Virtual Branch

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

Contact us anytime with your questions, requests, and feedback.

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Things to Do at Home

To support our families and caregivers of children during the BMPL COVID-19 shutdown, we have developed a page that links to activities and educational supports. Check back often. We will continue to add content here, as we find or develop it.

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Government of Ontario

Learn about how the Ministry of Health is preparing for the 2019 novel coronavirus in Ontario. Find out how to protect yourself, what to do if you’re sick after you travel and how to recognize possible symptoms.

Explore Blue

A dedicated website and campaign to provide community information, online video experiences and to support local businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Features a local business directory that highlights the businesses that are open and operating in the Town of The Blue Mountains. The directory contains links to the individual business websites and also outlines the hours of operation, and special instructions related to online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery. Also features links to BMPL virtual branch online services and video experiences of The Blue Mountains that members of the public can enjoy from the comfort and safety of home.

OverDrive - Ontario Library Service Download Centre

This shared collection collection is at 85,000 titles and growing. Use your library card number to download eBooks and digital audiobooks 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.

Lynda

Lynda.com is an online learning site that hosts a constantly growing library of over 3,000 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.

Log into lynda.com using your barcode and PIN.

More about lynda.com and how to use it

BiblioBoard - exhibits, digital books and more

Exciting online exhibits featuring local history, as well as digital books, articles, videos, audio, and other public domain material. Helpful resources for readers, researchers, students.

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)

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

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

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.

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.

RBDigital eMagazines

RB Digital gives you access to current issues of popular magazines to read on your computer, tablet or smartphone. 50 titles - no holds, no overdues, no limits!

How to get started with eMagazines

Watch our YouTube video: Getting Started with RBDigital eMagazines

TumbleBook Library

The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of animated, talking picture books. TumbleBooks also has videos, read-alongs, puzzles and games.

Town of The Blue Mountains Covid-19 Interactive Map

A guide to what's open and what's closed in the Town of The Blue Mountains during the Covid-19 pandemic, including information about public washrooms, garbage receptacles, parks and more.