Get Vacation Ready with these Resources

June 20, 2022 | Mike

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Scottish Highlands. Photo taken by author. Summer is here and for many people that means one thing - it is time for a vacation! Whether you are planning on staying close to home or heading on a plane to destinations unknown, the library can be with you for every kilometre...

Thousands of Full-Text Books Now Available Through MIT Press Direct

May 16, 2022 | Mike

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Good news! Your Toronto Public Library card now gives to access to over 3,500 full-text ebooks through MIT Press Direct. These research books cover topics such as economics, technology, science, philosophy and more. The best part is that these books are always available – there are no waitlists or limits...

Toronto Public Library Reaches 50 Million Loans on OverDrive

April 6, 2022 | Mike

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Toronto Public Library achieved a new milestone and became the first library system in the world to reach 50 million checkouts through OverDrive. The 50 millionth loan was A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson. It is fitting that the 50 millionth checkout is by an acclaimed Canadian author. A...

Calling all book worms for a Canada-wide, bilingual digital book club!

March 31, 2022 | Mike

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This April, hundreds of participating Canadian public libraries will offer unlimited access to The Break by Katherena Vermette in eBook and eAudiobook formats. The Break will be available to TPL cardholders in English (OverDrive) and French (Cantook Station), without holds or waitlists, throughout the entire month. In The Break, a...

OverDrive Tips and Tricks

March 16, 2022 | Mike

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Torontonians love OverDrive – a lot. In 2021, Toronto Public Library circulated almost 10 million ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines through OverDrive. It was the ninth straight year that TPL led the world in total OverDrive circulation. In lending out millions of ebooks and audiobooks every year, we have learned...

The OverDrive App is Easing into Retirement

February 17, 2022 | Mike

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Change can be scary, especially when talking about OverDrive, our biggest collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. So, let me start with two important words: don’t panic. OverDrive isn’t going anywhere. In fact, anyone already using the Libby app can stop reading – I won’t be offended. "studying" by scottfeldstein is...

What to Watch on Hoopla This Month

November 8, 2021 | Wendy B.

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Your library card gives you access to several streaming video options, from BBC classic movies to kids' cartoons to meditation videos. Today, we're looking at some of the feature films available on Hoopla. What is Hoopla? Hoopla is a platform that we subscribe to for digital movies, music and comics....

Two New Business Resources

November 1, 2021 | Wendy B.

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If you're a professional in the fields of marketing, accounting, HR , finance, business strategy or management, you're in luck. Your library card now gives you access to two new online resources for business research: Business Source Complete, and home access to CARDonline. Business Source Complete Stay on top of...

New! Access The Wall Street Journal online with your library card

September 24, 2021 | Wendy B.

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Looking for in-depth, up-to-date business and finance news? You're in luck! The digital edition of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is now available, in English, Chinese and Japanese, with your library card or Digital Access Card. How to get it There are two ways you can access the Wall Street...

Flipster: Canadian eMagazines

August 9, 2021 | Wendy B.

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You might already be aware that you can read a huge variety of international digital magazines on both OverDrive and PressReader with your library card. But did you know that we have another platform with a collection of specifically Canadian magazines? It's called Flipster, and you might be surprised by...