Online Databases

Driving Tests

All Hawkeyes will agree that whether you’re headed to a state fair or trying to traverse a maize maze, you’ll get there more easily with a license to drive. We have an all-purpose driver’s education platform that gets you prepped for success. You can easily download the official Iowa DOT handbook and then use these practice tests and resources to get familiar with everything you will be asked on permit or DL tests for car, motorcycle, or commercial vehicle drivers. In addition, this site houses step-by-step instructions. So, you’ll never worry about forgetting paperwork, fees, or knowledge you need to get in and out of the DOT as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Iowa Heratige Collection

Iowa Heritage Digital Collections is a resource for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else interested in the people, places and institutions of Iowa. The site provides free access to digital collections from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions

The Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

Credo Reference

Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias and subject handbooks, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.

ABCmouse

ABCmouse.com: From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 9,000+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it!

Help Now

Tutoring, homework help, and studying suite designed to assist patrons of all ages succeed.

JobNow/VetNow

Brainfuse is the online resource provider for career services, test prep, software tutorials, and Veteran resources for Iowa public and academic libraries.

Bridges

You can check out and download the following types of digital materials at this website…

  • Adobe® EPUB eBooks
  • Adobe® PDF eBooks
  • OverDrive WMA Audiobooks
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks

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.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

A guide to handling your finances if you are preparing for, recovering from or rebuilding after a hurricane, tornado, earthquake, or other disaster.

State Data Center

The State Data Center of Iowa is your source for population, housing, business and government statistics about Iowa, including data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Iowa state agencies, and other state and federal sources.

Iowa State Bar Association

For members of the public looking for free legal resources or help finding an attorney

People's Law Library of Iowa

The People’s Law Library of Iowa is meant to be an easy-to-understand, basic information website about the law. It seeks to help users find primary law, so anyone can read the original text being summarized, and to collect and link to accurate, authoritative sources, like the Iowa Judicial Branch or Iowa Attorney General websites, for example. Lastly, because people learn and retain information in different ways, the website contains video explanations of some topics, as well as navigation and training videos for how to best use the website.

Iowa Sandborn Maps

Historical maps of 360 Iowa towns developed by the Sanborn Company to identify fire hazards.