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Digital Collection Home Page

Welcome to the Digital Collection Home Page!  The library is proud to offer our patrons access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, streaming movies, and both streaming and downloadable music.  You can access each of our digital collections below.


Streaming MoviesKanopy logo

Kanopy is an on-demand film streaming service that provides access to more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including documentaries, hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. The JKPL agreement provides 10 films per month per patron and resets on the 1st of each month. Once accessed, the film is available for viewing for 72 hours. There are two requirements to use Kanopy:  First, you must have a JKPL library card.  Second, use is limited to only those patrons who live within the Dyersville city limits, live in one of the cities that contract with the library for service, or anyone who has paid for a membership with the library. Download instructions here.

 

eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines BRIDGES logo

There are two requirements to use BRIDGES:  First, you must have a JKPL library card.  Second, due to the contract the consortia has with the eBook provider, access to BRIDGES is limited to any patron who lives within the Dyersville city limits, lives in one of the cities that contract with the library for service, or anyone who has paid for a membership with the library. You can download 3 books/audiobooks at a time. There are no limits on how many magazines you can check out and they do not count toward the 3 item limit. Any item borrowed from BRIDGES has a two week check-out period. 

**If you live in Delaware or Dubuque County you can still borrow through BRIDGES but you must borrow using the library card from the library considered to be your “home” library. This would be the library in Manchester if you live in Delaware County and the Dubuque County Library System if you live in Dubuque County (not within Dubuque city limits).

Instructions:

 

eBooksrb digital button

RB digital has a small collection of romance eBooks available for patrons to borrow. There are two requirements to use RB Digital:  First, you must have a JKPL library card. Second, access is limited to any patron who lives within the Dyersville city limits, lives in one of the cities that contract with the library for service, or anyone who has paid for a membership with the library. Every item borrowed has a two week check-out period. To download instructions, click here.

 

Freegal with listen here button

Downloadable & Streaming Music

There are two requirements to use Freegal.  First, you must have a JKPL library card.  Second, access is limited to any patron who lives within the Dyersville city limits, lives in one of the cities that contract with the library for service, or anyone who has paid for a membership with the library.  Download instructions here.

  • You can download 3 songs each week for free and they are yours to keep.
  • You can stream up to 5 hours per day. 

 

Adventure PassAdventure Pass

Iowa Libraries provide free passes to area attractions! Here at the JKPL we provide a pass to the Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque. A pass is valid for general admission for two adults and two children.  This pass is free to our patrons (restrictions do apply)!  One pass may be reserved once every 365 days.

 Requirements to get a pass:

  • Patron must 18 and older and have a library card at the James Kennedy Public Library.
  • Library card accounts must be valid, non-expired, and in good standing.
  • Patrons must be full-service library card holders. This means patrons must live within the Dyersville city limits, live within the city limits of a town that contracts with the JKPL for service, or have purchased a membership at the JKPL.

  Guidelines:

  • A pass may be reserved once every 365 days for each adult card holder.
  • Passes CANNOT be used for any special events at the museum; it is only for general admission for two adults and two children.
  • Cardholders must present a valid photo ID and a printed pass for admission at the museum. The name on the pass and the ID must match. 
  • Please be sure to check days/hours of operation at the Museum before reserving a pass.
  • If plans change and you cannot use the pass on the reserved date, please call the library to cancel the pass. This frees you up to reserve another date and allows others to reserve the date you no longer want. 

  Instructions to get a pass:

  • Go to www.eventkeeper.com/mars/tkflex.cfm
  • James Kennedy Public Library should default as the chosen library but verify this before continuing.
  • Pick your desired date from the calendar. 
  • Click on the Request Pass button.
  • Input the requested information
  • Print your pass. 

 

 


 

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.