Welcome to our e-Library

Connect to the Vinton Library from anywhere and gain access to books, e-books, audiobooks, and historical collections, all for free with your library card.



Audio books, e-books and streaming media for adults, teens and children including fiction, non-fiction, and featured collections. Bridges has something for everyone. If you have a library card, you already have an account. Simply sign in and choose the Vinton Public Library to get full access to:

  • Fiction and non-fiction books
  • Fiction and non-fiction audiobooks
  • Browse trending titles
  • Download e-books
  • Get the Overdrive app


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card catalog

Log on to our online Card Catalog to search for books and media by title, author or subject - or browse the available titles visually.

  • Reserve items
  • See what items you have out
  • See if you have any late fees for DVDs
  • Create a virtual bookbag (items you want to reserve later)
  • See your check out history

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hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by The Vinton Public Library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!  With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips.           Anytime. Anywhere.

                                          WEB or Mobile

You can stream titles instantly through your desktop browser or the mobile app. If you use the mobile app, you can also download titles to your device for offline playback later, where Wi-Fi may be unavailable. Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period.

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Learning Express

Would you like to learn about computer graphics and illustration but don't know where to start? Learning Express has a free course on Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. That's just one example of the coursework you can take for FREE.

Learning Express is a free service for all ages. Register to create a free account for ongoing learning to help you achieve your personal educational and career goals:

  • Adult Learning Center
  • Career Center
  • School Center
  • College Center
  • College Prep Center
  • Computer Skills Center
  • High School Equivalency Center

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Vinton, Iowa Newspaper Archive

A searchable historical archive of Vinton, Iowa newspapers:

  • The Vinton Eagle
  • Cedar Valley Times / Cedar Valley Daily Times
  • Vinton Review

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If you only read the books that everyone else is reading,
what everyone else is thinking.
— — Haruki Murakami