full 14 digit library card number, … 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 full 14 digit library card number, as well as your phone number.  There is a limit of 5 songs per week, plus up to 3 hours per day of … Continue reading Freegal Music

RB Digital-Magazines & Audiobooks

  RB Digital is now your one stop place to access digital magazines and audiobooks.  Login requires your full library card number, and an app is available to access content on the go with your favorite device.

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


Background information JobNow™ provides live online assistance, powerful tools, and other resources for job-seekers. It features the following services:  Live Interview Coaching: Patrons can brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained job coaches. Job coaches and patrons communicate via live chat in our online classroom. In addition to live … Continue reading Brainfuse

Chilton & Gale Databases

Beginning July 1, 2017, we have new databases through the statewide group.  This includes several Gale resources, and Chilton Auto Repair.  Please click on the buttons below for access.  Access is limited to those in the state of Iowa, and it should work based on your location.  If you have trouble, please visit the library. … Continue reading Chilton & Gale Databases

Credo Reference

Login using your full 14 digit library card number.  For assistance, please contact the library. Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias and subject handbooks, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

Transparent Language

Login using you full 14 digit barcode.  For assistance, please contact the library. Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English, Transparent … Continue reading Transparent Language