e-Resources

Most of the databases below can be accessed for free using the number on the back of your library card.  For help accessing or using the databases below, visit the library and get some free training. If circumstances dictate you can’t be in the library in person, we can still help you. Please call or email the library for assistance.

overdrive

All library members now have access to e-books and audio books through our subscription with the Ontario Library Service to Overdrive or Libby – on-line downloadable apps with thousands of titles. 

Overdrive/Libby

You can click on the link above to download the app for free or you can find it in Google Play (Android) or the App Store (Apple) to download it onto your phone or tablet. You can download it onto almost any sort of device, including laptops, tablets, or smartphones. The app can be synced across multiple devices.  Once you have the app downloaded, you’ll need to complete a few more steps before you can start downloading. 

Go directly to the Ontario Library Service Download page, to open an account using your library card. There’s a world of reading at your fingertips!

Drop-in sessions on Overdrive basics are taking place at the library. If you’d like some training on how to use ebooks, visit the library on Mondays or Wednesdays between 6-7 p.m. and get some tech help.

OVERDRIVE NOW COMES WITH FRONT LINE SUPPORT!

What does Front Line Tech Support include?

  • Access to the OverDrive Front Line Tech Support team 24x7x365 via web form and email.
  • Response time via email expected within 8 business hours of receipt, or within 24 hours if received outside of business hours (8:30 am – 5:30 pm ET Monday-Friday, excluding major holidays).
  • Professionally trained specialists provide support for OverDrive technology-related issues only.
  • Self-service support is also available to users 24x7x365 through extensive and user-friendly FAQ and other written help that is accessible through the library’s OverDrive-powered website.

Overdrive/Libby Frontline  Support

E-resources

Career Cruising – This excellent and fun resource provides patrons of all ages with engaging, dynamic career development and job search resources.

How to access this resource: You will need your library card number to log into the site. It is found on the back of your library card. If you need helping finding your library card number, please contact the library.

World Book Kids | World Book Students | World Book Timelines – 

Great news — the Admaston/Bromley Public Library has a subscription to World Book Online! This means you have FREE access from home or on the go with any internet-connected device.  Look up answers for: homework assignments, find reliable information for papers and projects, download pictures and videos to use in reports or presentations and more.

How to access this resource: You will need your library card number to log into the site. It is found on the back of your library card. If you need helping finding your library card number, please contact the library.

For use outside of the library, you may need to use Username: Admaston Password: worldbook  (Please let me know if there are any issues. Thank you!) 

ProQuest’s Public Library Complete (This link is still under construction, but hopefully it will be working soon.) – This resource helps libraries augment their nonfiction collections to meet the diverse needs of students, professionals and other information seekers. Patrons are able to access thousands of ebooks, including:

  • Popular Interest – from Current Events and Biographies to Religion and Popular Science
  • Career Development – from Job Hunting, Resumes and Interviewing to Business and Computers
  • Arts & Leisure – from Health & Fitness to Crafts & Hobbies and Entertainment
  • Practical Life Skills – from Parenting to Personal Finance, Cooking and Home Maintenance

Links

Books
  • LibriVox – Free online audiobooks
  • Open Library – Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published
  • Project Gutenburg – Free ebooks
  • Historical Topographical Map Digitization Project – Coinciding with the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) 50th anniversary, Ontario’s university libraries are releasing a collection of over 1000 historical topographic maps of Ontario
  • Federated Women’s Institues of Ontario –  This is an amazing digital archive of the Women’s Institutes’s Tweedsmuir’s Histories and other historical documents.
Libraries
Reference

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