eBook & Audio
1. Click the BRIDGES icon (link) above to go to the Bridges' website.
2. Go to the sign in area and type or select Red Oak Public Library then click the "sign in button" and enter your library barcode number from your library card or receipt to login. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you change the last character of your barcode to a 0 (zero) each time you log in. (Example barcode number 2ROPL00011111m would become 2ROPL000111110 ) If you aren’t sure of your barcode number, feel free to call the library at 712-623-6516 and we can give you your number.
3. Once you are signed in, click "my account" and you will be able to view your loans, holds, wish list, and history.
The first time you use Bridges you may need to download an app to access your borrowed materials. You can use the Overdrive or Kindle app (at the bottom of this page) by clicking on the Overdrive icon.
Or you can use the Libby app that can be downloaded through Google Play for android devices or the App Store for Apple devices. Libby also has a website - https://libbyapp.com. (You can also get there using the libby icon at the bottom of this page.)
To find a certain title or author, you can use the search box, or you can browse categories if you aren’t sure of what you want. Once you have found a title you want, click "borrow". A box will appear and then you click "borrow" again. The next box will say "success" then you choose the format you want (Kindle, EPub, or Read In Your Browser for e-books or MP3 for audiobooks).
Normally you may have 3 titles checked out at a time (During the COVID 19 time you can have up to 5 *****).
The loan period is either 7 or 14 days. Some renewals are allowed if there are no holds on the title. You can renew under the title in your account.
If you finish your checkout early you can return it through your account, otherwise it will disappear after the loan period. If a title you want is already checked out, you have the option to add it to a wait list by providing your email address, then you will be notified when it is available for you.