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Get into the Holiday Spirit with Hoopla Music and Movies

December 16, 2014 | Kelli | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

While I could live without the the shorter days and colder weather that comes with December, I love the opportunity to get into the holiday spirit by listening to my favourite holiday music, watching my favourite holiday movies, and, of course, indulging in my Mom's Christmas cookies!  Yum!

Hoopla, the Toronto Public Library's digital music and video collection, has many music albums and movies to help you get into the holiday spirit too. Have a look, maybe you'll find a new favourite album or film to add to your holiday traditions.     

Here is a selection of the many holiday albums and movies available through Hoopla:

Holiday Music:

CHristmas Kisses Ariana Grande Il volo Oscar peterson White christmas Rod stewart
Ellen's holiday album Mary j blige Charlie brown Holy christmas Faith hill
Kenny rogers Idina menzel Seth mcfarlane Disney princesses Andre rieu


Holiday Films:

Christmas carol Story of christmas Christmas kiss Merry friggin christmas Dog saved christmas

For more information on using Hoopla, visit our Getting Started with Hoopla webpage and download the Hoopla User Guide.  New items are added weekly, so be sure to check back regularly. 


Zinio eMagazines: The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Many Other Magazines Now Available

December 9, 2014 | Kelli | Comments (0) Facebook Twitter More...

An excellent collection of magazines from publisher Condé Nast was recently added to our Zinio eMagazine collection. If it has been awhile since you browsed the collection, it's time to have another look!  

Are you new to Zinio eMagazines? Have a look at our Getting Started with Zinio webpage and download the Download Zinio User Guide. The Zinio app is available for Apple, Android and Windows 8 devices. 

The eMagazines checked out from the Zinio collection are yours to keep. They do not have to be returned and there are never any fines.

Here is a selection of the new magazines: 

Architectural digest Bon appetit Brides Conde Nast Traveler Details
Glamour   Golf digest

Gq Lucky New Yorker
Self Teen vogue Vanith fair Vogue Wired

There are also many new magazines in other languages.  Here are few: 

Marie Claire maison Vogue china Vanity fair italy Instyle Scientific american portuguese


Welcome to the Digital Library Services Blog

December 2, 2014 | Dara Renton | Comments (1) Facebook Twitter More...

Six years ago we created the Web Team blog so that we could talk with you about what the Toronto Public Library is doing and planning online. Topics included the libray account, search and all our online and interactive services.

The Digital Library Services blog is the new place where we'll continue that discussion, but we've added a bit more to the mix, mainly service updates and information about our rapidly growing and popular ebook and download services

So, welcome to the new home of discussions about our website and ebook and downloadable services.

Digital Library Services staff from the Toronto Public Library talk about recent changes, future plans and ideas and issues you raise about the library's online and digital services.

What we're reading on the web