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...

Hoopla Digital Music and Video: Important Information About Your Library Card

June 18, 2015 | Dara Renton

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Effective July 3, 2015, expired and blocked library cards will be prevented from checking out materials on Hoopla. To continue using Hoopla, please make sure your library card is valid and in good standing. If you try to borrow an item with a card that is blocked or expired, you...

Featured Titles and Collections - Find Your Next Book

May 27, 2015 | Kelli

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If you are a regular OverDrive user, you may have noticed the new Featured Title on the main OverDrive homepage. The Featured Title is selected from the many excellent and formerly popular eBooks that are in the collection, which now have copies available. Check our OverDrive website frequently to find...

The Toronto Poetry Map - A New Pattern for Our Digital Projects

April 9, 2015 | Alan H.

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We launched the Toronto Poetry Map at the start of April to mark National Poetry Month, and I've been pleased by both the media interest and the social media traffic. I had a strong personal interest in this project as a reader of Canadian poetry, so it was a particular...