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Enjoy your eLibrary over the holidays

by Library Staff | Dec 23, 2022

All library locations are closed beginning Friday, December 23 and resume normal hours on Tuesday, January 3. Hold on to your checked out items; loan periods have been changed so no materials are due over the closure as book return bins are closed.

Though we may be closed over the holidays, your eLibrary is always open!

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

We’ve got digital books for the whole family

ORL eBooks from OverDrive 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.

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 for middle and high school-aged readers and includes digital chapter books and graphic novels, as well as 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 these digital book collections and more.


Read unlimited eMagazines and eNewspapers

Want to catch up with the latest in politics, business, and celebrity gossip? Or get new crafting, hobby, or holiday entertainment ideas? Check out OverDrive Magazines. This collection offers ORL customers access to hundreds of popular magazines including The Economist, Us Weekly, and Cook’s Illustrated. For the kiddoes, find puzzles, science experiments and awesome comics and stories from Chickadee, OWL, and Highlights magazines.

Get Started with OverDrive Magazines

Get holiday cooking and entertaining ideas from Chatelaine or Real Simple. Get caught up with news with The AtlanticForbes, and Time. Kids can enjoy learning about wildlife and nature in both English and French!  For English readers, we have Ranger Rick. French readers can enjoy Les Explorateurs. These digital magazines can be found only in the Flipster collection.

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 digital replicas of more than 4,000 publications such as The Daily CourierThe Vancouver Sun, and The Guardian.

Get Started with PressReader.


Relax with free Classical eMusic and eMovies

Need some fresh, ad-free music for your holiday listening pleasure?  Stream classical music with Naxos Music Library on your browser. Listen to entire albums, or create your own playlist!    

Kanopy Streaming Films 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, and world cinema.

Get Started with eMovies and eMusic


Get a head start on New Year’s resolutions of self-improvement

Learn a new language

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.

Learn a new skill

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 LinkedIn Learning for Libraries.

Get Started with LinkedIn Learning for Libraries.

With The Great Courses (found in our Kanopy Streaming Film collection), you can watch lectures given by professors and teachers. Learn about history, astronomy, finance and math, creative writing, and more. 

Get Started with The Great Courses


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 3!