Downloadable Books

Downloadable Audiobooks & eBooks

You can now download best-selling and classic audiobooks and eBooks from the library’s website anytime, anywhere - even on your Amazon Kindle!

*This service is available to Urbandale, Windsor Heights, and rural Polk County residents only. Please click here for more information…

Now you can check out audiobooks and ebooks from your library at your home or office! As part of the WILBOR consortium, the Urbandale Public Library offers you audiobooks and ebooks to download and enjoy.

WILBOR’s collection has fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as books for children and teens. Bestsellers and classics, history and humor, business and self help–you’ll find them all in WILBOR.

Your library card is the “key” to downloading the books, from any computer that is connected to the Internet, at any hour of the day. From the Wilbor website you can browse or search for a title you’d like to read or listen to, log in with your library card number, and download the title to your computer or mobile device. You can then enjoy the book on your computer, or transfer to many portable or mobile devices to carry with you.

This service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your library card. To get started, you will need to install free software. For audiobooks: OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, you’ll need Adobe® Digital Editions. Ebooks will check out for 2 weeks (and can be returned early!), audiobooks will check out for 1 week. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

The Urbandale Public Library is one of 115 libraries in western, central, and southern Iowa that participate in WILBOR. For more information and to start downloading and listening, visit the WILBOR website at

*Be sure to login with your Urbandale Library card to access the library’s advantage collection. This collection includes additional copies and other titles specifically for Urbandale Library card holders.

Click on the logo above to start browsing or view the Audiobooks and eBooks pages for detailed instructions on how to get started downloading books.

Click here for FAQs and more information on how to download books using WILBOR.