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Seven Zero-Contact Ways to Experience the Library

Seven Zero-Contact Ways to Experience the Library

There are so many ways to experience the wonder of the Library without visiting a location in-person. From virtual programs to curbside pickup, you can access unlimited inspiration, entertainment, and education on-demand. Check out these awesome zero-contact ways to bring the Library home with you.

Order your next great read through Curbside Holds Service

Curbside Holds Service is a contactless pickup service that allows you to retrieve your holds outside most Library locations throughout the city. Once we notify you that your holds are available, call the number posted on the Curbside Holds Pickup sign outside the Library and our staff will retrieve your holds for you.

Let us Build a Book Bag for you

Can't decide what to read next? With Build a Book Bag, simply fill out a short online form to let us know your reading preferences, and our staff will hand-pick a selection of great titles just for you. Whether you are interested in mystery, romance, or sci-fi, we’ll help you discover new material you’ll want to read. No need to browse the stacks!

Try something new in a virtual program

The Library is excited to offer virtual learning opportunities for all ages. Whether you're interested in developing your financial knowledge, need help with your job search, or are looking for ways to cope through challenging times, you can find online programming that supports your personal growth.

Watch, listen, and read with free eResources

With your free Library card, you can also explore our Digital Library of free eResources which gives you access to eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, online courses, and much more. Check out these amazing eResources.

  • Libby
    Not able to visit the Library? Use Libby to browse and borrow from thousands of eBooks and audiobooks. This resource is packed with new material for children, teens, and adults to discover. Start a new reading list with just a few taps.

  • Kanopy
    Stream the best in cinema with Kanopy. This online resource offers over 30,000 films, including inspiring documentaries, award-winning classics, international films, thrilling mysteries, and magical adventures the entire family can enjoy.

  • Pressbooks
    Do you dream of publishing your own book? Pressbooks is an easy-to-use digital service for book design and production. This digital self-publishing tool helps local writers to create, edit, format, and publish quality eBooks with their preferred eBook store or print-on-demand service.

Learn from an Elder

If you’re interested in local Indigenous history and culture, the Elders’ Guidance Circle now offers one-on-one virtual meetings for individuals and school groups. Meet with Indigenous Elders from Treaty 7 Nations and learn about their languages, traditions, and culture. 

Meet an artist, author, composer, and more

Did you know our Residencies program offers virtual one-on-one consultations? This is a great resource for aspiring writers, historians, composers, artists, and songwriters. Book a meeting with one of our talented individuals in residence to learn from an expert and receive feedback on your work. 

Have a question? Call the Library Hotline

Library Hotline is a chat, email, and phone service that provides support and resources for students, caregivers, and educators. Whether you need a book recommendation, tech support, or help with your schoolwork, our staff are happy to help you.

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