New: Keep a History of Items You've Borrowed from the Library

September 18, 2018 | Sandra

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You asked for it, and now we've got it! Starting today, you can opt in to keep a record of your borrowing history in your account on the library website. To start using borrowing history: Sign in to access the new Borrowing History section of your account. Click the Turn...

Toronto Public Library Breaks Ebook Record

August 15, 2018 | Wendy

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On July 31, 2018, Toronto Public Library became the first library in the world to lend over twenty million ebooks. "We've always said Toronto was a city of readers," says Maria Cipriano, the library's Senior Collections Specialist responsible for ebooks. "This proves it." In 2007, Toronto Public Library started its...

Good News: Your Library Card Now Gives You Access to NYTimes.com!

July 5, 2018 | Wendy

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Photo by Janne Räkköläinen. Licensed under Creative Commons. At the library, we want you to have access to all the news, all the time, when and where you want it. That's why we provide online access to: PressReader - 7, 000+ international newspapers and magazines including the Globe and Mail,...

Summer Learning with Brainfuse

June 25, 2018 | Joanne

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Students enrolled in summer school can get online homework help with Brainfuse. Professional tutors can help students up to grade 12 with math, reading, science, social studies and language arts. To get help: Go to Live Tutoring on the Brainfuse site. Select your grade and subject from the drop-down list....

7 Criterion Movies to Binge-Watch This Weekend (While You Still Can)

June 22, 2018 | Wendy

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The bad news: we'll no longer have access to 350 online streaming Criterion videos after this Friday. (Please read this post for all the details we've got.) The good news: a) You'll still have access to 50 of the most popular Criterion films through our (seriously excellent) Kanopy streaming service....

Last Chance to Stream: The Criterion Collection

June 22, 2018 | Wendy

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It makes us as sad as it makes you to announce that the Criterion Collection will no longer offer video streaming services to libraries, starting June 29, 2018. We know how much you loved being able to watch their huge selection of cinema classics; but the vendor has chosen not...

Learn Something New on Lynda.com

May 14, 2018 | Joanne

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Lynda.com offers tutorials led by industry experts on a variety of technical and business topics. Here is a small sample of some new online courses recently added. Social Media Marketing: Managing Online Communities Learn how to turn an online audience into an engaged community. Career Clinic: IT Insights This career...

Selling a vehicle privately? Need to update your will?

April 30, 2018 | Joanne

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LawDepot provides do-it-yourself legal forms relating to wills, powers of attorney, bills of sale, residential lease agreements, landlord/tenant notices, marriage and family and more. The forms are specific to the province of Ontario and Canada. There is no limit to the number of forms that you can use. All you...

RBdigital Audiobooks and Magazines: Now All on One Website

March 15, 2018 | Joanne

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If you borrow RBdigital magazines (formerly Zinio) or RBdigital audiobooks (formerly OneClick), you can expect to see some changes. A new, merged RBdigital website will be all you need to access both your magazines and audiobooks. About the new website: It combines RBdigital magazines and RBdigital audiobooks in one place....

Introducing Kanopy: 30,000 New Streaming Movies

January 23, 2018 | Wendy

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We’re adding 30,000 new streaming videos to our collection! Toronto Public Library is now offering a platform, Kanopy, that lets you stream thousands of feature films, documentaries, international films and training videos, for free, on all of your devices – and all you need to create your account is an...