Complete List of Digital Resources (A-Z)

Below are online resources that our library subscribes to so you can access them for free using your library card number or within the library.  They contain loads of accurate information that is either difficult or not possible to find on the internet.

Library Card Required

Although we have reopened, you can still get a library card without having to visit us.  During this stressful time, we want to ensure as many people as possible can access all of our online resources.

If you do not have a library card with us, just contact us and we will create a temporary virtual one for you. If you already have a membership with us, but can’t remember your PIN number (or are having trouble logging in), contact us any day of the week when the Library is open so we can help you. Call us at 250-426-4063, or use the live chat feature at the bottom right of this screen. You can also message us on our Facebook page.

Ancestry Library Edition

Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Please contact your library for instructions on how to access this resource. Please use our contact form under the About Us menu. Once you have your access credentials, please click here

Auto Repair Source 

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labour estimates, service bulletins and recall.

Business Plan Handbooks

A compilation of business plans developed by small businesses throughout North America. Access is made possible by the Small Business Accelerator at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at UBC with financial support from the Sutherland Foundation.

Canadian Newsstand

Full-text access to over 200 Canadian newspapers, including The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun and many local BC papers. Coverage back to the 1970s and1980s for some newspapers.

Consumer Reports

One of the most trusted resources for information on consumer products.

Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses on a broad range of subjects that you can take entirely online.

Library To Go

Download and listen to best selling and classic e-books, digital audio books and digital maga anytime on your smartphone, tablet, computer, laptop.  You borrow the titles just like you would at the library.

NoveList

Looking for a good novel? Want to find book reviews? Desperate to find other authors that are similar to your favourite? Check out NoveList, a database of fiction books and authors, recommended reading lists, book discussion ideas and book reviews for all ages.

NoveList K-8

Discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers.

RBdigital

Digital magazines, audiobooks, and ebooks that you can download for free and read on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Clymer manuals containing thousands of maintenance and repair instructions for hundreds of small engine machines. Routine maintenance and more extensive repairs for motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, snowmobiles, lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, generators, and more are covered. Video Tutorial [3 minutes]

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is a curated database of children’s e-books. TumbleBooks has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels and Math Stories!

Open Access

BC Laws

BC Laws is published by the Queen’s Printer for British Columbia in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Legislative Assembly.

British Colonist

Every page of every issue, from the first one on December 11, 1858 until the end of June, 1910 has been scanned and made searchable.

British Columbia Codes

Includes the current BC Building Code (including Plumbing Services) and the BC Fire Code.

British Columbia Statistics

Statistics on population, business, the economy, labour and society. From BCStats, the central statistical agency of the Province of British Columbia.
Access 2006 Census full (31 page) profiles or any item with a “key” icon beside it is available here. (Note: Remote access is permitted if your library can provide authentication.)

Canadian Encyclopedia

A comprehensive information source about Canada and Canadians, for students, the general public and scholars. Includes articles written by experts, as well as web links and multimedia clips.  No library card is required to access these resources on the Internet.

Clicklaw

An Internet subject guide to authoritative legal resources in BC and Canada. Developed by the Legal Services Society of BC and now maintained by the BC Courthouse Library Society. No library card is required to access this resource on the Internet.

Gale Covid-19

Open access to Covid-19 educational resources.

Khan Academy

“Learn almost anything for free.” 3300 videos explain many subjects.

National Film Board of Canada

The National Film Board of Canada’s award-winning online Screening Room, featuring over 3,000 productions.

Points to the Past

Searchable primary source material: maps, photos, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, portraits, sermons, poems, and more. For research, teaching and learning.

Let’s Talk Science

As back to school season starts up once again, Let’s Talk Science will be right there with you – continuing to offer resources and activities for educators and caregivers to support STEM learning. While the fall will definitely be a season of change and adaptation, Let’s Talk Science is excited to offer new programming to support the needs of youth and educators across Canada. Let’s Talk Science remains committed to providing resources and activities that will encourage continued curiosity and learning and provide educators with the support they need to help youth thrive in this new environment.

 

In Library Use Only

Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards Online

Current vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation.