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Magic and murder were well-represented in the most popular authors and series for teens in 2022. Fantasy and mystery series occupied all but one spot in the top ten, continuing the trend of escapism in our most popular adult books (link). Fantasy novels remain the biggest driver of the teen... Continue reading
Posted 40 minutes ago at The Buzz...About Books
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Toronto, you spent a lot of time on #BookTok this ... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Buzz...About Books
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Posted on behalf of Kinda K. Whether you’re a writer, student, history-enthusiast, or researching your local family history, Toronto Public Library’s digital newspaper archives are here to help. You may already know about our digital newspaper resources like PressReader, NYTimes.com or the Wall Street Journal, but you may not have... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2022 at Digital Library Services
You can find instructions for OverDrive here: https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/books-video-music/downloads-ebooks/ebooks-userguides.jsp If you need more assistance, you can call or visit your local branch, or our Answerline department at 416-397-5981.
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Photo of the Bloor/Gladstone Branch by Steven Evans. Used with permission. If you're a newcomer to Toronto, finding time to improve your English can be hard. You may be working, in school, or both. Classes for English as a second language (ESL) learners may not be offered at a convenient... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2022 at Digital Library Services
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Scottish Highlands. Photo taken by author. Summer is here and for many people that means one thing - it is time for a vacation! Whether you are planning on staying close to home or heading on a plane to destinations unknown, the library can be with you for every kilometre... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2022 at Digital Library Services
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Good news! Your Toronto Public Library card now gives to access to over 3,500 full-text ebooks through MIT Press Direct. These research books cover topics such as economics, technology, science, philosophy and more. The best part is that these books are always available – there are no waitlists or limits... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2022 at Digital Library Services
For titles that we don't have by those authors, you can always try Project Gutenberg (https://www.gutenberg.org/). They have a large collection of titles that are in the public domain. All free and no account necessary.
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Toronto Public Library achieved a new milestone and became the first library system in the world to reach 50 million checkouts through OverDrive. The 50 millionth loan was A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson. It is fitting that the 50 millionth checkout is by an acclaimed Canadian author. A... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2022 at Digital Library Services
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This April, hundreds of participating Canadian public libraries will offer unlimited access to The Break by Katherena Vermette in eBook and eAudiobook formats. The Break will be available to TPL cardholders in English (OverDrive) and French (Cantook Station), without holds or waitlists, throughout the entire month. In The Break, a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2022 at Digital Library Services
I did not know that! I usually return my items on the OverDrive website, but will have to try in Libby next time to get some spring flowers.
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Hi JB, The OverDrive website isn't changing, so you can still do your searching there. The PC software should continue to work if it's on your computer, you just won't be able to download the software in the future. Hope this helps!
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Change can be scary, especially when talking about OverDrive, our biggest collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. So, let me start with two important words: don’t panic. OverDrive isn’t going anywhere. In fact, anyone already using the Libby app can stop reading – I won’t be offended. "studying" by scottfeldstein is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2022 at Digital Library Services
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This week's list of ten awesome Canadian children's books focuses on two topics: comic books and chilling tales. These books offer a mix of fiction and true stories for the little reader in your life, but beware – most titles are only recommended for ages nine and up. Case Files:... Continue reading
Sorry about that, it seems there is no way to make a permanent link to the Disney Digital Books. You can access them from the left-hand column on the Overdrive page (http://toronto.lib.overdrive.com) - either in the books for Children or the Disney Digital Book ad.
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Whenever I have tried it always seems to search the whole TPL system. Sorry I can't be of more help!
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Yes, this app should be coming out for the Android platform. According to the SirsiDynix blog (http://www.sirsidynix.com/blog/a-sneak-peek-at-sirsidynix-product-development, May 9, 2011), it will be "later this year." Because this app is not made by, or specifically for, the Toronto Public Library, we cannot say when this will happen but will let you know when the Android app is created.
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