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Enjoy your library anytime, anywhere with these online resources. All you need is your library card and PIN! Not an ORL member? Get a library card, today

Need help? Email, connect with your nearest library, or call library staff at 1-844-649-8127.


Academic Search Elite provides articles from more than 2,000 publications (many peer-reviewed) from a wide array of academic fields, from history and to literature to economics and the sciences. 
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Alldata is a comprehensive database of car repair information for domestic and imported cars, light trucks, and vans from 1982 to the present. Includes maintenance schedules, illustrated diagnosis and repair procedures, and technical service bulletins.
Available for use on computers in Kelowna, Salmon Arm and Vernon library branches.


Ancestry: Library Edition has more than one and a half billion names in over 7,000 databases. Birth, marriage, death, church, military, court, passenger lists and more, from Canada, U.S. and the U.K.
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Available at home until December 31, 2021.


Auto Repair Source provides automotive diagnostic and repair information, including technical service bulletins & recalls.
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BC Codes includes the BC Building Code, Fire Code, and Plumbing Services. Describes minimum construction requirements for safe buildings in BC. Find it under the Public Library label. 


BC Laws is your source for current law in BC including complete Statutes and Regulations, Third Reading Bills, Orders in Council and more.


Britannica Library - Reference Center provides articles on a complete range of subjects, an atlas and tools for country comparisons, biographies, and how-to documents for research and writing reports and more.
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Britannica Library - Children provides age-appropriate articles on a variety of subjects. Check out the Discover Britannica features like “Canada in Focus” and the interactive World Atlas. 

Britannica Library - Young Adults provides articles written for students on a complete range of subjects, an atlas and tools for making statistical and informational comparisons across countries, biographies, and how-to documents for research and writing reports.

Business Plans Handbook is a collection of business plans written by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America.


Canadian Newsstream is an online collection of Canadian newspapers. Includes the Globe and Mail, the Province, the National Post and many more. You can also find your local community newspapers from across the Okanagan region.
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Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) is an additional collection of accessible materials for customers with print disabilities and professionals who work with people with print disabilities.
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Consumer Reports magazine is available through MasterFILE Premiere. Explore current and past articles of Consumer Reports, by selecting the year and issue.


EBSCOhost is a powerful online research database offering a variety of full-text scholarly and popular articles from journals and magazines. Ideal for general, business, academic, health and consumer research.
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FamilySearch affiliate library access is available at the Kelowna library branch, on its two research computers or when using the library’s Wi-Fi. FamilySearch is a genealogy website featuring millions of digital images and records that are collected via the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. With affiliate library access, you can view millions of digital genealogical records that are normally restricted to the public. You will need to create a free FamilySearch account the first time you use the site (see Privacy notice, Terms of use).
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Full access to FamilySearch is available at the downtown Kelowna Library Branch only.  


Flipster Digital Magazines (new!) provides you with instant access to magazines you know and love, like People, Martha Stewart Living, and Maclean’s. You can read these magazines online on the browser of your computer, smartphone or tablet, or download them for off-line reading on the Flipster App.
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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 customers preparing to travel abroad for business or recreation or for students researching country information.
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Grant Connect Delta  is a useful resource for charities and non-profits seeking funding. Browse through thousands of funding organizations, including Canadian grant-making foundations, corporations and government agencies. 
Available on library computers and at home. Up to 2 patrons can browse this resource at home at a time. 


GreenFILE provides both scholarly and general interest information on a variety of topics concerning human impact on the environment, such as global warming, recycling and alternative energy sources.


Home Improvement Reference Center features a variety of full text articles from home improvement magazines and reference books, as well as how-to videos, for subjects covering such areas as remodelling, and plumbing, woodworking and more.


International Newsstream gives you access to more than 800 of the world's top newspapers outside of the US and Canada. It includes newspapers like The Times (London), The Bangkok Post, El Norte, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, and South China Morning Post. Find recent news articles as well as archives that stretch back decades.


Kanopy Streaming Films gives ORL members access to 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. Your library card will let you watch up to 5 movies per month. 

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Also from Kanopy:

  • The Great Courses offers you the opportunity to expand your mind from the comfort of home with lectures given by esteemed professors and teachers. You can learn about the history of the ancient world, physics and math, animals, or business! Best part? No homework or exams! Even better? The videos will not take up your monthly Kanopy film limit.
  • Kanopy Kids features videos that can help children learn and grow with a variety of educational and entertaining topics as history, languages, and science. There are movies, TV series, and animated favourites. The videos will not take up your monthly Kanopy film limit, so your kids are free to explore enriching and inspiring videos. Learn more about using Kanopy Kids mode.


LinkedIn Learning for Libraries (formerly is your source for online learning. ORL members have access to thousands of video tutorials covering topics such as business, project management, popular software, and much more. Courses are taught by industry experts. Learn something new today! 
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Notice: On March 24, moved to LinkedIn Learning for Libraries. To find out more details, go to


MasterFILE Premier simultaneously searches databases of full text articles and abstracts from over 2,000 popular and scholarly magazines. Ideal for general, academic, business, health and consumer research (including Consumer Reports).
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National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) is a collection of accessible, downloadable titles for Canadians with print disabilities.
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Naxos Music Library: Classical is an online collection of classical music. The service offers streaming access to more than 135,000 recordings, totalling over 2 million tracks, and new recordings are added monthly.
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Niche Academy - Online Resource Tutorials: Learn how to use your library's online resources. Watch tutorials about how to enjoy digital books, magazines, movies, and how to use our genealogical databases, journal collections and encyclopedias for research. 


Niche Academy - Social Media & Tech Basics: Learn how to use Facebook, Gmail, Goodreads, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Twitter, and get some tips for using your iPad.


NoveList has information on over 125,000 fiction titles. It includes reviews, annotations, author read-alikes, discussion guides and book talks. Great for Book Clubs.
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ORL eBooks is the ORL’s main 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.
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ORL eBooks for Kids. This eReading Room showcases only the digital children’s books from the ORL eBooks collection, making it easier for kids to find just what they want! The steps for borrowing, downloading and enjoying books are the same as for the ORL eBooks collection. 


OverDrive Magazines is the new home for RBdigital Magazines. ORL customers choose from over 3,000 popular, always available, magazines ranging from sports, science, fashion and entertainment. You can read these magazines online in your browser or download them for off-line reading on the Libby App.
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ORL Resources for Small Business: If you need help with payroll, hiring and training employees, marketing, IT, social media, or any other functions to ensure your business thrives, your library is here to help! Check out our online guide for resources you can access in or borrow from your library.


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. 


PressReader is an online collection of over 7,000 newspaper and magazine publications from around the world! Get same day access as the newsstands from the comfort of home. Read newspapers and magazines in print-like layout, or read in SmartFlow format, which is optimized for your screen. Publications include The Daily CourierThe GuardianVancouver Sun and so many more.
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NoteThe Globe and Mail is available to read in-library only, if you try to open the newspaper from home you will be brought to a blank page. Select the menu icon in the top left corner to find a different publication. 


Rosetta Stone: Learn Spanish, German, Korean, Arabic, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese and many more. 
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Small Engine Repair and Reference Center provides information on maintenances and tune-ups for ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, personal watercraft/jet ski, snow blowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines.


TeenBookCloud includes digital chapter books and graphic novels with sentence highlighting and narration, as well as eAudiobooks, for middle and high school-aged readers.


TumbleBook Library for Kids. TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books. The collection has fiction and non-fiction titles in English, as well as titles in French and Spanish. It also includes puzzles and games.
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TumbleBookCloud Junior features Read-Along books and graphic novels, which contain narration and sentence highlighting, as well as eBooks, eAudiobooks and short educational videos, for elementary school-aged readers.

Note: We’ll be saying goodbye to the TumbleBookCloud Junior website on December 31, 2021. For books aimed at readers in Grades 3 to 6, go to TumbleBook Library for Kids. For books aimed at upper-middle readers, go to TeenBookCloud. 



Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards Online includes vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation from The Queen’s Printer, and the Ministry of Transportation. Includes official bulletins, and inspection manuals for commercial vehicles, motorcycles, semi-trailers and buses.
Available for use on library computers only.