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Digital Books and More to Enjoy Over the Holidays

by ORL News | Dec 20, 2016
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All ORL branches are closed beginning Friday, December 23 and resuming normal operating hours on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Loan periods have been changed so no materials are due over the closure and book bins are closed. Find out more.

Though library branches may be closed over the holidays, our online library is always open!

Stay cozy and warm inside while delighting in free movies, magazines, eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more – all available through your library website with library membership.

 

Digital books for the whole family

ORL eBooks is the ORL’s largest collection of downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks. With hundreds of popular fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from, this collection will have something for everyone. You can enjoy best-selling novels, well-known classics, self-improvement guides, and much more. Learn how to get started at http://www.orl.bc.ca/elibrary/orl-ebooks.

 

The TumbleBook Library for Kids features animated, talking picture books as well as puzzles and games, based on books in the collection.

TumbleBookCloud is great for tweens and teens. A part from a eBooks, the collection includes graphic novels, quite a few books found on High School Language Arts curriculum, and eAudiobooks.

With these two collections, there are no downloads or waitlists and the book plays right in the browser of your computer or your tablet. 

Find these and other digital book collections for kids at http://www.orl.bc.ca/kids-teens/kids/digital-books-and-more.

 

The OneClickdigital Collection features thousands of eAudiobooks (and a small selection of Classic eBooks). It is a great way to find books to listen to while you are travelling to see family or knitting at home – hopefully by a nice fireplace. Most of the eAudiobooks are always available to borrow. Learn how to get started at http://www.orl.bc.ca/elibrary/oneclickdigital.

 

Get a head start on New Year’s resolutions of self-improvement, learn a new language or a new skill!

Use the holidays to learn a new language through Rosetta Stone. You will receive fifty hours of instruction for each of the thirty languages offered. Learn Spanish, German, Korean, Arabic, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese and more. You can enjoy Rosetta Stone on your computer, or you can enjoy it on your smartphone or tablet using the Rosetta Stone mobile app. Learn how to get started at http://www.orl.bc.ca/elibrary/rosetta-stone.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to improve your photography skills, learn how to design a logo, or develop business and marketing skills? You can watch video tutorials on these topics, and so much more, for free with your library card, through Lynda.com. Learn how to get started at http://www.orl.bc.ca/elibrary/lynda.

 

Watch Free Movies

InstantFlix gives ORL customers unlimited access to over 7,000 film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, as well as and shorts and documentaries from around the world. There is no software or apps to download! The movies play directly on your browser through the internet. Learn how to get started at http://www.orl.bc.ca/elibrary/emovies.

 

Read Free Magazines and Newspapers

Want to catch up with the latest in politics, business, and celebrity gossip? Or get new crafting, hobby, or holiday entertainment ideas? Check out Zinio for Libraries. This collection offers ORL customers access to hundreds of popular magazines! Learn how to get started at http://www.orl.bc.ca/elibrary/zinio.

Keep up with news from Canada and all over the world, with PressReader, the world’s largest online newspaper and magazine kiosk. ORL members have free access to full content digital replicas of more than 4,000 publications including, such as the Globe and Mail, the Washington Post, and The Guardian. Learn how to get started at http://www.orl.bc.ca/elibrary/pressreader.

This is just a taste of the digital resources the library has to offer. Discover all of the ORL's digital resources.

 

Enjoy your holidays – we can’t wait to see you when the library system re-opens on January 3.

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