Instructional Videos and Conference Videos Available in Safari Tech & Business Books Online

April 19, 2017 | Joanne

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In addition to eBooks, Safari also includes over 3,000 online instructional videos on web development, software programming, graphic design tools and techniques along with training videos for software such as Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office and more. You can watch a video from start to finish or just skip...

New for Users of Zinio and OneClick Digital

March 16, 2017 | Margot

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Changes are coming for users of Zinio and OneClickdigital. Beginning on March 16, 2017, if you have an account with either Zinio or OneClickdigital, those accounts will be linked. If you have an account with only one of the two services, an account will automatically be created for you with...

Browse New Nonfiction Books More Easily

March 8, 2017 | Dara Renton

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You have long been waiting for better access to the library's newest nonfiction books. Well today, we have some good news for you. The library website now has a new way to browse popular nonfiction topics. We've created a larger set of topics to make discovery of new titles easier....

New OverDrive Website Coming February 13

February 9, 2017 | Maria

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The new OverDrive website will launch next Monday, February 13th. To preview the website click here. The updated website has been given a fresh new look and key enhancements include a simplified borrowing process and new browsing options. The transition to the new site should be seamless - checkouts, holds...

New Courses Available on Lynda.com

January 25, 2017 | Joanne

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Lynda.com makes available a great variety of technology and business-related online courses, free with your library card. About 20-30 new courses are added each week. Here is just a sample of some new online courses recently added. Find and Test Your Business Idea In this course, Dave Crenshaw helps you...

What are you (e)reading, Toronto? New site shows a live feed from the city that reads the most library ebooks

January 24, 2017 | Dara Renton

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Last week you may have heard that you live in the most well-read city in the world according to our ebook lending service. In 2016, Torontonians downloaded over 3 million ebooks and eaudiobooks from OverDrive. If you like data and want to be transfixed by the Toronto reading zeitgeist, we...

Account Beta Update

January 16, 2017 | Dara Renton

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Over 1,000 of you have used and tested the library’s new account since last fall. We’ve received hundreds of comments. Thank you to everyone who responded to using the beta and provided feedback. There was pretty much a 50/50 split on the design: some really loved it, while others thought...

TumbleBook Library No Longer Available

November 30, 2016 | Joanne

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TumbleBook Library is no longer available. Please see OverDrive's read-along format for children. This growing collection currently has over 1,400 titles which include all the popular Robert Munsch works. OverDrive eBooks & eAudiobooks for Kids also includes picture books, Sesame Street and Disney titles, beginning readers and chapter books.

Take an Online Course this Fall

October 11, 2016 | Joanne

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It's a great time to brush up on a skill or learn a new one. Gale Courses offers instructor-led online courses on a variety of topics -- free with your library card. Take as many courses as you want, whenever you want, as there are no limits. Courses run for...

Stream Cinema Classics - New Criterion Collection Now Available

September 6, 2016 | Joanne

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Attention all cinema enthusiasts! Criterion Collection, a new streaming video service, offers unlimited access to over 350 influential feature and documentary films of Ingmar Bergman, Luis Buñuel, Federico Fellini, John Ford, Jean-Luc Godard, Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, Francois Truffaut, Orson Welles and more. There are no limits to the number...