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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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.

Things to Do at Home
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.

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

The Blue Mountains 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.

 OverDrive - Ontario Library Service Download Centre
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

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

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)

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.

hoopla Digital
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
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

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.

Town of The Blue Mountains Covid-19 Interactive Map
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.