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.  Bridges is available to patrons who live in the city of Vinton or rural Benton county only.  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


Go to Bridges


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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

go to card catalog


About Credo

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Credo believes that everyone deserves the ability to learn and the opportunity to succeed.

We currently find ourselves in an era of unprecedented access to Information, however successfully navigating this ocean of data requires a strong foundation of information literacy skills. Unfortunately, the information skills of the average individual are often lacking. For example, 56% of high school graduates don’t know how to do research.1 At the same time, 61% of college students use Wikipedia for research even though just 24% of them believe that it is a trustworthy source.2 This extends beyond the classroom—77% of employees feel that finding and using information is an essential part of their everyday work.3 Most surprising of all: nearly a third of all U.S. citizens do not know how to use the Internet!4

Credo Reference is an information skills solutions provider that serves libraries worldwide. We build platforms and instructional materials that enable the flexible configuration of content, technology and services for the purpose of connecting learners, faculty and teachers, librarians and publishers. Credo promotes knowledge building, problem solving and critical thinking to give people the information skills necessary for success throughout their academic, professional and personal lives.

Credo, founded in the U.K. under the name of Xrefer, has helped colleges, universities and public libraries successfully educate students and patrons since 1999. We are headquartered in Boston, MA, USA and maintain an office in the U.K

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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.  Sign in to hoopla by using your email and your library number, then choose the Vinton Public Library.   All hoopla users must live in the city of Vinton or rural Benton county and have a library account that is in good standing.       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.

Go to hoopla

Transparent Language Online

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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