Holiday Closure: All branches of the Okanagan Regional Library will be closed from Monday, December 23 through Wednesday, January 1, for the holidays. See you when the library system re-opens on Thursday, January 2!
Want a great book to read but can't make it into the library? Do you need to find reliable information to help you ace that assignment? Check out these online collections and resources.
You will need to have your library card number and PIN code to use these online resources. If you do not have a library card, learn how you can join the library. If you need any assistance, contact staff at your closest library branch.
Find your favourite books in the library’s largest collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Learn how to get started with the ORL eBooks collection.
A fantastic source for eAudiobooks: find loads of titles, including quite a few popular titles and bestsellers. RBdigital also includes a small collection of classic eBooks. Best of all, most of the titles in the collection are always available for you to borrow, so you enjoy them right away.
Learn how to get started with the RBdigital collection.
(Formerly TumbleBookCloud) Instantly gratify your need to read: Get YA books and Graphic Novels -- There are no downloads or waitlists, the book plays right in the browser of your computer. Need a copy of 1984, Brave New World, or Frankenstein? There are quite a few books High School Language Arts curriculum in this collection, too!
Can’t figure out what to read next? Try out NoveList to find your next favourite book. Get read-alike suggestions for books you enjoy, read reviews of fiction books, and find recommended read lists for your favourite genre.
Academic Search Elite
Find solid information for your research papers and projects in Academic Search Elite, it is filled with scholarly articles from peer-reviewed journals in fields of study such as biology, chemistry, literature, and more.
Encyclopedia Britannica for Young Adults
Beyond articles, images and videos covering topics from A to Z, you can find an interactive World Atlas and tools for country stats comparisons, biographies, and how-to documents for research and writing reports.
Global Road Warrior
Global Road Warrior is packed with colour photos, over 1000 country maps and information on culture, customs and travel essentials for 175 countries and nations. It is great for students researching country information.
Points to the Past is a site where you can search through millions pages of digitized historical content and primary source materials such as maps, photographs, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, poems, sermons, and much more. No log in needed when accessing from within British Columbia!
These are only a few of the online resources the library has to offer, explore them all!