NVDPL From Home

NVDPL From Home 

Get your hands on library content from the comfort of your own home! 

The Library has many digital services available to you for free, such as e-books, e-magazines, and e-audiobooks, or streaming films. Need help getting started? Check out our digital guides! 
Troubleshooting questions? Contact E-Support.

Read & Listen

  • Library2Go (Libby)

    Now you can take great books with you wherever you go! Download and read ebooks on your computer or e-reader or listen to audiobooks on your PC or digital audio player at home, in the office, or anywhere in the world.
    First time user? Check out our Get Started with Library2Go guide for more information.

  • Hoopla

    A digital media service that allows you to borrow free audiobooks, ebooks and e-comics (graphic novels). You borrow Hoopla books using a browser on your computer or with the Hoopla app for Apple or Android devices. As you will note when reading the Hoopla terms of use and privacy policy, when you create a Hoopla account, your email address, Hoopla password, library barcode and password and the date of your last login are stored in the US. (Passwords are stored in encrypted form).

  • RBdigital Magazines, Audiobooks and Ebooks

    Browse from a wide selection of magazines, audiobooks and ebooks available through RBdigital. Stream or download titles to your home computer or to a mobile device using the RBdigital app.
    First time user? Check out our Get Started with RBdigital guide for more information.

  • PressReader

    PressReader offers e-newspapers and e-magazines from around the world in dozens of languages. Includes today's Vancouver Sun, the Province and the Globe and Mail.  (Globe and Mail available in-library only.)
    Along with today's news, PressDisplay has past editions for up to 90 days. The mobile app is available here.
    First time user? Check out our Get Started with PressReader guide for more information.

Watch

  • InstantFlix: Powered by IndieFlix

    Streaming video of award-winning shorts, feature films, documentaries and selections from Sundance, Cannes and other film festivals. Some content on InstantFlix may not be suitable for all audiences. Parents or caregivers are responsible for children's use of InstantFlix.
    First time user? Check out our Get Started with InstantFlix guide for more information, including informaiton about InstantFlix and your privacy.

Learn

Log in and learn with Lynda.com! Your NVDPL Card grants you unlimited access to online courses and professional-level video instruction to develop your creative and professional skills. Subject areas include computer software, programming, audio and music production, photography, design, marketing, and 3D animation. It's free for District of North Vancouver residents with a NVDPL card - create a Lynda.com account so you can track your learning and receive certifications for completion! 

Mango is an online language learning service that includes over 70 languages for English speakers and English language courses for speakers of 18 other languages. Where will you go Mango? From Spanish to Swahili, English to Icelandic, and Shakespeare to Pirate, Mango has virtually everyone’s language and culture curiosities covered. With Mango, you don’t have to choose between learning how to say the Spanish, "estoy aprendiendo español," or the Croatian, "učim hrvatski." Create a simple profile to track your progress and let the learning begin.

Research

A popular database for genealogical research. Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholdrs working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Please contact us at eref@nvdpl.ca for instructions on how to access this resource from home. 

Kids

  • Tumblebook Library (K-6 children's ebooks)

    Listen and read along with some of your favourite picture books by the likes of Robert Munsch, Kate DiCamillo, Doreen Cronin, and many more. Compatible with iPhone and iPad. Other languages section includes some books in Spanish and French.

    Note: The vendor has extended free access to Tumblebooks products though to August 31, 2020 for all public libraries in BC.

  • Tumble Math

    TumbleMath is a comprehensive collection of math eBooks designed for students. The eBooks combine animation, narration and sound to create stories and teach math concepts. They are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans, instructional videos, educational games and quizzes to test and track student progress. Designed for students of all ages, TumbleMath allows students to learn at their own pace and gives them the ability to take ownership over their learning.

    Note: The vendor has extended free access to Tumblebooks products though to August 31, 2020 for all public libraries in BC.

  • Library2Go's Children's Collection

    Children’s materials are available in our online collection. Check out Libby for more information!

  • Storytime from Space

    Listen to stories read by astronauts in space!

  • The International Children’s Digital Library

Get Help Online 

We are here to help you navigate NVDPL from home. Librarians are happy to take your questions via email. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.