Online Resources / Ebooks

Online Ebooks and Audiobooks

The library has access to Ebooks and online audiobooks through the Bridges consortium. In addition to the materials provided through BRIDGES, more access has been purchased just for the Pleasant Hill library. Access is limited to Pleasant Hill residents and residents of rural Polk County. Contact your local library if you live in another community.

Online Magazines

The library is part of a consortium of Central Iowa libraries, Central Iowa MagNet, which has access to online magazines through Zinio. You will need an access code to complete the simple login process. Once you have your account, you can browse from seventy magazines to check out.

Contact the library to get the access code or other questions.
Do not use your library card number to set up the account. Please use the access code provided by the library.

Zinio Online Magazines for Libraries. 

Mango Languages Are Now Available

Interested in learning a new language? Or brush up on a language you already are familiar with? Click below to access Mango which has lessons in over 70 languages available and set up an account to track your progress.

You will initially need to contact the library for the Mango password to set up your account. When setting up your account, enter the Mango Password in the password box. Your e-mail address must be added as well.  

After you are set up, you must use your e-mail address (instead of your user name) along with the Mango password to access your account. Please let us know if you need any assistance getting set up. 


Ancestry Library Edition

This great resource has many genealogy sources including census data, immigration and military and much more. Available on the library computers, stop in and use this outstanding resource soon.


The Ebsco database has full text magazine and journal articles. Abstracts for many more articles give you a place to start your search. Great for research or just browsing.

Contact the library for Ebsco login information.


Learning Express

Need to improve your math or reading skills? Are you needing help on preparing for the ACT or SAT tests? Learning Express has the resources you need. This site also has study aids for a variety of professional examinations.

Visit Learning Express for more information!

You will need to create a user name and password of your own choice. Please contact the Library to obtain login info.