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WILBOR and NEIBORS are now BRIDGES: Iowa’s eLibrary



WILBOR and NEIBORS, Iowa's eBook and audiobook consortia through Iowa Library Services, have merged to form BRIDGES: Iowa's eLibrary. BRIDGES takes up where NEIBORS and WILBOR left off; user information has been transferred and the service will function the same as before.


Participating libraries' members have access to more than 16,500 eBooks and 7,500 audiobooks. Many titles offer multiple copies for checkout, and users can request to be emailed or automatically check out items when they become available. Digital content is borrowed for a set period of time and titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period with no late fees.

Users can browse the library's website, check out with a valid library card, and access borrowed titles via PC, Mac, and mobile devices with free desktop and mobile apps.


This service is powered by OverDrive, which supports all major computers and devices and is free for patrons with their library card. To view participating libraries and start downloading audiobooks & eBooks, visit

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How valuable is our local library?  Click here to go to as mentioned in the Greene County Living article.  Use this cool calculator tool created by the Massachusetts Library Association!!




IowaClick here for a list of Iowa Authors at the Jefferson Library   

If you know of Iowa authors in our collection that we've missed, please let us know!

List compiled by Mikki Schwarzkopf, Library Volunteer





How well do you know Greene County?  

Click here and see if you can tell where in Greene County these pictures were taken!!




 WILBOR - Downloadable eBooks  e-Reader

Do you have an e-Reader?  iPodNow you can download FREE books to your device!!  



                 WILBOR - Downloadable Audiobooks

Ask the Library for more details about downloading eBooks and Audiobooks using your library card and the WILBOR website!  It's FREE!!

Do you listen to books as you travel, commute to work, exercise, or work around the house or yard?  Do you have access to a computer?  Now you can choose from over 3,000 audio books and download them FREE to your PC, MP3 player, iPOD, CDs or other compatible device.


E-Mail Reminders!

E-mail reminders are sent three days before items are due to remind you to return or renew the items.  E-mail reminders are also sent when an item is more than one week overdue, as well as when a book that you have put on reserve becomes available.  You may also be notified about the items on your child's account.   If you are interested in this new service, just give us your e-mail address next time you visit the library!




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Mystery Movie Nov 25, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM — Library Basement
Library Closing Early Nov 25, 2015 06:00 PM — Library
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