Kendall Young Library provides free access to over 24,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks through Bridges: Iowa's eLibraryThis service is powered by OverDrive, which supports all major computers and devices and is free for patrons with their library card.  With a Kendall Young Library card, you can have up to 3 items checked out at a time.  Bridges eBooks and eAudiobooks have a 2-week checkout period.

Click the link below to go to the Bridges site to browse and borrow eBooks to read on the Libby and OverDrive apps:


OverDrive has released a brand new app called Libby that is your new one-tap reading app that makes eReading easy. Combining Bridges searchable library for checking out books and your personal bookshelf on one device.

Click the logo below to go to the Meet Libby webpage where you can learn more and download the app on your device. You can also use it in your web browser at libbyapp.com 

Libby does not sync with your OverDrive account but DOES sync with the same Libby account on multiple devices.

At this time, Libby is only available on the following devices:
- iOS 9+
- Android 4.4+
- Windows 10 (for desktops/tablets and mobile), versions 1607 and 1703

Note: You can still use the OverDrive app if that is your preference, but the Libby app is much more user friendly. 

Need Help Getting Started?

We have several guides prepared for different devices. View one below, or call 515-832-9100 for assistance or to set up an appointment with a Reference Librarian.

Follow this link for ONLINE REGISTRATION for OverDrive/Libby!

Step-by-Step Printable Tutorials

Libby Help (For all compatable devices)
Overdrive Help Page (For all devices)
The library subscribes to RBdigital (Formerly Zinio) to offer cardholders access to free checkout of many eAudiobook titles.  You can download and read eAudiobooks on your tablet, computer, or smartphone. Click on the link below to get started.

Need Help Getting Started?

How to Borrow Digital Audiobooks from RBdigital with your Library Card

RBdigital User Guide and Customer Support

RBdigital Help

or call 515-832-9100 for assistance or to set up an appointment with a Reference Librarian.

The library now offers Hoopla, an all-in-one media service where you can browse 700,000+ titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV—and instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice!

You can access the title you borrow instantly on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. With hoopla, there are no holds or waiting!

Library cardholders may borrow up to 10 titles per month.

To register for and enjoy Hoopla for free with your library card, please download the Hoopla digital app from the Apple or Google play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, visit https://www.hoopladigital.com and create your free account.