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Enjoy your eLibrary over the Holidays

by Library Staff | Dec 23, 2020
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Though we may be closed over the holidays, your eLibrary is always open!

Just a reminder - All library locations are closed beginning Thursday, December 24 and resuming normal operating hours on Monday, January 4. Hold on to your checked out items; loan periods have been changed so no materials are due over the closure as book bins are closed/locked. Find out more.

Stay cozy, healthy, and warm inside while delighting in free magazines, newspapers, digital books, music, and movies – all available through your library website with library membership.

We’ve got digital books for the whole family!

ORL eBooks is the ORL’s largest collection of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks. With hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, this collection will have something for everyone. You can enjoy best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more.

Get Started with ORL eBooks.

 

The TumbleBook Library for Kids features animated, talking picture books as well as puzzles and games, based on books in the collection.

TeenBookCloud is great for tweens and teens. A part from a eBooks, the collection includes graphic novels, quite a few books found on High School Language Arts curriculum, and eAudiobooks.

With these two collections, there are no downloads or waitlists and the book plays right in the browser of your computer or your tablet. 

Get started with Digital Books for Kids or Get Started with Digital Books for Teens

 

Find your family history on Ancestry: Library Edition!

Our genealogical database Ancestry: Library Edition available to patrons at home until March 31, 2020!  Got some time off and want to discovery your family history, now is your chance! You can find records for births marriages, military services, passenger lists and more from Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.

Find it at https://www.orl.bc.ca/elibrary/online-resources/subject#Genealogy .

 

Get a head start on New Year’s resolutions of self-improvement: learn a new language or a new skill!

Use the holidays to learn a new language through Rosetta Stone. Learn Spanish, German, Korean, Arabic, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese and more. You can enjoy Rosetta Stone on your computer, or you can enjoy it on your smartphone or tablet using the Rosetta Stone mobile app.

Get Started with Rosetta Stone.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to improve your photography skills, learn computer coding, learn how to design a logo, or develop business and marketing skills? You can watch video tutorials on these and other topics for free with your library card, through Lynda.com.

Get Started with Lynda.com.

 

Listen to Free Classical Music

With Naxos Music Libraries you can play classical music on your browser.  

Find complete recordings from Naxos, Marco Polo, and Dacapo. The Jazz library offers recordings of over 32,000 artists are represented including the legendary artist John Coltrane and iconic artists such as Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon, Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, and many others.

Get started with Naxos Music Library.

 

Watch Free Movies with Kanopy Streaming Films

Kanopy gives ORL members access over 30,000 films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, world cinema, and lecture series from The Great Courses.

Get Started with Kanopy.

 

Read Free Magazines and Newspapers

Want to catch up with the latest in politics, business, and celebrity gossip? Or get new crafting, hobby, or holiday entertainment ideas? Check out RBdigital Magazines. This collection offers ORL customers access to hundreds of popular magazines!

Get Started with RBdigital Magazines.

 

Get caught up with your favorites like People, Maclean’sTime, Chatelaine, and Martha Stewart Living. For the kiddoes, we have Archie, Chickadee, and Owl magazines. These digital magazines can be found only in the ORL’s Flipster.

Get Started with Flipster Digital Magazines.

 

Keep up with news from Canada and all over the world, with PressReader, the world’s largest online newspaper and magazine kiosk. ORL members have free access to full content digital replicas of more than 4,000 publications including, such as the Daily Courier, The Vancouver Sun, and The Guardian.

Get Started with PressReader.

 

This is just a taste of the online resources the library has to offer. Discover all of the ORL's online resources.

 

Enjoy your holidays – we can’t wait to see you when the library system re-opens on January 4.