Hours
Monday10am - 5:30pm
Tuesday10am - 5:30pm
Wednesday10am - 5:30pm
Thursday10am - 5:30pm
Friday10am - 5:30pm
Saturday9am - 12pm
SundayClosed

West Bend Public Library  
  316 S Broadway  
  West Bend, IA 50597  
  Phone: 515-887-6411



What are you looking for ?
This is a great place to start your search for information Search engines are a fine place to start a search of the Internet, but often the results are unsatisfactory. Besides, the Internet isn't the only place to find information. Our library has gathered together some great resources for you to use to find the information you need.
Gale Cengage
Gale Cengage - http://www.galepages.com/iawbebd Use this link to access to multiple databases in one place! Whether researching for a school paper or searching for reliable health related news, this resource has something for everyone.  Use the topic related icons for specific areas of research or use the Power Search to help you look through them all! Gale offers you Gardening, Business, Health, Fitness, History, Recipes and more.  You also have access to magazine and journal articles as well as book resources.


Databases
Credo Reference - http://search.credoreference.com/?institutionId=9352 Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs.  Gather background information on your topic from over 1000 full text encyclopedias and subject handbooks, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1000 videos


Transparent Languages - https://library.transparent.com/westbendia 

With more than 100+ languages (and GROWING!) a flexible learning path, an 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! 

Click on the link and then create your own personalized account and start learning today!


Chilton - http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/iawbebd?&db=CHLL Chilton's Vehicle Library gives you access to complete repair and maintenance guides for all makes and models.  It also contains purchasing, recall and value information.


Gale Power Search - http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=GPS&sw=w&u=iawbebd&v=2.1&pg=BasicSearch&it=static 

Gale Resources for you.  Academic, Health, Professional and More....quick access to ALL available resources!



Palo Alto County Newspaper Archive - http://paloalto.advantage-preservation.com 

Digital archives of The West Bend Journal, including the years 1890 - 2014

Digital archives of local papers throughout Palo Alto County as well



Kossuth County Paper Archive - http://kossuthcounty.advantage-preservation.com Digital archives of local papers throughout Kossuth County


ABCmouse - http://ABCmouse.com/library_account More than 3500 fun filled learning activities


Learning Express - http://www.learningexpresslibrary3.com/?AuthToken=32D8020C-A819-4720-A337-4F59938FD681 Learning Express is an interactive online platform, providing a comprehensive package of career and academic resources.  This product will help people with job preparation, career advancement, and college readiness.  Students can use Learning Express to build skills in  math, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. More than a database, Learning Express helps entire communities jumpstart careers and education.Learning Express is an interactive online platform, providing a comprehensive package of career and academic resources.  This product will help people with job preparation, career advancement, and college readiness.  Students can use Learning Express to build skills in  math, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. More than a database, Learning Express helps entire communities jumpstart careers and education.


Annals of Iowa Archive - http://ir.uiowa.edu/annals-of-iowa/ A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of history published by the State Historical Society of Iowa


316 S Broadway West Bend, IA 50597  |  Phone: 515-887-6411
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