The City of Urbandale reduced the Library’s FY2019/2020 operating budget. The Library’s Board of Trustees and management will be discussing options for meeting this funding reduction on Monday, February 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library’s ICN room. Public input is welcome.

Niche Academy



Need help figuring out how to use and access eBooks and other online tools that the library offers? Check out the library’s Niche Academy. These brief, online tutorials will help walk you through using the library’s digital services and more!

Tutorials Available

Ancestry Library Edition – Genealogy database

BRIDGES by Overdrive – eBooks & eAudiobooks

Chilton – Auto repair instruction database

Consumer Reports – Consumer research

Facebook – Social media

Gale – Reference databases

GoodReads – Book recommendations

Hoopla – eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, and video

Instagram – A mobile app for sharing books and videos online

LearningExpress Library – Practice tests and tutorials

MorningStar – Investment tools

Pinterest – Online idea boards

Transparent Language – Foreign language tutorials

Novelist Plus – Book recommendations

OneClickDigital – eBooks & eAudiobooks

ReferenceUSA – Business and consumer information

Twitter – Social media

ValueLine – Investments database

Zinio – Downloadable Magazines