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cloudLibrary

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cloudLibrary is your main source of e-books and e-audiobooks. Browse thousands of titles for adults, teens, and children and download to a mobile device, computer or e-reader.

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 Mobile App v. 5.0 - Warning for users of older devices

cloudLibrary FAQs

Printable Help Guides | Video Tutorial

Hoopla

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Stream or download music, movies, and TV shows directly to your computer or mobile device. Hoopla also contains e-books, e-audiobooks and comics.

Hoopla no longer supports Internet Explorer or iOS9 or below. Please use alternate browsers or devices.

Printable Help Guide | Video Tutorial

READ | E-books, newspapers, magazines, articles and more

AuthorCheck

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A source for author information on books in Barrie Public Library. You can discover new books by your favourite author and sign up for an email alert whenever we get a new book by them.

New Item Alerts & SelectReads Help | Overview

Books and Authors

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Looking for what to read next?  Get expert book recommendations and reading lists.

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 e-books, 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.

Getting Started Guide

Cantook Station

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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.

Cette ressource verra indisponible en Octobre 31 et Novembre 1 2020, pour entretien.

Francais  |  English

Guide d'aide  |  Help Guide

cloudLibrary

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cloudLibrary is your main source of e-books and e-audiobooks. Browse thousands of titles for adults, teens, and children and download to a mobile device, computer or e-reader.

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 Mobile App v. 5.0 - Warning for users of older devices

cloudLibrary FAQs

Printable Help Guides | Video Tutorial

e-Book Alerts

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Subscribe to email alerts for new e-books at Barrie Public Library. Browse and sign up for emails based on e-book genre.

New Item Alerts & SelectReads Help | Overview

EBSCOhost eBooks

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Selection of ebooks, primarily academic focus.

Help Guide

Flipster

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With Flipster you can read your favourite magazines online or download them to the Flipster mobile app.

Flipster Video Tutorial | Printable Getting Started Guide

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).

Video Tutorials

Gale eBooks - Kids

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

Gale in Context: Elementary

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Online reference books, images and news. All content is age-appropriate, reliable and covers a broad range of educational topics important for beginner researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.
Formerly named Kids Infobits.

Video Tutorial

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.

Hoopla

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Stream or download music, movies, and TV shows directly to your computer or mobile device. Hoopla also contains e-books, e-audiobooks and comics.

Hoopla no longer supports Internet Explorer or iOS9 or below. Please use alternate browsers or devices.

Help Guide | Video Tutorial

New Book Alerts

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Showcases the newest titles purchased by Barrie Public Library.

You can receive alerts for all new items via email or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click "check catalog" to place a hold on the item right away.
You can also read reviews and find read-a-like books.

New Item Alerts & SelectReads Help | Overview

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.

Video Tutorial

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.

Note:  The Publisher has provided temporary access to the items below while libraries are closed due to COVID-19:

PressReader

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Full-colour, full-page images of over 6,000 newspapers, business and current affairs titles from 120 countries in 60 languages the day they hit the newsstands.  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.

Video Tutorial for Pressreader website and mobile app | Printable Getting Started Guide

RBdigital Online Magazines

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Full digital copies of popular English and French magazines. Read online on your phone, tablet, computer or download the desktop app to read offline.  

Video Tutorial | Printable Getting Started Guide

SelectReads

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Sign up for monthly emails highlighting new items, reading suggestions, staff picks and more.

Browse selected genre lists of titles that Barrie Public Library has on its shelves, including books, audiobooks, music and DVDs.

New Item Alerts & SelectReads Help | SelectReads Overview

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, e-books, 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.

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 e-books, e-audiobooks, 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. Contains titles previously found in TumbleBookCloud Junior.

Video Tutorial