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Electronic Books, Audiobooks, Magazines & Newspapers

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Bridges Downloadable E-books & Audiobooks

Download E-books and Audiobooks to your reader, MP3 device, or computer FOR FREE from the library's Bridges collection (through Overdrive).

Paid for by Washington County Public Library Association


RB Digital e-Magazines
"The World's Largest Newsstand," RBDigital is the ultimate app for magazine lovers, with digital magazines for iOS, Android, Mac & PC.

Paid for by Washington County Public Library Association

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CREDO reference

Provides full-text online access to hundreds of multidisciplinary reference book collections, including art, history, law, medicine, psychology, technology, bilingual dictionaries and encyclopedias

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Full list of available Gale databases

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A database for all of your needs

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For Middle Schoolers doing research

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Colección de estudio en español

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Search across all Gale databases

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A database for kids in K-5th grade

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For students doing research

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Current & historic world newspapers

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Find your next favorite author!

Washington Evening Journal Online

Access The Journal from any library computer or from our wireless network. 

[Available only at the Library]

Paid for by Washington Evening Journal

Local Authors

Washington Authors Collection

Free e-books and digital content written by area authors.
Please submit works to the Library Director for inclusion.

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E-books that help your young child enter the wonderful world of books!

Biblioteca TumbleBook en Español!

 Interactive e-books for children!

Paid by Enrich Iowa Direct State Aid

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The secret to finding great books...

NoveList Plus
NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations. It is a comprehensive source of
information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

Paid for by Washington County Public Library Association

Genealogy & Local History

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Southeast Iowa Digital Archive

An open digital newspaper archive for all of Washington County and surrounding areas.

[Open to all - no login necessary]

Paid for by the Washington County Riverboat Foundation, Brinton Educational Trust and all 13 communities whose newspapers were digitized.

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Information about each property in the Downtown Historic District and West Side Residential Historic District, organized by address.

[No login necessary]

Learn more about our historic downtown & residences!

Paid for by a Historic Resources Development Grant and funding from the City of Washington

Ancestry 1 Library Edition

Perhaps the premier online resource for genealogical research. Access to million of records from US and other country's censuses, birth, death and marriage records, immigration and military records as well as historic newspaper collections.

[Available only at the Library]

Paid for by Enrich Iowa Direct State Aid

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Heritage Quest Online

HeritageQuest Online is another great genealogical resource providing access to US Census records from 1790-1930, selected Revolutionary War records, records of the Freedman's Bank, and over 28,000 family and local histories.

Find your family today!

Paid for by Enrich Iowa Direct State Aid

Learning & Skill Building



Chilton Repair Manuals

Find step-by-step auto repair instructions, maintenance schedules, recalls, diagrams and more. Search by specific year, make and model.

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Get access to all Iowa driving tests for free without a card!

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Transparent Language Online

With 100+ Languages (and Growing!), a flexible learning path, extensive English collection for English learners, optimization for touchscreen, downloadable audio files, and typing and speaking practice, it's no wonder Transparent Language is the most complete language-learning system for libraries!

[Follow the image link and then create your own personalized account]


The award-winning curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it. And it’s free to use in this library!

[Available only at the Library]



Brainfuse is an interactive online resource that includes job and resume coaching, practice tests related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, and GED exam preparation.  You can also connect with an expert to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources

[Follow the image link and create your own personalized account]

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