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Help with your ereader and downloading ebooks


This is an excellent place that shows you exactly how to set up your specific device. Chose the second option on the page "Overdrive Help"  Although each of the categories offers good information.


State Library Help

These help sheets from the State LIbrary may address some of your questions.


Help at the Traer Public Library

We are very willing to work with you and your ereader, it is best if you call ahead 478-2180 to make sure someone will be available to spend time with you. 


Signing on to BRIDGES:

Click on the BRIDGES icon (bottom left of home page) and sign in using your library card number and your phone number - call the library if you need to know your number or don't know what phone number we have on file for you.

Or if you sign on to your library account - link at the top of this page - again using your library card number and phone number - you can then click on the BRIDGES icon there and you will enter the site already signed in.


BRIDGES Won't Let You Sign on:

You must be a patron in good standing  and you must live in Traer or in Rural Tama County to have access to BRIDGES.  If you feel you qualify but still aren't allow access, call the library or email

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.