Online Resources and Tools for Libraries

The State Library provides Iowa libraries access to a variety of online resources and tools to enhance information access for their patrons. Some are provided at no cost to libraries while others use a cost share model. The goal is to give Iowa libraries the ability to provide high quality resources to their communities at an exceptional value.


Bold360 Chat

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Bold360 deploys a button on a library's website to allow patrons to chat with librarians.

WhoFi

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WhoFi offers a wi-fi usage counter and program tracking tool for Iowa public libraries.

Brainfuse

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Resources for homework help and tutoring, career services, veteran support, and more.

OCLC FirstSearch

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Information resource which includes the full text of magazines, newspapers and reference tools.

Bridges

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The Bridges eLibrary offers ebooks, audiobooks, and streaming video for Iowa libraries.

Foundation Directory Online

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FDO is a research tool to help libraries and nonprofits find grant opportunities.