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Open Your Library Card Perks

Whether you’re a new or seasoned cardholder, make sure you’re taking full advantage of all your library card perks! Here are just some of the great things you can do for free with your Dubuque resident library card.

LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE: Transparent Language Online is a complete language-learning system. It helps learners of all levels to build listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in 100+ different languages, including English.

GET HOMEWORK HELP FROM AN ONLINE TUTOR: Tutor.com allows you to chat one-on-one with professional tutors for homework help and test prep. This service is for students in grade school through high school/early college and is available daily from noon to midnight.

MAKE HOME REPAIRS: Find step-by-step directions, instructional articles, and videos for all kinds of home repair projects including plumbing, electrical, landscaping, interior design, and more.

READ TOP MAGAZINES: Access top magazines like People, Rolling Stone, Reader’s Digest, Cosmopolitan, and Men’s Health in an easy-to-read digital format.

FIX YOUR CAR: Find accurate, up-to-date repair and maintenance information for nearly all vehicle makes and models.

ACCESS EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS: The Libby app is the one-tap reading app where you can borrow ebooks and audiobooks for free.

DOWNLOAD MUSIC: Download new music or old favorites on Freegal, an ad-free music downloading service available online or through the mobile app. Your Dubuque resident library card allows for five free downloads each week.

STREAM MOVIES: Enjoy critically acclaimed films, documentaries, classics, cult favorites, and more for free with Kanopy and your Dubuque resident library card. Download the app to stream on your computer, mobile device, or TV.


Feel like you’re missing out because you don’t have a library card?

Any person who resides in the City of Dubuque is eligible for a full service library card. Just bring a valid photo ID and current proof of address (utility bill, recently postmarked mail, or a check with address imprint) to the “New Cards” desk on the first floor. Or SIGN UP ONLINE for instant access to the digital library.

The library also offers special cards for teachers, businesses, and those who reside outside the City limits. LEARN MORE HERE.

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