SelectReads Overview

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Keep up with the latest releases and your favorite authors with SelectReads! Sign up for monthly newsletters that will keep you up to date on your favourite genres or authors, including new releases; see lists of our staff members’ favorite books; check out what books have won major awards; and sign up for the library e-newsletter that will keep you up to date on what's happening at the library.

New Book Alerts

Visit New Book Alerts to browse new books received in the last 30 days by category.  Subscribe to the New Book Alerts service to receive one monthly email with links to new books in all categories.  Alternatively, visit or subscribe to New Title highlights to receive only the top 10 titles per chosen category.

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New Title Highlights

Visit New Title Highlights to view the top ten new titles in each category that arrived at BPL over the last 30 days.  You can sign up for one or more categories of titles that you are interested in.  Once per month you will receive one email for each category that lists the top new titles with links to the catalogue so that you can place holds on new titles.  

New Title highlights is a service of New Book Alerts.  If you'd like to view all new titles or receive only one email per month with links to all new titles, visit New book Alerts.

New eBook Alerts

Visit New eBook Alerts to browse new eBooks received in the last 30 days by All Fiction, All Non-Fiction, All Children, or Teens.  Subscribe to the New eBook Alerts service to receive one monthly email with links to new books in all categories.  Alternatively, visit or subscribe to New eBook Title highlights to receive only the top 10 titles per chosen category.

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New eBook Title Highlights

Visit New eBook Title Highlights to view the top ten new titles in each category that arrived at BPL over the last 30 days.  You can sign up for one or more categories of titles that you are interested in.  Once per month you will receive one email for each category that lists the top new titles with links to the catalogue so that you can place holds on new titles.  

New eBook Title highlights is a service of New eBook Alerts.  If you'd like to view all new titles or receive only one email per month with links to all new titles, visit New eBook Alerts.

Monthly Picks

Visit this page to discover suggested titles by category.  Books in monthly picks include titles received by the library in the last few years rather than new books that may require you to place the item on hold.  View the lists online or subscribe to receive monthly emails.

Staff Picks

Visit Staff Picks to view or subscribe to monthly newsletters created by BPL staff members.  Current newsletters include French Infolettre (covering programs, collections, and other information) and The Electric Library (covering updates about our electronic resources).

Awards Lists

Visit Awards Lists to view BPL titles grouped by Awards including the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading (Blue Spruce, Red Maple, Silver Birch, etc), the Man Booker Prize, the New York Times BestSeller Lists, Oprah's Book Club, etc.
Some Canadian Award lists may be found under Web Lists.

AuthorCheck

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Visit AuthorCheck to keep track of authors you like and receive email alerts when books by your tracked authors are added to the library catalogue.

Author Spotlight


Author Spotlight newsletters contain author information and their latest books received at BPL.  Subscribe for one or more categories of authors that you are interested in and once a month you will receive an email highlighting two authors in the spotlight in your selected categories.

If you'd like to explore BPL's entire collection by author, visit AuthorCheck.


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My SelectReads

Turn your library's collection into your own personal book shelf with MySelectReads! Think of MySelectReads as your personal librarian – alerting you to new titles on subjects you’ve selected for yourself.

Search to find topics you’re interested in, enter your email address and you’ll receive a weekly bulletin with book recommendations generated specifically for you – it’s that simple!  When searching subjects, it may be best to start with a very general term to view the results rather than starting with a very specific term.  

Web Lists

Visit Web Lists to view booklists created by BPL staff members.  Available lists include the top titles of the previous year, Canadian Award Lists, and more.

Events

Visit the Events page to subscribe to our event newsletter, What's Happening @ BPL.