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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.

 

 


eBook Websites

Last Updated January 27, 2021

Here’s a list of websites offering eBooks for download:

Project Gutenberg 30,000 free books online.
Literature.org The online literature library – unabridged.
NovelGuide Novel resource guide and literature.
Bibliomania Free online literature and study guides.
Read Print Online Books, Poems, Short Stories.
Bartleby.com: Great Books Online Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus and hundreds more.
Shakespeare’s Sonnets A comprehensive site of William Shakespeare’s sonnets.
International Children’s Digital Library Read free children books online.


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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eBooks: Downloading to a Sony Wifi

Last Updated June 2, 2014

  1. Authorize your Sony Wifi:
    1. Skip ahead to Step 2 if you’ve already authorized your Sony eReader.
    2. Turn on your eReader and connect to a WiFi network.
    3. On the home screen, tap the “Reader Store” button.
    4. Choose "Create Account" and fill in the fields.
  2. Press the home button, and then go to the second home page (arrow is just under the "Collections" button).
  3. Press the "Public Library" button.
  4. If you don’t have a saved search:
    1. Enter your library's name, city, or province in the search box and search.
    2. Choose your library from the list of results.
    3. Choose your library system name from the following page.
  5. If you do have a saved search, press your library's name.
  6. Find and choose an eBook.  To best find a book that you can check out right away:
    1. Click on "eSearches".
    2. Under format choose "ePub".
    3. Click the "Only show copies with titles available" checkbox and search.
  7. Add the book to your cart and checkout.
  8. Enter the name of your library, and your library card number.
  9. Download your library book.
  10. Press the Home button, and your book will be in the "Recently Added" section.  Tap it to start reading.

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

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Transferring eBooks to an eReader (Kobo, Nook or other compatible device)

Last Updated June 2, 2014

Check the compatibility of your eReader to ensure it'll work with Library To Go. Watch a video about how to transfer eBooks.
  1. Make sure you’ve downloaded Adobe Digital Editions to your computer.
  2. Authorize Your eReader:
    1. Skip to Step 3 if you’ve already authorized your reader with your computer.
    2. Connect your device to your computer.
    3. Open Adobe Digital Editions.
    4. Follow any instructions on your eReader's screen that say "Manage" or "Connect."
    5. Once your device is recognized, it should show up as an icon in the left-hand panel of Adobe Digital Editions in "Read" view.
  3. To copy a book to your eReader using Adobe Digital Editions, select the title and right click and copy to device, or drag and drop the eBook onto the device icon.
*Please note that the eBook collection is hosted on a Third Party website with its own set of privacy policies.  

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eBooks: Downloading to a Computer

Last Updated April 7, 2020

Download Adobe Digital Editions (free)

If you’ve already downloaded Adobe Digital Editions, skip this step and scroll down to Using Library To Go to Download an eBook.

  1. Go to http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions.html
  2. Click “Download Now”.
  3. Choose Windows or Mac.
  4. Download and install the software.
  5. The first time you download, you’ll be prompted for your Adobe ID, which you can get by clicking on “Create Adobe ID” or going to https://www.adobe.com/account/sign-in.adobedotcom.html. This lets you transfer items across multiple devices. Once you have your ID and password, enter it into the Adobe Digital Editions installation screen (if you’re not prompted for the ID, click Help and Authorize Computer). Enter your Adobe ID and password and click “Authorize”.

Watch a video on how to download Adobe Digital Editions.

Using Library To Go to Download an eBook

  1. In your browser, go to Library 2Go, the eBook and audiobook catalogue.
  2. Browse or search for books.
  3. When you find an item you want to borrow, click on it to view more information.
  4. Click the “Borrow” button.  You’ll be prompted for your Library name and card number.
  5. Click the “Download” button.  The book should automatically download in Adobe Digital Editions.

Watch this video to learn how to read eBooks on your computer. For further help, visit Overdrive’s Help Centre.

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

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