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Welcome to the Alton Public Library & Historical Museum!


Search our library catalog online

catalogSign up for your own online account: enter your last name & barcode # and set a username/ password  

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

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Bridges: Iowa's eLibrary: eBook and audiobook consortium for Iowa public libraries

click here for device-specific "How to" instructions     click here for Overdrive help videos

 download eBooks and audiobooks to your phone or eReader 

RB Digital

  Audiobooks at RB Digital from Recorded Books

click here for a OneClickdigital "How to . . ." guide and for OneClickdigital tutorial videos

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

LearningExpress Library 3.0 - An interactive learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks.  *Job search and workplace skills improvement  *Career certification and licensing exam preparation  *College entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation  *GED exam preparation  *Basic skills improvement in reading, writing, math, and computers. You need to set up your own personal LearningExpress account with a username/password to save your work and return again to practice tests and tutorials.

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

New Book Display  New Items Lists

Open Book  Similar authors & books listed by Series 

Free Public Record Database

Newspaper Database Icon Our Genealogy Collection

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 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.