eBooks & Audiobooks


The Alta Community Library participates in the State Library of Iowa's Overdrive consortium, called Bridges. Your Alta Community Library card gets you access to over 100,000 ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines on the platform Overdrive. You can browse the collection and read online in your web browser on bridges.overdrive.com, or download the Libby app to browse, borrow, and read directly on your Android or Apple device.

Getting Started

1. Go to bridges.overdrive.com, or visit overdrive.com/apps/libby to download the app. 

2. When selecting your library, make sure you choose Bridges as your library, then Alta Community Library as the branch.

3. Enter your library barcode number and pin (it should be your last name). If you need your barcode number or you have problems logging in, please contact the library.

Bridges/Overdrive Borrowing Rules

Patrons may check out five items at a time from Bridges, and place up to ten holds. Check out periods are two weeks for ebooks and audiobooks, and unlimited for magazines. Patrons may also suggest up to three titles for purchase every fourteen days. Bridges/Overdrive maintains its own collections policy, and the Alta Community Library is not in charge of purchasing Bridges/Overdrive materials. Please see the library if you have any questions.