Library Services Update:The Library is closing early on Friday, October 22 at 5:00 PM to clear the parking lot for a community event. Click this message for hours and information about current library services offered.

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 or visit the BRIDGES help page.

Libby is the preferred app by OverDrive. Questions about the difference between using the Libby app versus the OverDrive app? Check out this FAQ page.

Click here to download Libby


Click here to download OverDrive


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!