Did you know that you can visit Fraser Valley Regional Library's virtual library from the comfort of your own home or while you are on the go with your tablet or smart phone? The digital content link on our recently redesigned website at www.fvrl.bc.ca connects you to downloadable e-books and audiobooks, newspapers and magazines, music and so much more.
FVRL Overdrive and BC Library to Go have large collections of fiction and non-fiction e-books for the whole family.
Or, if you prefer to listen to audio books, visit OneClickDigital in addition to FVRL Overdrive or BC Library to Go.
Before enjoying your digital book, you create a personal account using your library card, then download free software or an app.
You will never have late fees with e-books or audio books.
Once your due date passes, you no longer have access to the book, and it is considered "returned"! TumbleBook Library and BookFlix are popular with young children. They can read, listen, and watch animated picture books, and puzzles and games add to the fun! BookFlix pairs classic picture books with related non-fiction books. TumbleBook Library users may create favourite playlists.
Use TumbleBookCloud to read and listen to chapter books, novels and plays. TumbleBookCloud is suitable for older children and teens or anyone learning English as a Second Language. TumbleBook Library, BookFlix, and TumbleBookCloud are easy to use. Just download the free Flash program and enjoy! If you have an interest or a hobby, Zinio has a magazine for you! Choose from more than 300 popular magazines on subjects ranging from art and photography to health and fitness to science and technology.
Use your library card to set up your account, download the free Zinio app and start enjoying your magazines on your computer, tablet, or smart phone.
Many magazines are digitally enhanced with audio, video, and live links.
Zinio is versatile: once you are logged into your Zinio account, you can use any device to access your magazine selections.
Do you like to keep in touch with events in your hometown? Or are you searching for information about recent or past public events? Click on Canadian Newsstand for free access to full-text newspaper articles appearing in major and rural newspapers across the country.
You can search by topic or browse each daily edition. Canadian Newsstand is an ideal resource for students and researchers.
Save, print, or email your search results for future reference, or use the built-in citation function when writing your essay or term paper.
Are you an opera lover? Or is jazz more your thing? Perhaps you enjoy listening to folk, or blues, or music from the big band era? Visit the Naxos Music Library and enjoy streaming music service to your computer or mobile device. Create personal playlists. Read libretti or synopses from your favourite operas.
Learn about the history of classical music, opera, or the instruments in the orchestra. Musicians can download music scores for piano, guitar, and vocals using Naxos Sheet Music Library. Users will be prompted to download the Naxos Sheet Music Viewer to their computer, allowing them to view, print, transpose, and listen to playback of most songs.
These are just a few of the 46 databases that make up FVRL's virtual library.
Visit our website and discover the wide range of information and entertainment that is available to anyone with a FVRL library card.
If you need further information about any of these virtual services, just call the information staff at your local library. Bring your laptop or e-reader to Drop-In Computer Help sessions every Monday afternoon between 2 and 3 p.m. at the Maple Ridge Library, where library staff can help you get started.
- Linda Madill is a library technician at the Maple Ridge Library
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