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

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


Hawarden Library now offers 3 products from Brainfuse.  JobNow and VetNow can be accessed by clicking on the JobNow icon.  HelpNow can be accessed by clicking on the HelpNow icon. 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 … 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


TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly. Just click on “TUMBLEBOOKS! above and then one of the graphics.    

Free Audible Stories

For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. Just click this link: