Did you know that you can access a variety of free online resources with your library card? The library has e-books, audiobooks, research databases, and educational materials available for you. You may even be able to access some content without using your library card. Take advantage of these resources today and explore what the library has to offer.
Discover resources on British Columbia’s legal system, family justice, dispute resolution, and support programs. Content accessible from in or outside the library. A library card is not necessary to access it.
British Columbia Codes
The Province of BC is now offering the BC Building, Plumbing and Fire Codes online at no charge. This aligns with the Federal Government of Canada’s recently announced changes to the National Model Codes.
EBSCOhost is an intuitive online research platform used by thousands of institutions and millions of users worldwide. With quality databases and search features, EBSCOhost helps researchers of all kinds find the information they need fast.
Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Elite offers a comprehensive solution to support the research needs of academic professionals. It provides access to acclaimed full-text scholarly journals and magazines, including active and peer-reviewed publications. This platform offers a wide range of non-open access journals that are available in full-text format.
Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive database that offers an extensive range of health and wellness content. This database is designed to provide users with a thorough understanding of a broad range of topics across the health and wellness spectrum, including mainstream medicine as well as complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.
Business Source Premier
Business Source Ultimate is a scholarly database that grants access to peer-reviewed, full-text journals and other resources that provide historical information and current trends in business, accounting, commerce, finance, banking, marketing, and management.
Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) is a research database that specializes in library and information science studies. It offers free indexing and abstracting services for hundreds of important journals, books, and research reports. EBSCO is committed to providing continuous access to this resource.
MasterFILE Premier is a comprehensive collection of full-text magazines, e-books, primary source documents, and an extensive image collection designed exclusively for public libraries.
Primary Search: Main Edition is a comprehensive full-text database that caters to the information needs of elementary school libraries. This database comprises a wide range of children’s magazines that cover a diverse range of topics, such as science, health, and geography. The database offers an excellent platform for students to expand their knowledge as they learn and explore various subjects. With this resource, students can easily access valuable information from trusted sources and enhance their understanding of the world around them.
Teacher Reference Center
A research database for teachers, the Teacher Reference Center (TRC), indexes and provides abstracts for over 230 peer-reviewed journals.
KnowBC is brought to you by the Encyclopedia of British Columbia, the ultimate reference for all things related to BC. From its First Nations to its natural resources, history, arts, and culture, the Encyclopedia offers accurate and authoritative information. Content accessible from in or outside the library. A library card is not necessary to access it.
LinkedIn Learning is an online platform that provides access to over 5,000 expert-led courses in business, technology, and creative fields. It is available for free with your library card and focuses on professional development. The platform offers personalized recommendations to cater to individual learning preferences, making it easier for users to improve their skills and advance their careers.
Libby (eBooks & Audiobooks)
Download free eBooks and audiobooks to your computer, eReader or mobile device. With your library card, the Libby app will give you access to over 90,000 fiction and non-fiction eBooks and audiobooks for all ages.
With Libby, you can easily browse, borrow, and read or listen to your favourite books anytime, anywhere.
LOTE Online for Kids
Access LOTE Online for Kids with your library card to enjoy a vast collection of digital picture books in different world languages. You can download the LOTE4Kids app and access the collection with your library barcode on any device. Through the magic of storytelling, children can learn languages while indulging in the joy of reading. The platform offers unlimited access to more than 1,400 book titles in over 60 different languages, along with their English translations.
With timeless classics such as Sleeping Beauty, Three Billy Goats Gruff, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, this e-resource adds value to multilingual storytime.
Points to the Past
Points to the Past is your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources, made up of nearly 200 million pages of digitized historical content – maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, and much more. Researchers are free to explore a vast range of resources through Points to the Past, including Eighteenth Century and Nineteenth Century Collections Online, esteemed periodicals such as the Economist and the Financial Times, and digitized materials from the Smithsonian Institution.