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Digital Media & Learning

Last Updated February 11, 2021

 

Libby, by Overdrive
  • Libby is the new app to enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from Overdrive
  • Easy to get started for first-time users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users.
  • Available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for smartphones and tablets.
  • Need help? Visit our full Libby Help site.
 
OverDrive
Gale Courses
  • Tons of free online courses that cover a large array of subjects
  • Click here to find out about on-line learning with GALE courses.
NNELS 
  • For people with print disabilities, digital talking books are available from NNELS.  Contact us to register as a qualified print disabled patron, and obtain your password, then log in with your library card.

*Please note that these collections are hosted on Third Party websites with their own privacy policies.

 

 


Search our Collections

Last Updated February 10, 2021

What is it you are looking for…

Your Account?

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Your Library card number is your user name for your account (you can change that once you log in).  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.

Books, e-books, audiobooks, or magazines?

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Search our Library’s catalogue to see if we have the book or item you want.

Place a hold on the items you find, or renew items checked-out.  (Log in with your Library card number–and the password assigned by our Library staff).

If its not in our Library…

BORROW FROM OTHER LIBRARIES

If our Library doesn’t have what you’re looking for, you may find it at another library and request that it be delivered to the Library.

Visit our Help page for more information.

Audio Books? eBooks? Magazines?

BC Libr Coop-Library2go Vanderhoof Public Library patrons have access to countless audiobooks and eBooks for loan from Library2Go, either to download and read or listen to, or to read via your browser.
Log in with your Library card number, and download eBooks, audioBooks, and magazines. Find out more about  downloading eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines.

Magazines or Periodicals?

Magazines We have magazines for all ages. Current issues may be read in the Library, and back issues may be checked out for a 3 week loan period.

Resources for People with Print Disabilities?

NNELS is the National Network for Equitable Library Service — providing digital talking books for people with print disabilities.  A print disability prevents or inhibits a person from reading conventional print.

Contact your Library for a PIN number so you can access this service.

 daisy-reader

 DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) is a technical standard for digital audio books, periodicals and computerized text.  DAISY is designed to be a complete audio substitute for print material.

The DAISY reader is used to play the DAISY digital audio books etc., and is available for loan.

Special Collections?

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The Bill Silver Digital Newspaper Archive is a database which searches the following newspapers: The Vanderhoof Herald 1917-1920, Nechako Chronicle 1920-1983 & the Omineca Express 1982-1989 and 1991-2007

Learn more about Bill Silver and the newspaper collection.

mary john  Mary John Collection
Books, DVD’s dedicated to First Nations related subjects.
Cheslatta: Michael's wife and baby - 1923 PHOTO ARCHIVE:  Historical and Carrier First Nation
(For viewing or photocopying only–not for loan)

 Reading Resources for Children?

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  • Literacy Kits are designed to help parents and caregivers encourage early literacy skills, and contain various literacy materials related to a specific theme.
  • Story Bags contain a popular story book, along with related props to encourage the child to act out the story being read.
  • French language resources include Junior Fiction books,
  • There is also Children’s Read-Along books with accompanying CD.

Reading Recommendations?

 

Homework Help?

 Check our Kids and Teens homework help pages.

Research a topic?

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You can find articles from journals, magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias by logging into one of the Library’s databases.

View a full list of our databases or recommended databases & websites by subject.

 

 


Finding and Borrowing Items & Placing Holds

Last Updated January 26, 2015

Finding & Borrowing eBooks & audioBooks

Placing Holds

*Please note that the eBook collection is hosted on a Third Party website with its own set of privacy policies.

 

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audioBooks: Transferring to an iPod or MP3 Player

Last Updated January 26, 2015

  1. Make sure you’ve downloaded OverDrive’s Media Console to your computer.
  2. Open Overdrive Media Console.
  3. Click once on the Audiobook you would like to transfer.
  4. Click on the "Transfer" button.
  5. When the Transfer Wizard opens, connect your device to the computer and follow the steps on the screen.
For further help, visit OverDrive's Help pages: *Please note that the eBook collection is hosted on a Third Party website with its own set of privacy policies.

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audioBooks: Downloading to a Computer

Last Updated June 2, 2014

Watch a video from Vancouver Public Library about how to download audioBooks to OverDrive Media Console.

MP3 vs WMA

audioBooks are available in 2 different formats: MP3 and WMA.   MP3:
  • Compatible with most devices, including Mac and Windows computers
  • Can be transferred to iPod or other compatible music players
  • Can be downloaded directly to mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets) using the OverDrive Media Console app
WMA:
  • Compatible with just Windows computers
  • Can be transferred to an iPod or other compatible music player

Find & Download audioBooks to Your Computer

  1. In your browser, search for audioBooks through the Library To Go website.
  2. When you find a book, click on its cover and then “Borrow”.
  3. If you’re not already logged in, enter your library name and library card number.
  4. To download audioBooks to your computer, you'll first need to download the Overdrive Media Console (you only need to download this once).
  5. Then, from your Overdrive bookshelf, click "Download".  If offered a choice, select "MP3 Audiobook" and then click "Confirm and Download".  Choose to open the file with Overdrive Media Console.  Click "okay" or "yes" to any pop-ups that may appear.

Learn how to transfer audioBooks from your computer to an iPod or MP3 player.

For further help, visit West Vancouver Memorial Library’s Help Page: BC Library Downloadable Audiobooks.

*Please note that the eBook collection is hosted on a Third Party website with its own set of privacy policies.

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About the eBook, audioBook, and eMagazine Service

Last Updated March 26, 2021

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What is Libby?

Libby is a free downloadable app that offers a collection of  eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines for free download.

Where to find Libby?

At https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/

or from the link on the home page of our website:

vanderhooflibrary.com

What Devices are Libby Compatible With?

  • Android Devices (Tablets & Phones)
  • Apple Devices (iPods, iPads, and iPhones)

Questions? Access Libby Support by going to this link https://help.libbyapp.com/en-us/index.htm

 


Library 2 go  is a provincially-run service for borrowing audioBooks and eBooks.
(Sometimes the service is referred to as OverDrive because that’s the name of the software used to run it.)

How many eBooks or audioBooks can I sign out with Library2go?

You can borrow 5 items at a time and check them out for 7, 14 or 21 days at a time.

How do I return an item?

Items are automatically returned (or expired).  They’ll still appear on your device, but will no longer be available.  You can either delete the title then or borrow it again.

Can I renew items?

No, but you can borrow the item again or place a hold on it.

Can I place a hold?

Yes, you can place holds on up to 5 items at a time.  You’ll receive an email when the hold is ready and will have 3 days to download the title.  To cancel a hold, sign into your account, click the “Holds” link and click the “Remove” link for the title.

Will my mobile device work with Library 2 Go?

Most likely yes, but check this list of compatible devices.   Vancouver Public Library has also put together information on how to choose an eReader that suits your needs.

Where can I get more help?

Contact your library for help or browse through these Help pages.

Find out more:

*Please note that the eBook collection is hosted on a Third Party website with its own set of privacy policies.


Search Our Catalogues

Last Updated January 24, 2019

In addition to our local Library, we have access to several online collections where you can borrow or access thousands of materials.

 

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Find and reserve books, movies, music, magazines that are available at the Vanderhoof Public LibraryClick here to search the catalogue.
If you are not able to find the item you wanted in our collection, we can likely get it for you from another Library.  On the Search Catalogue page, change the Library drop-down to search in the BC Interlibrary Connect (at the very top of the list of Libraries).  Put a hold on the book and it will be transferred for pick up at Vanderhoof.  By logging in to your account, you can renew it yourself if necessary.
Another option for finding the book you are looking for, is through Illume which searches other libraries in BC.  The book will then be delivered to the Vanderhoof Public Library.  See our guidelines on borrowing from other libraries.

BC Libr Coop-Library2go

Vanderhoof Public Library patrons have access to countless audiobooks and eBooks for loan from two sources either to download and read or listen to, or to read via your browser:

Library 2 go  — Log in with your Library card number, and download eBooks and audioBooksLearn more

RBdigital — create an account on your first visit to the website. Select the “Register” link in the upper right-hand side of the screen. Fill in the account verification information, including your Library card number.  Learn more

From RBdigital you can also download your favourite magazines free to your computer or mobile device.

zinio for people

The Library subscribes to loads of popular magazines that you can download free to your computer or mobile device.  To access the service, go to the Library’s Zinio site.

Click here for more information about Zinio Digital Magazines.

indieflix Thousands of independent movies at indieflix, available to stream at any time–FREE for your viewing pleasure.
 newspaper article cropped

The Bill Silver Digital Newspaper Archive is a database which searches the following newspapers: The Vanderhoof Herald 1917-1920, Nechako Chronicle 1920-1983 & the Omineca Express 1982-1989 and 1991-2007

Learn more about Bill Silver and the newspaper collection here.

NNELS is the National Network for Equitable Library Service — providing digital talking books for people with print disabilities.  A print disability prevents or inhibits a person from reading conventional print.

Contact your Library for a PIN number so you can access this service.

Log in with your library card and assigned PIN number.