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, 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.  Login using your full 14 digit card number, 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.

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.

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