Virtual Branch

Read, listen, research, and learn online through our virtual library. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week!

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Our Military Heritage : Veterans' stories connected to The Town of The Blue Mountains and more
Our Military Heritage : Veterans' stories connected to The Town of The Blue Mountains and more

The military heritage of the The Blue Mountains shares the stories of community members involved with military service and war efforts from the 19th century to today. This includes spotlights on individual stories, remembrance of community members' sacrifices, and research resources available at the Blue Mountains Public Library.

Streaming audio, video and eBooks with hoopla Digital
Streaming audio, video and eBooks with hoopla Digital

Enjoy instant access to a great selection of movies, books, audiobooks and music directly on your device. You can borrow titles with no waiting and no overdues. You can borrow 5 titles every month. The limit resets at the beginning of the month. Available on your iOS or Android device. An email address and valid Blue Mountains Public Library card is required.

Get started! Download the Apple hoopla app | Download the Android hoopla app | Stream books, movies, audiobooks, music and comics to your laptop or desktop computer

Watch Get Started with Hoopla at the Blue Mountains Public Library

Need help? Contact us or book a tech appointment for help.

 eBooks, Audio Books and eMagazines with OverDrive / Libby
eBooks, Audio Books and eMagazines with OverDrive / Libby

This shared collection collection is at 85,000 titles and growing. Use your library card number to download eBooks, digital audio books and eMagazines through the Ontario Library Service Download Centre. Loans are for 2 weeks - no late fines.

Get started! Use the Libby app on a smart phone, Android device, or iPhone | Windows computers | Mac computers | Kobo eReaders | Chromebooks

Watch Libby: A Walkthrough on YouTube

Having trouble getting OverDrive working on your device? Book a tech help appointment with us and bring in your device.

Getting a strange error message or having issues downloading a specific title? Complete OverDrive's Front Line Tech Support form and you'll hear back from OverDrive within 8 business hours.

Q. I can't download a book on the Libby app. I am prompted to enter my library card, then confirm my library card. When I try again to download the book, I am prompted again for my library card number. I am in an endless loop. Please help! Find the solution here.

LinkedIn Learning
LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 7,000 courses that include over 130,000 videos. Courses cover a variety of topics (including business, design, web development and multimedia skills) and software (Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite and open source applications) that can help you pursue personal and professional goals. Formerly Lynda.com.

To get started, click the link below and enter your 14 digit library card (no spaces). Your PIN is the 4 digits of your phone number. After you have activated your account through the link below, you may choose to install the LinkedIN Learning app on your tablet or phone. When setting up the app, you'll be prompted to enter our organization code which is "bmpl". Note: For privacy reasons, your LinkedIn Learning library account is not connected to any LinkedIn account that you already have.

Log in to LinkedIn Learning using your barcode and PIN.

Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab
Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab

The Creator Space Mobile Digital Arts Lab is designed for you to explore, learn and create Digital Art including digital video, digital sound, digital photography, and digital design in a state of the art digital lab, with programs, events and workshops led by industry experts.

During the COVID-19 shutdown, sign up for Creator Space webinars through the Creator Space website, or watch previously-recorded sessions on the Creator Space YouTube page.

The Creator Space is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Strategy Fund, in partnership with the Blue Mountains Public Library.

Mango Languages Online Language Learning
Mango Languages Online Language Learning

Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

Grab your library card and create a free account. Access your language training using the Mango websiteAndroid app or iOS app.

Watch our videos on YouTube: Getting Started with Mango Languages | Getting Started with Mango Languages (with new account creation)

Journey of Knowledge
Journey of Knowledge

A helpful guide for viewing the Indigenous History and Culture online exhibit. Created to assist with researchers' learning journeys. Common questions are paired with recommended resources.  

Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports Get instant access to thousands of expert ratings and reviews. Product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more. Includes: Appliances, Automobiles, Babies and kids, Electronics, Food, Health information, Money/personal finance.

Blue Mountains Public Library online catalogue
Blue Mountains Public Library online catalogue

Search our collection, place holds, and access your account.

Watch our videos on YouTube: Logging in and Checking your Account Online | Searching for Items and Placing a Hold

Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Channel
Blue Mountains Public Library YouTube Channel

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to enjoy local history videos and online programs, including: instructional videos for using our Virtual Branch, REEL History series, 360 Experiences, Virtual Story Times, Family Craft Time, Museum Mondays, Museum Show & Tell, Museum Talk & Sketch, Poetry Readings with Andrea, and Wired Wednesdays.

Cantook Bibliothèques: eBooks et livres audio en français
Cantook Bibliothèques: eBooks et livres audio en français

Bibliothèque/Library: Service de Bibliothèques - Ontario Library Service

Vous y trouverez des œuvres de fiction pour les adultes, ados, et enfants – albums, bandes-dessinées, et romans ainsi que des documentaires d’intérêt général.

Guides pratiques en français

You will find works of fiction in eBook and audiobook for adults, teenagers, and children - books, comics, and novels as well as non-fiction of general interest.

How-to guides in English

Watch Ashley's Wired Wednesday video on YouTube: Borrow French eBooks and Audiobooks with the Aldiko App

Climate Atlas of Canada
Climate Atlas of Canada

The Climate Atlas of Canada combines climate science, mapping, and storytelling together with Indigenous Knowledges and community-based research and video to inspire awareness and action.

This website is an interactive tool for citizens, researchers, businesses, and community and political leaders to learn about climate change in Canada. It combines climate science, mapping and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home, and is designed to inspire local, regional, and national action and solutions. Developed by scientists and researchers at the Prairie Climate Centre.

TVO mPower
TVO mPower

65+ free online games support the mastery of tough-to-learn math concepts, spotlight Ontario towns and professions in compelling ways, and bolster understanding of STEM and the social sciences. By the creators of tvoKids (TV Ontario), this math resource is now free to all Ontarians.