eBook & Audio




Bridges is the e-book and audiobook Overdrive platform that is used by a consortium of Iowa libraries.  The consortium makes it possible for all participating libraries to offer thousands of e-books and audiobooks to our patrons.   Bridges also offers magazine and videos.  Kids, teens and adults will be able to find something of interest on Bridges. 


Items can be checked out for 2 weeks.  You can return the item when you are done, but if you forget, don't worry.  The item will be automatically checked in at the end of the two weeks.  If you see a book you want to read but it is not available, you can put a hold on it.  Bridges will notifiy you when it is available. 



To use Bridges, you must reside in Sidney or the surrounding rural area serviced by the Sidney Public Library and you must have a library card with the library.  If you would like to use Bridges, but need help getting started, check out “Getting Started” from Overdrive help.  https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/categories/getting-started.htm.  Overdrive Help shows you how to setup and access your account and includes instructions specific to your device.  Devices that can be used include:



Android tablets or phones


iPhone, iPad, iPod

Kindle ereaders and tables

Kobo  ereaders

MP3 players

Nook ereaders

Windows (browsers)