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...

Planning A Road Trip?? Bring Along an eAudiobook

July 18, 2016 | Kelli

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Summer vacations often involve quite a bit of car travel. One way to help pass the time on a long drive is to listen to an audiobook. Toronto Public Library has many 'e' audiobooks that can be borrowed and downloaded to computers, smartphones and tablets or transferred (from a computer)...

Introducing Flipster: Maclean's, People, Chatelaine, and InStyle Now Available

June 22, 2016 | Kelli

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The Toronto Public Library recently added a new digital magazine service called Flipster. Flipster gives access to over 30 magazines, including many popular Canadian and International titles. All you need is a valid library card and a computer, tablet or smartphone. The magazines are always available, you can borrow as...

"The Great Courses" Now on Hoopla

May 16, 2016 | Kelli

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The very popular The Great Courses lecture series is now available on Hoopla! The Great Courses are a video series presented by award-winning experts from respected institutions who are selected for their ability to teach. Lectures are available on a wide variety of topics, including history, photography, mindfulness, physics and...