Changes to rbdigital and new content coming to CloudLibrary  

Due to changes in ownership and content available for subscription, Sioux Center Public Library’s rbdigital eAudiobook and eBook content will be transitioned to the CloudLibrary platform.  Magazines and streaming (Acorn TV, ACT test prep, Great Courses, etc.) will continue to be offered on the rbdigtal platform for the time being. This transition will occur on Sept. 16, 2020. 

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Library staff is happy to help you learn how to use your new device, or teach you new tricks on your old one. We would love to help you get started with any of the following digital resources that the library provides to you for free! Your library card is your access to free digital and electronic resources. If you don’t have a library card, stop in and get one today. It is free!


Please note: Library cards that are expired, over the max fine, or have a delinquent status may not be able to access some of these resources until their accounts are cleared. These eResources are available for free to all Sioux Center and rural Sioux County card holders. Others may purchase a full-access library card for a low annual fee to use these eResources.


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Mobile App for to Search for Books, Renew, and Reserve

Download Librista for Apple or Android to easily search for books or movies, renew your items, reserve items, and manage multiple family member’s accounts. This app is available to all Sioux Center Public Library cardholders, regardless of the place of residence. After you log on the first time, the app will save your log-on information for quick access in the future.

Access: app for Apple or Android

Log in: 8 digits and PIN (which 8 digits picture) (get a PIN)

Need help? View this guide or contact the library.


NOTE: Sioux Center & rural Sioux County patrons also have access to renew their items and store digital copies of their library cards within the Cloud Library app. See below for more information.

eBooks, Audiobooks, eMagazines, & Streaming Movies

Cloud Library

Cloud Library is a library of e-books and eAudiobooks that the Sioux Center Public Library has purchased. The books may be checked out for 2 weeks and return automatically after that time. With shorter hold lists than OverDrive and a user-friendly interface, Cloud Library provides a pleasurable reading experience. There is a limit of 3 books at a time. Instructions for KindleFire.

Assistant features: Get notifications when your physical items (books, DVDs, etc) are coming due, renew them within the app, keep a digital copy of your library card, or use the book bag feature to make sure you pack all the items that you need to return.

Mobile checkout: Check out physical items (books, DVDs, etc.) by scanning them in the Cloud Library app’s checkout screen. Make sure to bring your DVDs to the desk to be unlocked before you take them home.

Access: Mac, PC, android, Apple, KindleFire (generation 3 and above), Nook

Log in: 8 digits and PIN (which 8 digits picture) (get a PIN)

Note: this is the same PIN that you can use to access your library account and renew or reserve books.

Need help? Check out these FAQs, Video Tutorials & User Guide or contact your library!


With hoopla you’ll soon be streaming movies, music, and TV shows and downloading audiobooks, ebooks, comics  for free to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Lending periods: books for 3 weeks, music albums for 1 week, TV & movies for 2-3 days depending on the title. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere. Three downloads a month are available for residents of Sioux Center & rural Sioux County.

Access: online (not Internet Explorer) or apps for Apple, Android, Amazon, Apple TV, Chromecast

Note: if you are registering for a Hoopla account on a mobile device, you must download the app first and register from within the app.

Log-in: Create an account with your 8 digit barcode number (click here for picture)

Need help? Check out these video tutorials or FAQs

Overdrive and Libby (Bridges)

Overdrive & Libby (Bridges) offer eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines. There is a limit of 3 books at a time, but magazines there is no limit to the magazines.  All materials return automatically after 2 weeks. In addition to the full collection, Overdrive has dedicated kids and teen reading rooms, so that your children see age-appropriate content.

New app: Libby by OverDrive is designed to make borrowing even easier and allows you to store multiple libraries and library cards in the same app. Please note that certain formats such as PDF are currently not available in the Libby app.

Access: Mac, PC, android (version 5+), Apple, KindleFire (2015 or later), Nook

Manual transfer: MP3 players, older Kindles

Log in:  8 digits (click here for picture)

Need help? Check out the help page or contact your library! Need help with Libby? Contact support here!


rbdigital hosts a collection of  digital magazines and streaming video. Magazines are available to read online or download. There is no limit to how many magazines you may download and you do not have to return them. You’ll never have to wait for a magazine! Streaming video on demand is now available by checking out a 7 day license. The streaming video channels available include Acorn TV, IndieFlix, Qello Concerts, and the Great Courses. View course titles. NEW FEATURE: Online courses for ACT/SAT prep and Wellness are available by checking out a 7 day license.

Access: PC, Mac, android, Apple

 Log in: 8 digits, then create an account

Need help? Check out this site with video tutorials, FAQs, and troubleshooting tips, call 877-772-8346 to speak to a rbdigital support representative, email or contact your library!
Did you know that rbdigital offers a free webinar each month to help you learn how to use it? Click here to register for a webinar.

UPCOMING CHANGE: Due to changes in ownership and content available for subscription, Sioux Center Public Library’s rbdigital eAudiobook and eBook content will be transitioned to the CloudLibrary platform.  Magazines and streaming (Acorn TV, ACT test prep, Great Courses, etc.) will continue to be offered on the rbdigtal platform for the time being. This transition will occur on Sept. 16, 2020. 




TumbleBooks Library is a collection of animated, talking picture books, read-alongs, Tumble TV, puzzles and games for children. For older readers, read-alongs, graphic novels, videos, and audiobooks are included. This resources targets preschoolers to 6th graders.

Access: online, or app for Android and Apple

Log in: 14 digits

Need help? Check out this video tour or app tour!


TumbleMath is a collection of animated talking picture books on math topics. The books are all accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans, instructional videos, educational games, plus quizzes on the math topics covered. TumbleMath is your one stop destination for engaging and entertaining math stories.Teacher resources are available.

Access:  online

Log in: 14 digits


Language Learning

Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner.

Access:  online or Apple, Android, Kindle Fire app (Note: for the mobile apps, you will need to log in to your web account and click on “go mobile” to access your mobile password)

Log in: 14 digit library card number, then create an account

Need help? Watch a short 2 minute overview video here.


Car Repair

Chilton Auto Repair

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Access thousands of year, make & model combinations to confidently service or repair any system on your vehicle.  Take ASE test prep quizzes for popular certification exams.

Access: Online

Log in: 14 digit library card number

Need help: Click here to see an introductory video!

Research & Study

Homework HelpNow with Brainfuse

Get homework HelpNow with BrainfuseBrainfuse HelpNow offers a personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science, social studies, and Spanish). It also includes ACT preparation. Students communicate with live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. HelpNow also offers skills building and test preparation where after taking a quiz, the user can then connect directly to a live tutor to review the topics and questions covered in the quiz.

Access: Online

Log in: 8 digits (click here for picture)

Need help? Watch this short video on how to use Brainfuse’s HelpNow.


Linked-In Learning with Lynda Content

linked in learning lyndaAccess free self-paced training tutorials covering hundreds of subjects including marketing, management, design, video, photography, web development, programming, and software instruction. These online learning modulars are available on demand.

Access: Online or app Apple, Android, Windows 8, Apple TV (Note: To log in to the app, tap the “organization” tab, scroll down to “web portal” and type “”, enter your 8 digit library card number and your password.)

Log in: 8 digits (click here for picture) & PIN

Need help? Watch this set of short videos on how to use


Brainfuse JobNow and VetNow

Brainfuse Job Now Vet NowJobNow features live online coaches who assist in resume/cover letter preparation and help patrons prepare for job interviews. Resumes may also be submitted to the Resume Lab and returned to you with feedback within 24 hours. Career assessments (eParachute) and resources are also available. The adult learning center and SkillSurfer includes test preparation (including the GED, SAT, ACT, GRE, career, and citizenship tests) and live tutoring to help you develop your academic skills. Live job coaching is generally available daily from 1pm-10pm CST.

VetNow live online navigators help veterans and their families with potential eligible benefits in education, employment, healthcare, and housing. Vets also have access to all the JobNow tools to assist them in the job hunting process. Live veteran support is generally available Monday-Friday from 1pm-9pm CST.

Access: Online or app for Apple and Android

Log in: 8 digits (click here for picture)

Need help? Watch this video, view the user guide, or call us at 712.722.2138


Method Test Prep (available on rbdigital)

Method Test Prep

rbdigital now inlcudes Method Test Prep for ACT/SAT prep. Method Test Prep is a comprehensive self-paced program proven to raise ACT & SAT scores. It includes diagnostic evaluations, weekly checklists, quizzes with instant feedback, written & video explanations of every practice question, full length practice tests, and a vocabulary builder. Check out a 7 day license through your rbdigital account today!

Access: PC, Mac, android, Apple

Log in: 8 digits, then create an account

Need help? Call 877-772-8346 to speak to a rbdigital support representative, email or contact your library!


Gale Reference & Databases

Gale Reference & Databases offer full-text articles, newspaper archives, reference materials, health & business information, and research sites for kids, teens, and college students.  Also includes Chilton’s auto repair.

Access: Online

Log in: 14 digit library card number

Need help? Take a look at the short training videos here or contact a librarian.


Credo Reference

Credo Reference is a collection of full text reference books and articles for middle school students, high school students, college students, and adults. Full text encyclopedias and DK Eyewitness books are available. It also includes a brainstorming tool to help develop and define research topics. This resource also includes images and some short videos that can be used for educational and research purposes.

Access: Online

Log in: 14 digit library card number

Need help? Watch some quick tutorial videos here or stop by the library for further assistance.


Encyclopedia Britannica


Encyclopedia Britannica allows you access to a full encyclopedia. Now you can read all the articles from your house. In addition there are videos that you can watch, download, and use in school presentations.

Access: Online

Log in: Via SCPL’s website, 14 digits  

Need help? Check out these videos!



Newspaper Archives

Search newspaper archives of Sioux County newspapers. Among the included papers are the Sioux center News, Hawarden Independent, Alton Democrat, Rock Valley Bee, Sioux County Index Reporter, Ireton Examiner, Sioux County Capital Democrat, Sioux County Herald, Hull Index, Sibley Gazette, and Hospers Tribune. Go to the site to see a full list of papers and years.

Note: We are in the process of transferring our archives. During the transfer, both the old site and the new site are available for your use.

Access: Online

Need help? Read step-by-step instructions for searching and saving, watch a video tutorial or contact your library!, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offers free DMV practice tests to library patrons. It includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

Access: Online

Need help? Watch a video tour of the website.




creative bug logoCreativebug is your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. You get on-demand access to our full library 1,000+ art and craft classes for artists and makers of all levels. You’ll enjoy award-winning HD instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more. All classes are taught by experts, with new classes added daily. Creativebug delivers expert instruction and inspiration straight to your favorite device so you can learn at your own pace – anytime and anywhere.

Access: Online or app for Apple & Android

Log in: 8 digits (click here for picture)

Need help? Read the FAQs, watch a video tutorial or contact your library!


Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Directory OnlineFoundation Directory Online is a research tool to help nonprofits find the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects. This tool includes grantmaker profiles that provide a powerful summary overview of the funder’s work along with all the pertinent details fundraisers need to find and approach great prospects. Resources available include:

  • 100,000+ grantmaker profiles
  • 500,000+ key decision makers and leaders
  • Keyword search IRS 990-PF Forms
  • Online workspace

Access: Online – ONLY available within the library (Exception: Currently available offsite during COVID-19 pandemic)

Need help? Read the FAQs, guide to best practices, or contact your library!


Book Recommendations

NoveList Plus


Novelist Plus is a tool within Ebsco.  Looking for your next great book? Novelist is an online readers’ resource that helps you uncover your next great read. Find author or title read-alikes for both fiction and nonfiction books! Click here to see how this works directly from our catalog without ever logging in.

Access: Online

Log in: 14 digit library card number

Need help? Watch a video or browse the help articles. Any librarian will be happy to help you learn how to use this tool.

Books & Authors

Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation.

Access: Online

Log in: automatically by your location or with a password. Call us at 712.722.2138 for the password!

Need help? Take a look at the short training videos here or contact a librarian.


Wilson’s Core Collection

Wilson’s is a selective list of books (both fiction and nonfiction) recommended for various age groups. These collections provide a valuable guide for collection development and maintenance. The library provides access to the Children’s Core Collection, Middle and Junior High Core Collection, Senior High Core Collection, Fiction Core Collection, and the Public Library Core Collection.

Access: Online

Log in: 14 digit library card number



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