Bridges eLibrary

Bridges is the eBook, audiobook, and streaming video buying consortium for Iowa public libraries. The State Library of Iowa facilitates the program and manages the contract on behalf of the participating libraries.

OverDrive, Inc. is an American digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video titles. The company provides secure management, digital rights management and download fulfillment services for publishers, libraries, schools, and retailers.

Libraries that participate in Bridges pay an annual formula-based fee to the State Library that covers the materials budget, the purchase of MARC records and a small packet of promotional materials for new members.


Staff Contact

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Bridges Letters of Agreement:

  • Current Member Renewal  Enrollment closed Mar. 31, 2022
  • New Member Enrollment  Enrollment closed Mar. 31, 2022
    • There is a $400 startup fee in addition to the annual fee in a library's first year of membership.

Bridges Membership Fees

FY 2023 pricing, updated October 29, 2021

Additional Resources

OverDrive Staff Training Videos
OverDrive Training Kits

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