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Bluebird Languages New!

DESCRIPTION OF ICON (e.g. 'eLearning Resource')Bluebird, created by Pronunciator, is a language-learning application that features interactive audio lessons. You can learn 164 languages with lessons spoken in 146 different languages. You can access the browser-based version or use the app on your mobile device. Lessons can be downloaded for offline use. Choose from a variety of learning activities such as: Daily Lessons, Personalized Courses, Core Vocabulary, Essential Verbs, Creating Sentences, Powerful Phrases, Conversations and more. If you already use Pronunciator, you can log into Bluebird with the same email address and password.

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Brainfuse HelpNow Library Card Required.

eLearning ResourceBrainfuse HelpNow offers students learning support from kindergarten up to grade 12. There is also support for university courses, adult learners, and resume writing support for all ages. Students can chat live with online tutors and create study aids customized to their learning needs.

Watch the Brainfuse tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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Cantook Libraries eBooks Library Card Required.

Multiformat ResourceCantook Libraries offers more than 500 French eBooks, with titles available across all categories and for all age groups. View the resource in French by selecting “FR” from the language menu in the top right-hand corner of the screen. To browse French eBooks, either visit the “Catalogue” tab or conduct a search and filter your results for French.

Cantook Libraries is also the home of the Read Alberta Collection and the Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection.

Find out what you need to get started reading in this getting started help Guide and Cantook Libraries's new Online Help resources.

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Freading eBooks Library Card Required.

eBook ResourceIncludes titles from most genres and lots of reality reads. There are over 170,000 titles always available for you - No waiting, no holds required!

(Download or Read in App)

Please Note: Freading has changed its sign-on method so you no longer need an Adobe Digital Editions account to use the app! If you are using the Freading website or mobile app for the first time since this sign-on method change, you will be asked to create a new account with an email address, password, your library card and your PIN. Once that information has been entered, you will be able to enjoy Freading books seamlessly without having to sign-up separately with Adobe.
 

These new Freading credentials will now be your Adobe Digital Editions ID and password to download eBooks on your computer for Freading and other eBook platforms. 

Service Note: As of May 2023, customers with an Android device running the Android 13 operating system and above may encounter issues when trying to use the Freading app. The vendor is aware of this issue and is working to resolve it. This note will be updated once the issue is resolved. 

Watch the Freading tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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hoopla Audiobooks Comics & Graphic Novels eBooks Movies & TV Music Library Card Required.

Multiformat ResourceMovies, television, music, books, comic books and audiobooks! Borrow and stream up to 5 items per month.

  • Movies & TV: 3 day loan
  • Music: 7 day loan
  • Audiobooks: 21 day loan
  • Graphic Novels & eBooks: 21 day loan
  • Comic Books: 21 day loan

All titles are available all the time. No holds and no waiting — you want it, you get it! Please note, mobile users will need to access hoopla via the hoopla app, not on a mobile browser. The following desktop browsers are supported: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari.

Watch the hoopla tutorial to learn more about this resource.


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Kanopy Movies & TV Library Card Required.

Movies and TV ResourceKanopy is a video streaming platform for libraries with a large and unique collection of documentaries, feature films, shorts, and television series featuring over 30,000 films from hundreds of producers including the Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Watch the Kanopy tutorial to learn more about this resource.

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Libby by OverDrive Audiobooks Comics & Graphic Novels eBooks Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

Multiformat Resource

Check out all the great titles that are part of our OverDrive collection using Libby by OverDrive. Enjoy free eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and more with your library card and an internet connection. This collection includes popular fiction, non-fiction, technical, kids and teen titles.  

Borrow up to 15 titles at a time and place holds on up to 30 titles at a time. Magazine titles have no waitlists and no holds, and they do not count toward your checkout limits. The Libby by OverDrive app makes downloading eBooks, magazines and eAudiobooks to your smartphone or tablet easier than ever. 

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Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Database ResourceFind detailed information about the safety of a wide variety of materials. Now with an improved layout for easier access to safety data sheets and a convenient one-click access to a separate archive of WHMIS 1988 data sheets. The platform is available in English and in French.

Download the CCOHS Safe Work app to access 120+ tip sheets, infographics, videos and other guidance, in English and French. Search by topic or type, save your favourites and share with colleagues. Once the app is downloaded to your device, you don’t need an internet connection to run it. You can use the app in remote areas and manufacturing shop floors where connectivity may be unreliable.

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New York Times Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

eNewspapers ResourceNYTimes.com provides access to the latest multimedia journalism and storytelling from The New York Times newspaper. Articles are available in English, Chinese and Spanish. Access includes articles from 1851 to 1922 and 1981 to present. Access to NYTimes Cooking is available with a remote pass. Access to the crossword is not available. Users will need to create a NYTimes.com account with an email address.

For in-library access, use this link here.

For remote access, use this link here.

More information at our NYTimes.com Getting Started Guide.

Please Note: Access to the NYTimes is currently unavailable when using the Google Chrome browser. Please use a different browser (Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Safari) until this issue has been resolved.

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OverDrive Audiobooks eBooks Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

Multiformat Resource

With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and more! All you need to get started is an Internet connection and your library card. This collection includes popular fiction, non-fiction, technical, kids and teen titles. 

Borrow up to 15 titles at a time and place holds on up to 30 titles at a time. Magazine titles have no waitlists and no holds, and they do not count toward your OverDrive checkout limits. The Libby by OverDrive app makes downloading OverDrive eBooks, magazines and eAudiobooks to your smartphone or tablet easier than ever. Learn more about OverDrive and Libby by OverDrive by reading our FAQs. 

Looking for a specific collection? 

    • Check out OverDrive Kids for our extensive collection of children’s titles 
    • Access great titles for teens through OverDrive Teens 
    • With OverDrive Magazines, you can enjoy full colour and full text access to top magazines like Newsweek, The New Yorker, Elle, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Hello! and The Hockey News. Find titles in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, German, French and more.  
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