'Great Courses' Lectures Now Available on OneClickdigital Audiobooks

January 26, 2016 | Kelli

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Do you enjoy attending lectures, but do not have the time or money to go back to school? The Great Courses are for you! The Great Courses is a lecture series by award-winning experts and professors who are from respected institutions and are selected for their ability to teach. It's...

Get the Latest Tech and Business Books Online

January 20, 2016 | Joanne

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It is 2016 and technology is everywhere. How do you keep up with the latest developments? Safari Tech & Business Books Online can help. Safari offers current ebook and videos from major publishers. New titles are generally added on a monthly basis. The publishers determine which titles are available to...

Bringing Ebooks and Print Closer Together on the Library Website

January 5, 2016 | Sandra

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Are you an ebook reader, a print book reader, or both? For those of us who borrow both physical books and ebooks from the library, going back and forth between the main library website and the OverDrive ebook service can be inconvenient. Why do we have to borrow ebooks through...

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...