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NEW LIBRARY HOURS! Starts Monday - June 7, 2021

Monday: Noon-5:00pm    Tuesday: Noon-5:00pm    Wednesday: Noon-7:00pm    Thursday: Noon-5:00pm    Friday: Noon-5:00pm    Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm    Sunday: CLOSED


We invite you to spend a few moments looking at our library Web site. With help from the State Library of Iowa and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation we are able to create a place on the Web where you, our customers, can explore, learn and get help with all your information needs.



DOWNLOAD EBOOKS and AUDIOBOOKS FOR FREE FROM ELLSWORTH PUBLIC LIBRARY - Best-selling and classic titles available anytime, anywhere.

BRIDGES is Iowa’s eLibrary, offering eBooks and audiobooks available to download for free. Library card holders can check out and download digital media by visiting Ellsworth Public Library members have access to a collection of more than 70,000 downloadable books. Users can browse the library’s website, check out with a valid library card, and access borrowed titles via PC, Mac, and mobile devices with free desktop and mobile apps. For questions, contact Debra Caudle Chavira, Library Director, at 515-836-4852.


Credo Reference



Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias and subject handbooks, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files, and over 1,000 videos.

   Transparent Language online

    Online Language Learning Resource

* Complete language-learning solution available anywhere.

* More than 100 online language courses

* Learn on your own time and at your own pace in the library,in the comfort of your own home, or on the go with the Transparent Language app for the iPhone® and Android™.






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A suite of resources containing everything for your educational and  career needs, personal interests, and research skills. Resources include: Arts, Business, Career, Communications, Education, General Reference, Health, History, Hobbies, Law, Literature, Multicultural, Newspapers, Science, Spanish, Technology



Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Some of Chilton Library's more popular features include:
  • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
  • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
  • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
  • ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams
  • A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.

Books and Authors

Know What You're Going to Read Next?
Let Books and Authors help with our expert title recommendations, reading lists, and more.


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.