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Welcome to the Alton Public Library & Historical Museum!

Search our library catalog online

This online account allows you to view all checked out items, place holds on books, and build reading lists

Libby appDid you know our library has access to thousands of ebooks and audiobooks?

The free Libby app by Overdrive is the easiest way to get started with digital books, audiobooks, and magazines from our public library and is available for Android, iOS, Windows 10, some Chromebooks, and in your browser.

The Libby app works for all titles available on Bridges and has a ground-breaking ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player.

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Bridges: Iowa's eLibrary: a consortium for Iowa public libraries to download eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to your phone or tablet

         click here for help with the Overdrive platform

RB Digital

 Audiobooks at RB Digital from Recorded Books

     Link to Recorded Books tutorial videos

* Note: make sure you have a personal Alton Public Library online catalog account first before setting up a new Recorded Books account * 

Tumble Books click here


Our library subscribes to TumblePremium including the TumbleBook LibraryTumbleBook Cloud Jr., and TumbleMath

Students can enjoy animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels, and math stories

Parents and Teachers can view educational resources like lesson plans, quizzes, educational games and puzzles related to both math and language skills.

Please let us know if you have any questions about this resource


Courtesy of the State Library of Iowa, Alton Public Library members are able to access:

Transparent Language Online - A web-based language learning program that includes 100 languages.  On your first visit, you will need to create an account including your library card number.  After that, continue to log in to your account to keep working through the lessons.

Stop by the library for username/password access information for the following databases:

Gale Databases - subjects covered: Arts, Business, Careers, Communications, Education, General Reference, Health, History, Hobbies, Humanities, Law, Literature, Multicultural, Newspapers, Science, Spanish, and Technology

Books & Authors - Lively reviews and recommendations make book selection fun

Chilton Auto Repair - Authoritative automotive repair covers the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years

Credo Online Reference - an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs  Gather background information on your topic from over 1,000 full-text encyclopedias and subject handbooks, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos

Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow 

New Book Display  New Items Lists

Open Book  Similar authors & books listed by Series 

Free Public Record Database

Newspaper Database Icon Our Genealogy Collection

Reading Counts Logo                                                                     AR Bookfinder Logo

                                use for linking to Facebook and Instagram pages

 Free Wireless Internet is available at Alton Public Library for your personal computer

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This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.