Online Services


The Fort Dodge Public Library has several online services that are available to our patrons 24 hours a day. Contact The Fort Dodge Public Library Reference Desk in person, at 515-573-8167 x224, or by email with any questions.


**NEWEST ONLINE SERVICES**



Niche Academy

Niche Academy offers video tutorials on select library online services as well as Facebook, Twitter and Good Reads!

Learn how to:
Use Bridges by OverDrive to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks
Check out digital magazine on Zinio
Utilize OneClickdigital for even more eAudiobooks
Use Book Browse for reading  recommendations
Explore your family history with Ancestry.com: Library Edition
Sign up and use Twitter & Facebook
PLUS MORE!

 

Instantflix

is a movie-streaming service that brings engaging stories to movie lovers around the world with unlimited access to thousands of award-winning shorts, classic cartoons, PBS movies, and more. Make an account using by clicking "Create An Account" at the top right of the page. Use your library card number & email address to create an account, type in all the numbers, no spaces or letters if applicable.

If you have already made an account to sign in to Zinio or Comics Plus, you will use the same email and password to sign in to IndieFlix

 

 

Comics Plus: Library Edition

brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any Web-connected device.Make an account using by clicking "Create An Account" at the top right of the page. Use your library card number & email address to create an account, type in all the numbers, no spaces or letters if applicable.

If you have already made an account to sign in to Zinio or IndieFlix, you will use the same email and password to sign in to Comics Plus.

 

 

 

Ancestry.com: Library Edition


This service can be accessed by using one of the 18 public computers in the library or our wireless network on your laptop.

This service it not currently available for use from home.






Great for genealogy research




Digital magazine checkouts

Zinio instructions for Apple devices

Zinio instructions for Android devices

Zinio instructions for Kindle Fire/HD/HDX





Bridges (formally NEIBORS) is an online library of eBooks and audiobooks. 

Click Here to learn more about using BRIDGES





OneClickdigital is a online library of audiobooks

available to check out and download.


 






Book Browse has book recommendations, read-a-likes,

reviews and many other great features.




Library Elf is a personal reminder service for library users.

Avoid overdues with email alerts.




Read the latest books in your email with our Online Book Clubs.

Receive daily book excerpts in your email!





The 2016 All Iowa Reads Selection is "Lila" by Marilynne Robinson

All Iowa Reads selection for 2016 is "Lila" by Marilynne Robinson.

All Iowa Reads was established in 2003 to foster a sense of

unity in Iowans through reading.





Online Resources and Databases

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement. Skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science are available as well as career certification and licensure exam prep. There are college and grad school entrance test preps, GED test prep, and more.

This service is available to Fort Dodge Public Library cardholders.

To access:

First Time Users

  • Click the link above to get to the LearningExpress Library mainpage
  • Click the Register at the top right corner of the page
  • Follow the instructions to create an account.
Once signed in, you may choose one of the Learning Centers on the left to access the LearningExpress Library Resources.



Heritage Quest Online - http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/login/barcode?aid=7103Offers access to Federal Census records, PERSI, Revolutionary War Records, and Freedman's Bank (1865-1874).

You must have a Fort Dodge Public Library card to access this database.


OneClickdigital brings the library to you with its searchable database of over 3000 titles.  You can easily search the site by title, author, genre, even by narrator.  Once downloaded the audiobook can be played either on your computer or any portable mp3 player that supports wma (Windows Media Audio) and emp3 (Encrypted M-PEG Audio Level III) formats.   

You must have a Fort Dodge Public Library card to access this database.

To create a new account, click here

OneClickdigital also provides a great Help section which you can find by clicking here.  Along with tutorial videos, there is also a  helpful FAQ section which can help answer any questions you may have.



EBSCO Online Services
EBSCOHost via user ID and password - http://search.ebscohost.com/General information from newspapers, magazines, journals, encyclopedias, and reference books. Information is great for general use and for special school or work related projects. Many of the articles are full-text.

To access:
Contact the Library Reference Desk in person, at 515-573-8167 x 224, or email us for your free username and password


EBSCO Host Espanol - http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehostesThe same information as EBSCOHost with instructions in Spanish.


NoveList Plus - http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=novplusLiterary and biographical information on world authors. Book reviews, discussion questions for book clubs, additional titles by the author, and lists of similar titles are included.


Auto Repair Reference Center - http://search.ebscohost.com/Diagrams, schematics, and step-by-step instructions for the repair of all makes and models of automobiles from 1946 - 2005.


Small Engine Repair - http://search.ebscohost.com/Information needed to repair All Terrain Vehicles, Generators & Small Engines, Marine/Boat Motors, Motorcycles, Outdoor Power Equipment, Personal Water Craft, Snow Machines/Snow Mobiles and Tractors.


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