WHILE Surrey Libraries branches may be closed temporarily, registered patrons can still access digital books and media from home using mobile devices or computers and laptops. If you’ve never browsed Surrey Libraries’ online library before, now is the perfect opportunity to try something new, says Surrey Libraries.
If you’re looking for books to read or listen to, find eBooks, eMagazines and downloadable audiobooks for all ages in the library catalogue (https://surrey.bibliocommons.com/) or on the Books and Media page https://www.surreylibraries.ca/books-media).
Stream a collection of movies and documentaries through Kanopy, access the largest online collection of classical music, operas, and ballets in the world through Medici TV, or tune into Access Video on Demand to watch hundreds of classic and contemporary feature films from around the globe. Find these resources as well as streaming movies for children on the Books and Media page (https://www.surreylibraries.ca/books-media).
Surrey Libraries also offers online resources to help stay connected to the latest news with up-to-date articles and magazines (https://www.surreylibraries.ca/books-media#B). Press Reader contains over 1,000 different newspapers from various countries and in many languages. Flipster and RBDigital provide access to hundreds of magazines, including titles on entertainment, lifestyle, current events, and science and technology. There are also online courses for adults in everything from writing to computer programming and applications via Lynda.com, Kanopy Great Courses and Gale courses. Find out more on these at https://www.surreylibraries.ca/services/adult-learners.
Kids can also keep busy with online streaming and educational resources form the library. The Kids and Families (https://www.surreylibraries.ca/services/kids-families#A) page has Access Video on Demand – Just for Kids with streaming videos that will keep kids entertained at home. Kanopy Kids is another database that offers movies, TV series, and storytimes. Kanopy Kids also offers many educational videos in topics such as math, science, and languages.
Information on online library resources is available at www.surreylibraries.ca/news/getting-started-our-online-library. And for the full alphabetical list of databases that Surrey Libraries offers, visit the online library page (https://www.surreylibraries.ca/services/online-library).