E-Books & E-Audiobooks

Johnston residents can access e-books and e-audiobooks through Bridges–a consortium of Iowa libraries providing downloadable titles through a company called OverDrive.

Getting Started

  • You'll need your library card number and password. Can't remember your password? Get help
  • Find your device at the OverDrive Help site to find out what you'll need to get started.

Frequently asked questions

How many titles can I check out?

  • 5 titles per library card at any given time.

What is the loan period for e-books & e-audiobooks?

  • 14 days

How do I return an e-book or e-audiobook

How do I renew an e-book or e-audiobook?

Why can't I find the title or author I want?

  • Unfortunately, not all books and audiobooks are available electronically. In addition, some publishers have decided not to make their e-titles available to libraries. In any case, if you don't see the title you want at Bridges make a purchase request; we'll see if it's available for purchase and let you know if we decide to add it to Bridges.

Still stuck? Contact us

Visit Bridges

Art In the Barn
Friday, October 21st, 2022
5:30pm-8:30pm

An exhibition of works by local artists, live music, and appetizers, wine, and craft beer are included with the $20 admission to this annual fundraiser for the Johnston Public Library.

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