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.
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Read & Listen

  • Libby & Library2Go (OverDrive)

    Now you can take great books with you wherever you go! Download books to your Apple or Android mobile device, Kobo e-reader, mp3 player and enjoy them on the go!

    Download the app for your device at OverDrive's Device Help page.

    Need help getting started? Access this Tutorial, or view the OverDrive's help pages.

  • RBdigital Magazines & Audiobooks

    Enjoy a wide selection of magazines, audiobooks, ebooks and movies available through RBdigital.

    Need help getting started? Access this Tutorial, or check out the RBdigital's help pages.

  • 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.

    Need help getting started? Access this Tutorial, or view the PressReader help centre.


  • IndieFlix

    Streaming movie collection with unlimited access to award-winning independent films, shorts, classics and documentaries. Titles are selections from Sundance, Cannes and other film festivals. Watch movies on any computer, smartphone, or tablet. Works best with the latest versions of Firefox, Safari or Chrome browsers. Some content on IndieFlix may not be suitable for all audiences. Parents or caregivers are responsible for children's use of IndieFlix. Requires creating an RBdigital account with your library card and email address.

    Need help getting started? Access this Tutorial.


  • Lynda.com

    Online education database offering over 5,000 video courses by top experts in many fields including web design, business/marketing, software development, photography, video/music/audio editing, 3D animation, graphic design and more. This database requires registration with a valid email address.

    Need help getting started? Access this Tutorial.

  • Mango Languages

    Over 70 self-paced language learning courses and dialects. Learners are introduced to vocabulary, cultural insights, grammar and more. The courses are delivered by native speakers. They include critical-thinking and memory-building exercises. Once you have logged in, create a profile to track your learning, or proceed in 'guest' mode.

    Need help getting started? Access this Tutorial.


  • Ancestry Library Edition (currently available for home use)

    A popular database for genealogical research. This resource includes records from around the world, including from the US, UK and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos, and more.

    Note: Access to this resource has been temporarily extended to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry. Please contact a North Vancouver District Public Library staff member at info@nvdpl.ca for instructions on how to access this resource. Once you have your access credentials, please click here.


  • 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 (using a browser). 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.