Online Resources

Mobile Print Service
Print virtually any document or web page from your Internet connected PC to one of the Ottumwa Public Library's printers.  No additional software required. Android and Apple apps available for mobile devices.
Overdrive (BRIDGES)
Download Ebooks, audiobooks, and now digital magazines for use on your home computer and other personal electronic devices.
Ottumwa Public Library Online Author Series
Watch presentations from best selling authors online.
Ottumwa Newspaper Archives
Delve into digitized copies of local Ottumwa newspapers from 1840-2008. Key word searchable newspapers in a downloadable format.

http://            Ottumwa High School Yearbooks       

                                                                        Search Argus Annuals from 1903-1990                                                                                           through the digitized copies provided by the                                                                                    Iowa Heritage Collection.         

Adventure Pass
Adventure Pass is a season pass to the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines that will be available for check out to Ottumwa Public Library patrons. Patrons can go to the public library’s website and select a day that works for their family to reserve the pass, print their pass, and go to the zoo for free.

Brainfuse HelpNow
Brainfuse HelpNow™ provides differentiated learning solutions for users of diverse needs and background.  Students communicate with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems.

Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow
Brainfuse is a versatile online service designed to support every step of the job search process. JobNow features live online coaches who, among other things, assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help patrons prepare for job interviews.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family’s income.

                                                                                 Fortepan Iowa features curated historical                                                                                         photos taken by ordinary Iowans over the                                                                                         nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The                                                                                         photos represent the personal, whimsical,                                                                                    poetic, significant, and accidentally                                                                                                artistic moments of everyday Iowa life, and                                                                                     tell a rich story of Iowa’s great diversity and                                                                                     complexity. 

    Immigration Help

Immigration Help offers low-income immigrants   free legal services for work permit and citizenship applications, as well as useful guides to the immigration process. The site helps low-income immigrants find the help they need.                                                                

                             NoveList Plus

Search for works by your favorite author. Lookup which book comes next in a series. Find readalikes. Discover new books in your favorite genre.




                                              People's Law Library

                                                                             The State Library, in partnership with the                                                                                        University of Iowa Law Library, launched the                                                                                    People’s Law Library of Iowa, a legal                                                                                            resource website providing easy to                                                                                                understand information on topics                                                                                                   related to Iowa’s laws. The website                                                                             includes information on legal topics such as                                                                                   consumer law, family law, and landlord/tenant                                                                                   law, as well as guidance on researching legal                                                                                    issues, a glossary of more than 100 legal terms,                                                                             and more.



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An online language learning resource covering over 100 languages including English-as a second language. 
The TBL is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books and Tumble Puzzles & Games. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format. 
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