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Iowa Heritage Digital Collections

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Iowa Heritage Digital Collections is a resource for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else interested in the people, places and institutions of Iowa. The site provides free access to digital collections from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions.

University of Iowa Digital Collection


The Iowa Digital Library features more than a million digital objects created from the holdings of the University of Iowa Libraries and its campus partners. Included are illuminated manuscripts, historic maps, fine art, historic newspapers, scholarly works, and more. Digital collections are coordinated by Digital Research & Publishing.

Iowa Publications On-line

 This website is an online archive of documents produced by Iowa state agencies and intended for use by the general public.

Bridges Electronic Library

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Visit Bridges, Iowa's E-lending Library, to  access eBooks and downloadable audio books. Use your Hudson library card number to log in to see materials that are only available to Hudson patrons.

Heritage Quest

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Have an interest in your family history? Use Heritage Quest Online to find geology information about your family. Available on your home computer! Contact a librarian to get log-in information or click on the icon to learn more.


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Still interested in researching your family history? Come to the library and try Ancestry Library Edition. It is the world's most popular online genealogy resource. It has 200+ billion images in 7,000 unique databases. It is only available in the library. 

Job Center

Learning Express

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Want to learn something new?

LearningExpress Library offers over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks. Includes resources related to job search and workplace skills improvement and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. Click on the icon to learn more.

Help in Tough Times

A gathering of resources for Iowa libraries helping patrons
make it through the tough economic times
, maintained by the Iowa Library Service Areas.

Iowa Workforce Development


Go here look for jobs, build resume, file for unemployment and much more.

Click on the picture to access subject guides for specific topics. Provided and maintained by the State Library.

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.