Digital Resources

Your Ankeny Kirkendall Public Library card gives you access to many online resources. Use your barcode or create a user account to get started. Database tutorials are provided by Niche Academy, which is funded by the Friends of Ankeny Library

Contact us if you have questions.

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In-Library Use Only.

Designed for children ages 2-8+, ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 9,000+ learning activities across all major subject areas - reading, math, science, social-studies, art, and music.

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In-Library Use Only.

Ancestry Library Edition covers the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.

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You must be a resident of Ankeny or Rural Polk County to access Bridges. 

Bridges is a collection of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks available anytime, anywhere. Access Bridges online or through the Libby, by Overdrive, app.

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Do you have a major purchase coming up? Use Consumer Reports to check reviews, recommendations, and ratings for everything from food and baby products to cars and appliances.

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HelpNow is a unique tutoring, homework help, and studying suite designed to assist patrons of all ages succeed. HelpNow also offers test prep for college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT.

Provided by the State Library to Iowa public libraries.

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JobNow bridges the divide by connecting you with experienced career coaches and vast resources to assist them during all stages of your job search. You can also access the High School Equivalency test prep, US Citizenship test prep, Microsoft Office support, and more. 

Interview coaches are available every day from noon to 10 PM CST.

Provided by the State Library to Iowa public libraries.

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Brainfuse VetNow was carefully developed with veterans and their families in mind. VetNow works to connect veterans to VA and community services with a focus on transitioning from military to civilian careers.

Live support with a veteran navigator is available Monday to Friday from 1-9 PM CST.

Provided by the State Library to Iowa public libraries.

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In-Library Use Only.

Foundation Directory Online is a research tool to help nonprofits find the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects. Tap into an ever-growing database of 140,000-plus grantmakers and 14 million-plus grants. 

Provided by the State Library to Iowa public libraries.

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HeritageQuest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. The database provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

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You must be a resident of the 50021/50023 zip codes to access Hoopla.

Hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow audiobooks, eBooks, movies, TV, comics, and music on any of your devices. It's like having your public library at your fingertips.

Provided by the Friends of the Ankeny Library.

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Library Speakers Consortium provides monthly New York Times best-selling author presentations. Each author talk is available virtually and features a Q&A session; register with the link below to attend. Talks are recorded and can be viewed at a later date.

Provided by the Ankeny Friends of the Library.

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Enjoy unlimited access to the NYTimes website and mobile app. When accessing outside of the library, return to this page to check out another license.

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In-library Access to New York Times

Off-Site Access to New York Times

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Novelist Plus helps you find your next favorite book. You can search by title, author, genre, or series. Novelist provides reviews, Read-a-likes, Discussion Guides, and more.

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Reference Solutions is a powerful online reference and research tool that allows you to find addresses, phone numbers, and more.

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Build vocabulary, practice pronunciation, and more with Transparent Language Online. Courses available in over 110 languages, including American Sign Language. Available anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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Value Line Investment is a comprehensive source of information and advice on stocks, mutual funds, and more. 

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