Hancock County Newspapers

The Hancock County Library Association has been digitizing the county newspapers, making them available to everyone  online.
The Britt News-Tribune is now available to browse, search and print from any computer access. Results may also be shared directly to Facebook or  Twitter.
Years available are 1918 through 2013.


Brainfuse offers on-demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels. online resource provider for career services, test prep, and software tutorials for Iowa's library patrons.

·         HelpNow: an all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed to offer personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) including SAT preparation.

·         Adult Learning Center: providing academic assistance designed for adult learners. The Brainfuse test center offers practice tests for all levels of math, reading, and writing as well as college prep tests.




·         JobNow: one-of-a-kind career assistance that covers all major aspects of job hunting. Users may access secure file-sharing in the writing lab to submit career documents to Job Coaches at any time of the day.

·         VetNow: supporting the community’s veterans and their families with locating eligible benefits, live online academic tutoring, employment transition assistance, and finding community resources. Communicate in real-time or submit questions for a response within 24 hours.



 Bridges / Libby

Our library patrons now have anytime, anywhere access to a dynamic collection of digital audio and ebooks through the library service BRIDGES.  With a valid Britt Public Library card, you can log onto the digital library website, install free software, check out and download popular and classic audio and ebooks to your PC or mobile device. New titles are added to the collection each month. You can check out up to three titles at a time, and at the end of the 7 or 14 day lending period, the books will expire and be automatically returned to the BRIDGES digital collection.  The title will still appear on your device but will be inaccessible and can be deleted. With digital titles, there are no late fees or damage costs. The service is free, easy-to-use, and best of all, available anytime from anywhere in the world. Stop in the library for more information.  



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. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for Android ™ tablets and iPads, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.



Where do you want to go today? Visit A to Z World Travel to learn about the countries of the world. A comprehensive travel guide providing practical information for experiencing the world and all its wonders, for travelers and students alike. 202 WORLD CITIES KEY TOPICS INCLUDE: Learn about the world, from Aberdeen to Zürich.• Attractions • City Facts • Climate & Weather • Excursions • Food & Restaurants • Health & Medical • Language • Maps • Money & Banking • Neighborhoods • Nightlife • Security Briefing • Shopping • Transportation



The world's largest database of American food, culture, and recipes, with thousands of recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture   and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, Food America brings United States cuisines to you! 6,500 recipes for  every course in all 50 states, 6 regions, and 33 ethnic groups. Food labels, magazine ads, vintage TV commercials, what did they  eat articles and more. Food labels, magazine ads, vintage TV commercials, what did they eat articles and more.



 Iowa AEA Online    Iowa Area Education Agencies provide Iowa AEA Online, consisting of eight dynamic online resources, to all Iowa accredited schools. Students and staff have access at school and at home (Internet access required), 24 hours a day, seven days a week! These online resources support the content standards for school curriculum and student learning by bringing a wealth of information to teachers and students wherever they may be, with just the click of a mouse. To learn more about these resources and how to access them, contact your teacher or teacher librarian.



HealthInfoIowa is a single, Iowa-focused Web site, with authoritative content that ranges from national health and medical databases to regional, state and local links.  This Web site serves as a simple and trustworthy first stop for Iowans, to which both information consumers and providers can turn for dependable support. helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. For kids age 2 to 8