Tuesday, February 2, 2021


February 2, 2021

The Ottumwa Public Library is pleased to announce that over 3,000 popular magazines are now available to download and read on any device 24/7. Users with a library card can read digital magazines alongside e-books and audiobooks using Libby, the award-winning one-tap reading app from OverDrive, or by visiting https://bridges.overdrive.com/bridges-ottumwa/content. Titles include Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Newsweek and many other popular publications previously supplied by ZINIO which was recently purchased by Overdrive.

Digital magazines have no wait lists or holds, do not count towards checkout limits and provide readers the option to renew their selections. Ottumwa Public Library patrons can also download magazines to Libby for offline use. Readers can browse lists of magazines within the app and search by format to find available titles.

Readers may browse Ottumwa Public Library’s digital collection available, through the Bridges Consortium, instantly borrow titles, and start reading or listening for free with a valid library card. This service is compatible with all major computers and devices, iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™. Through Libby, readers can also “send to Kindle®”. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees. Readers can also download titles onto Libby for offline use.

To get started enjoying magazines, e-books and audiobooks, download Libby or visit

If you need additional assistance setting up your account or have any other questions, please contact the library at your convenience.

Ottumwa Public Library
Sonja Ferrell, Director
Ottumwa Public Library