Library Resources

Audiobooks and EBooks are available for checkout as part of the Library’s services! Need help downloading eBooks to your device?  Stop by the Library during open hours for assistance.


Tumblebooks are an online collection of animated, talking picture books. You can read these electronic picture books or have them read to you. Just click on the Tumblebooks link to begin, enter your library card number and access this fun new site.


Brainfuse is an online resource provider for career services, test prep, and software tutorials.  Patrons can access these services after clicking the library’s BrainFuse logoBrainfuse link and creating an account. Once a patron selects a live service, an online whiteboard automatically launches and patrons are able to communicate in live, online sessions with expert job coaches or veteran navigators.


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Choose a book with the Books & Authors resource, learn about cooking, automotive repair, or a wide variety of other topics with Gale Resources. Through the State Library of Iowa the Madrid Library  provides free 24/7 access to a these resources. All you need is your library card.


Online foreign language learning resources are also available. All you need is your library card.Transparent Language



Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Credo logoGather 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.

Adventure Pass

The Iowa Libraries Adventure Pass is an online program that allows library patrons to use their library cards to visit area attractions, museums, and parks for free.  The Madrid Public Library currently has passes available to the Blank Park Zoo, and the Science Center of Iowa. Passes are available 24/7 through our website, and reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance. Click here for more information and to reserve your passes.   This service is open to residents of Madrid or rural Madrid only.