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Books, Movies, Books on CDs and more?

  • Check the lists of books new to the Library in recent months, or the books which will arrive in the coming weeks.  Log into your account and put a hold on the ones you are interested in reading.
  • Search our Library’s catalogue to see if we have a book you want to read.
  • Place a hold on the items you find, using your Library card number and the password assigned by our Library staff.  (Give us a call if you don’t have a password yet).
  • If you weren’t able to find the item you wanted in our collection, it may be available from another Library in BC.  On the Search Catalogue page, click on the Search Library drop-down, scroll to the top of the list and choose
    BC Interlibrary Connect (rather than Vanderhoof Public Library).  When you find what you are searching for, you can put a hold on the book and it will be transferred for pick up at Vanderhoof.
  • If you cannot find it through BC InterlibraryConnect (above), you can also try  Outlook Online, a catalogue for the remaining BC libraries.  When you request an item from another library, it will be delivered to your home library for pick up.  (Visit our Outlook Online Help page for more information.)
  • Watch streaming indie movies from InstantFlix.

Magazines or Periodicals?

  • Click for a list of magazines available at the Library. Current issues may be read in the Library.  Back issues may be checked out for a 3 week loan period.
  • Also check out Digital Magazines at Zinio.  Create an account and log-in for free magazine downloads to your choice of readers.

eBooks or audiobooks?

Reading Resources for Children?

  • Literacy Kits are designed to help parents and caregivers encourage early literacy skills; they contain various literacy materials related to a specific theme.    Click to learn more about the Literacy Kits.
  • Story Bags contain a popular story book, along with related props to encourage the child to act out the story being read.  See photos of our Story Bags.
  • Learning CD-ROMs are available in the Children’s Section.
  • Lisez en francais  Check out our French language resources — Children’s Read-Along books with accompanying CD.

Resources for People with Print Disabilities?

  • The DAISY reader is used to play the DAISY digital audio books etc., and is available for loan.
  • Check the NNELS website for talking books for the print disabled.  NNELS is the National Network for Equitable Library Service: The Canadian Accessible Library System.
    NNELS extends access to a growing collection of accessible library titles produced by, for, and with Canadians with visual impairments and print disabilities. NNELS connects public library patrons with the materials and formats they want, emphasizing user-requested content.

Special Collections?

Reading Recommendations?

  • Check out Home Page for links to our New Arrivals lists for Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction.
  • Log into NoveList with your Library card number:  enter a title or author, and view resulting recommended books.  Or, browse lists by genre or subject.
  • GoodReads — the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world
  • CBC Books  — for Canada Reads, Canada Writes, The Next Chapter, Writers & Company, etc.
  • Globe and Mail — Book Reviews | Best Seller Lists
  • New York Times —  Book Reviews | Best Seller Lists

Homework help?

  • Check our Kids and Teens homework help pages.

Research?

Your Account?

  • Your Library card number is your user name for your account; call or visit the Library to request your password.
  • Log in to see items you’ve checked out, renew materials, and to place items on hold.
  • If we don’t have an item, make a purchase suggestion using our online contact form.

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