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Links to databases, library catalog and BRIDGES, and library news items.

We invite you to spend a few moments looking at our new library Web site. With help from the State Library of Iowa and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation we are able to create a place on the Web where you, our customers, can explore, learn and get help with all your information needs. 

Library Open for Business

The Blakesburg Public Library is now open to the public following the COVID-19 closure. Patrons will be required to use hand sanitizer when entering the library, and to wear a mask while in the library. Computer use will be limited to 1 hour, and to accommodate social distancing only 1/2 of the computers will be available at any given time so we can maintain an empty seat between patrons. We are also asking that we limit guests to 1 person per study table and 1 person in the lounge seating area at any given time.  

All services including circulation, printing, photocopying, reference/research assistance, interlibrary loan, etc., are available. Hours are 3:00 - 7:30 p.m. Monday; 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday; 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday; 3:00 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday; and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturday.  We are happy to be able to serve our patrons again. Welcome back !

  

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Would you like to see what books or movies are available at your library? Use this link to search the Blakesburg Public Library's Online card catalog.  https://www.librarycat.org/lib/BlakesburgLibrary      

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Use this link to find and download free e-books, audio books, magazines and watch steaming videos. You will need your library card number to download up to three items for a 14-day loan period.  https://bridges.overdrive.com/

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Need to do some research for a school or work project or need health, business or consumer information? Use this link to search nearly 50 full-text research databases. Program is available 24/7/365. Obtain the database password from your library staff. 

https://find.gale.com/menu/commonmenu.do?userGroupName=iablakesburg&prodId=MENU

https://infotrac.gale.com/itweb/iablakesburg?db=OVIC

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Here is a collection of reference encyclopedias, almanacs and other resources at your fingertips. Use this link to access online reference materials on a variety of topics.  Password is available from your library staff.  https://search.credoreference.com/?institutionId=9418

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Interested in learning a new language? Use this link to learn one  of 74 languages with self- paced lessons. Set up your own account to use this tool.    https://library.transparent.com/blakesburgia                      

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Use this link for homework help, college-prep and career practice tests, career resources and special resources for veterans.  Visit with your librarian to see how to set up your own account for this wonderful program.          http://main.blakesburg.p.iowastate.ia.brainfuse.com 

 

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