Download ebooks, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, and other digital content anytime, anywhere using your Library card!

*These services are available to Urbandale and rural Polk County residents only.

BRIDGES by OverDrive

The BRIDGES collection offers fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages. Ebooks and eAudiobooks will check out for 2 weeks (and can be returned early!). Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. This service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your library card.  

You can find BRIDGES items on our catalog or search the BRIDGES website. Need help with using Libby? View our tutorial, click here for help with the Libby app, or download the guide below to get started.

Download Libby app

As of February 2022, the OverDrive app is no longer available to download for new users. Current OverDrive app users can continue to use the app, but are encouraged to switch to the Libby app (the OverDrive app is set to be discontinued by the end of 2022). UPL will offer Libby app demos to help users make the switch from OverDrive app to the Libby app.

Learn Libby with the Experts! Attend a Learning with Libby webinar to help make the switch or find more help videos HERE. Kindle Fire users can access these instructions for their specific device.


hoopla allows customers to instantly borrow digital books, comics, audiobooks, music, movies and television — with no holds, and no waiting!  And there’s no need to worry about late fees; hoopla features an automated service that returns your item once your time is up.  Content can be streamed to computers, tablets or smartphones, and can be downloaded to mobile devices to allow for offline viewing any time. You can check out up to 6 items from hoopla each month.

Only interested in seeing content for kids and families?  hoopla offers a Kids Mode setting that simulates the experience kids might have in the children’s section of the Library.

View our tutorial for detailed instructions on how to get started, or, click here to go to hoopla now!