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Learn It Live

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Learn It Live offers daily live online classes on 200+ topics on health, wellness, and personal development. Plus more than 1000 recorded classes to watch at your own pace.

To log in click the Open button above, enter your card number and PIN, click Open, then click Get Access.

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ArtistWorks

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ArtistWorks is a collection of online video lessons helping you to learn a musical instrument, musical style and some vocal training.

To log in click the Open button above, enter your card number and PIN, click Open, then click Get Access.

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LEARN | Courses, crafts, how-to guides and more

Books and Authors

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Looking for what to read next? Get expert book recommendations and reading lists pulled from 'What Do I Read Next? Online', a continuously updated resource on books and authors.

Browse by author, genre, or title, or look through the expert picks and award winners.

BPL Digital Library Academy

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Getting Started and 'how-to' guides for online library resources.
Features tips and troubleshooting for eBooks, getting started with online databases like SimplyAnalytics or Ancestry and tutorials on common tools like Email and Zoom.

For personalized Tech Coach sessions register in our online events calendar.

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Cantook Libraries

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Vous y trouverez des œuvres de fiction pour les adultes, ados, et enfants – albums, bandes-dessinées, et romans ainsi que des documentaires d’intérêt général.

Guide d'aide  |  Getting Started Guide | Printable Guides

cloudLibrary

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cloudLibrary is your main source of eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines. Browse thousands of titles for adults, teens, and children and download to a mobile device, computer or eReader.

Search our online catalogue for titles the library owns.
Or search through the mobile app or cloudLibrary website for a wider range of titles from our partner libraries.

cloudLibrary FAQs

Getting Started Guide | Printable Guides | Mobile Apps

cloudLibrary NewsStand

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Read thousands of full-colour eMagazines and newspapers covering a variety of topics and interests. Titles are available from many countries and in a host of languages.

Magazines can be read in a web browser or downloaded to a mobile app.

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Mobile Apps (Android or iOS)

Gale eBooks

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Handbooks, encyclopedias and other publications covering popular subjects. From Who Discovered DNA to Folktales, Fairy Tales and Encyclopedia of World Biography. You’ll find a variety of interesting reads.

Formerly named Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).

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Gale eBooks - Kids

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Full-text encyclopedia articles to help younger students with research and homework assignments.

Globe and Mail Historical Newspapers

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Full page images of the Globe and Mail from 1844 - four years from the present date. Easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Hoopla

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Stream or download music, movies, and TV shows directly to your computer or mobile device. Hoopla also contains eBooks, eAudiobooks and comics.

Borrow titles individually or use a BingePass to borrow multiple items using just one borrow.

Getting Started Guide | Printable Guide | Mobile Apps

Libby Magazines

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Browse thousands of online magazines covering a wide variety of interests, from entertainment and sports to lifestyle, business and technology.

Getting Started Guide | Printable Guide | Mobile Apps

NoveList K-8 Plus

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Recommended reads and suggested authors for teens, ages 9-12 and ages 0-8. Find out about popular fiction and nonfiction books and series for younger readers.

NoveList Plus

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Recommended reads and suggested authors for adults, teens, and kids. Browse popular fiction and nonfiction books and series by genre, read-alikes and what your reading ‘mood’ is.

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PebbleGo

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Reading and research tools for Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3. Learn about exciting topics like Animals and Science. Includes text, audio, video and printable activities.

PressReader

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Full-colour, full-page images of over 6,000 magazines and newspapers from 120 countries in 60 languages the day they hit the newsstands.  Magazines include popular titles as well as business and current affairs.  Archives of up to 60 days are available as well as today's papers.  Advanced features include automated translation and the ability to listen to articles. 

Includes the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, and many more Canadian and international titles.

Note:  Globe & Mail is only accessible through PressReader at the Library.  The publisher does not permit remote access to this title.

Getting Started Guide | Printable Guide

Salem Press Literature eBooks

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Detailed reference books on genres, series and authors.

Includes: Critical Insights on authors such as Margaret Attwood, Alice Munro and George Orwell. Explorations of series like Hunger Games and Harry Potter. And overviews of genres such as Speculative Fiction and LGBTQ literature.

Simcoe.com

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Simcoe.com provides news and information to the communities in Simcoe County and Grey-Bruce.  Simcoe.com includes content from the Barrie Advance as well as other area newspapers. The search on this website also includes articles from the Barrie Examiner from approximately 2012 until its closure in November 2017.

If you are looking for Canadian obituaries, you can search by city and date at yourlifemoments.ca.

TeenBookCloud

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A collection of over 1,000 Graphic Novels, enhanced novels with full audio narration and highlighted text, eBooks, classic literature, drama and poetry. Also has National Geographic videos, educator resources and audiobooks. Aimed at Grades 7 – 12, available online, 24/7.

Toronto Star Historical Newspapers

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Full page images of the Toronto Star from 1894 - three years from the present date. Easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Tumble Biblio Enfants

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Elle inclut des livres pour enfants, des romans jeunesse, des romans classique, des vidéos, des casse têtes et jeux, des nouvelles graphiques et des livres en d’autres langues comme en espagnol et en anglais.

TumbleBook Library

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A collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, puzzles and videos for kids in Grades K – 6. Includes early reader chapter books, children's classics and National Geographic videos.

Available in English, French and Spanish.

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