Starting September 4, 2018, a new service will be available called Hoopla which allows patrons to check out TV shows, movies, music albums, comics, eBooks, and eAudio and download or stream them on computers, phones, and tablets. Each movie, book, audiobook, comic, or music album downloaded is one check out. TV shows are one checkout per episode. Most movies and TV episodes can be checked out for 3 days, music albums for 7 days, and eAudio, comics and eBooks for 21 days. The monthly borrow limit resets on the first day of the new month. Previously borrowed titles will remain until their lending period expires, but you will be given your new month’s borrows. Spanish titles are available!
You can download eBooks and audiobooks for free by visiting the Bridges Website.
- For the eBook software, click here
- For the audiobook software, click here
- General instructions
- Tablet instructions
- Kindle instructions
Digital magazines are available from the RB Digital Site.
- For instructions, click here
Visit the eBooks For Kids link.
Due to licensing restrictions, our services for downloadable eBooks & Audiobooks is now limited to residents of Marshalltown, rural Marshall County, and cities that contract with us for library services (Haverhill and Ferguson). Library privileges must be current and there is a $10 fine limit in order to use this service.
Starting this year, our system will automatically allow or deny access to BRIDGES and Hoopla based on our record of your current residence. We regret limiting our download service, but we must comply with our contract. Our other services are not impacted by this change.
If you are not eligible to use BRIDGES or Hoopla through the Marshalltown Public Library anymore, we encourage you to contact your town’s library. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.