Let Us Download! Get Started with eBooks, Magazines, Music and Movies

December 23, 2015 | Kelli

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Toronto Public Library has a fantastic selection of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, music and television shows available which can be downloaded or streamed on smartphones, tablets and computers. For most items, the downloaded computer file will either disappear or just stop working after the borrowing period has ended. The borrowed...

Hoopla: Digital Comics and Graphic Novels Now Available

November 18, 2015 | Kelli

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In addition to all the great music, movies and television shows, we now have over 4,000 comics and graphic books available for streaming or downloading through Toronto Public Library's Hoopla digital service. There are comics and graphic novels available for children, teens and adults. The content is always available, it...

Learn Online with Lynda.com - Now Free for TPL Cardholders

November 2, 2015 | Joanne

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The online learning platform Lynda.com is now available for free to Toronto Public Library customers. Lynda.com offers over 3,500 video tutorial courses led by industry experts on topics including: Computer programming and web and app development, from beginner to advanced levels Business software, marketing and communications, leadership and project management...

New eMagazines Added to Zinio (Including Dr. Oz)

October 22, 2015 | Kelli

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More magazines have been added to our Zinio eMagazine collection. Magazines for adults, children and teens have been added, as well as some German language magazines. Here are some of the new adult magazines: Some Children's and Teen magazines: To see all the magazines for kids, select the Children in...

New Email Reminders: Don’t Be Caught Off Guard with an Expired Library Card!

October 6, 2015 | Sandra

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Library cards expire once a year and must be renewed by visiting a branch in person to show identification. We know this can be inconvenient, so we’re introducing a new way to get advance warning when your expiry date is approaching. If you’re signed up for email notification, you will...

Place More Holds! Keep Your Checkouts Longer!

September 30, 2015 | Sandra

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Good news: recent changes to the library’s borrowing policy for physical materials* mean you can now place more holds and keep your checked-out items longer. More holds The maximum number of items you can have on hold at one time has been increased from 60 to 100. Learn more about...

Participants needed for account usability testing next week

September 17, 2015 | Dara Renton

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As you may know, the library is working on a redesign of the account section of the TPL website. Part of this process involves getting users in front of prototypes of the design to test usability and see if our ideas are working. This will allow us to improve and...

Bring Zinio eMagazines With You On Vacation

July 31, 2015 | Kelli

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Whether your vacation is spent relaxing at a cottage or a flying away to explore a new city, magazines are great to have along. If you will have your tablet or laptop with you, don't forget to stock up on free eMagazines before you leave. Our Zinio eMagazines are free...

A Mobile-Friendly Sign-in Page

June 25, 2015 | Sandra

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Starting today, when you sign in to your account on the library website, you may notice that the Sign In page looks a bit different. We have redesigned the page to make it easier to use on mobile devices. One feature not included in this update is the option to...

Streaming Audiobooks Now Available

June 25, 2015 | Kelli

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The Toronto Public Library has two collections of electronic audiobooks (eAudiobooks): OverDrive and OneClickdigital. For many years, these eAudiobooks have been available to download and play on personal computers, mp3 players, iPods, smartphones and tablets. Now these eAudiobooks can be streamed on computers and mobile devices as well. Streaming audiobooks...