Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

A Belleville Public Library card grants you access to a vast selection of e-resources. You can access them from our website, here. Let me introduce you to some of them.

 is a never endless source of factual information about a lot of subjects, from science to plants and history to sport. I like the “World Resources” interactive maps which offers the possibility to compare continents, provinces or cities over different factors.

World book also offers an awesome guide on research projects that is totally worth reading. Tons of helpful advice for each step, from choosing a subject to presentation. It will help you evaluate the reliability of your sources and organize your data efficiently.

 is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of information on all things Canadian. Well displayed and easy to understand. Lots of good material for homework in there!

I’m a big fan of CPI.Q. It is a huge database of journals, newspapers and magazines articles. With it, you don’t have to find and browse through piles of magazines to find articles on the subject you need. Articles are often valid references for research projects so it is worth a look. You may need a bit of research skills to get what you’re seeking from this one though.

 has a great library of eBooks, movies, comic books, music and TV shows.  Bonus: as long as you have a library account, you have access to all of those resources without stepping out of the comfort of your house.

overdrive have way more eBooks and audiobooks than Hoopla. They also offer material in different languages: English, French, Spanish, Chinese, etc. There is no music in that database though.

Hope you’re thrilled now! Remember that you need a library card number to use those services. Your mom or dad or sister or turtle won’t give you their card number? 😦 Well, it’s still just one trip here to get a card and after that, rain or shine, PJ’s on and slippers, you may have access to FREE great books, FREE movies, FREE magazine articles, FREE good music, FREE factual information, FREE… Well I guess you get the point now.

Have a wonderful day with your tablet!

 

Are you looking for your first summer job? Having trouble building your résumé?

Being a young adult entering the work force can be tough, knowing what to put on your résumé, the cycle of needing experience to get a job and a job to get experience, may all be part of the struggle. The Belleville Public Library and Gale courses are here to help you, show them that YOU have what it takes. You’ve used your library card to check out useful books or movies before, why not use your library card to check out a new skill. Gale courses offer learning, anytime and anywhere. These free college level courses are completely online and can be taken almost entirely at your own pace. Expert instructors develop and lead every course; you also have the opportunity to interact with the instructors as well as fellow students in the discussion area. This is an excellent feature, where you can choose your level of participation while also receiving the individual attention that you may desire.  After passing the courses you will receive a certificate or letter of completion proving that you have completed the course.

Understanding common computer applications such as Microsoft programs like Word or Excel will open a wide variety of doors for you. These are basic skills employers are searching for, to fill a wide variety of positions. Gale courses also offer more job specific programs like Adobe Photoshop or Quickbooks . There are over 250 full length courses to choose from in fields ranging from business and accounting to design, arts, music and writing to health care and education.

Gale Courses

Show your future employer that you have the initiative that it takes to work for them by learning programs you will need to succeed in their workplace. Or use these courses to build yourself a strong and eye catching résumé that employers won’t be able to ignore. Commit to lifelong learning, self-improvement and developing your career skills with Gale Courses and the Belleville Public Library. Click the picture above to get started. If you need any help check out our eContent Help page or give us a call at 613-968-6731 ext. 2235.

 

 

Did you know that Overdrive has comics for you to check out! All you need is your library card and you can download it right to your device!

Some titles include:

Adventure time Artemis Fowl Man of Steel

Marvel adventure Drama The Uglies Shay's Story

Need any help check out our eContent Help page or give us a call at 613-968-6731 ext. 2235

For those of you who haven’t heard we are now offering Hoopla Digital. This is a great service that allows you to borrow free digital moves, music, eBooks and more instantly! No more wait lists, holds or late fees!

All you have to do is download the app or go to hoopladigital.com and log in with your library card.

Hoopla

Each library card allows for 5 downloads per month and has a great selection of graphic novels and comics that you can take with you anywhere. Everything from The Walking Dead and Saga to Adventure Time and Doctor Who, it has something for everyone.

So why not check it out, it’s completely free with your library card!

Still have questions? Please feel free to stop by the reference desk or call (613)968-6731 Ext #2235.

 

 

It’s that wonderful time of year again!

Time to buckle down, crack open the books, and study. The Belleville Public Library is here to help you make the grade.

Study HallNeed a quiet space that is free of distractions?

Starting April 23rd the third floor meeting room will be available every Thursday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm for Study Hall.  Check the What’s On Calendar for additional Saturday times.

eResourcesHave some research to do for a project?

Our Library has a great selection of eBooks and eResources available for you to use.  Many of these resources can be used at home by logging in with your library card.  If you need extra help navigating these resources Ask a Librarian.

Need a Study Break?

Check out one of our New Arrivals to help you unwind or browse the catalogue for titles to add to your summer reading list.

Read On

Good Luck!

Like reading on your eReader, tablet, or iPad? You should check out eReading Room Overdrive for Teens!

With hundreds of new titles you can download any available book you wish straight to your device. This is a great way to grab a book if you’re short on time and can’t come down to the library. Don’t worry about late fees, when your eBook is due it automatically expires.

teen overdrive

Just visit eBooks and eResources and click on the Overdrive link. Once there simply enter the Belleville Public Library and then your Library card number. You can search by reading levels, collections, or even subjects. Need help getting started? Come in or give us a call at (613)-968-6731 ext #2235.

 

 

From Overdrive our eBook collection comes the first ever global eBook club! From October 13th to 28th OverDrive is offering ‘Anatomy of a Misfit’ by Andrea Portes free and without any wait list! All you need is an eReader, tablet, or computer and library card to download your free copy.

Anatomy of a misit

Love or popularity? Anika Dragomir has done her best to hide the fact that she’s a freak. In fact, she’s climbed the social ladder to third most popular girl in school. But her romantic interest in former geek Logan McDonough could seriously jeopardize her standing – no matter how hot or mysterious he’s become. What’s a girl to do? Find out in this endearing, though-provoking, funny-yet-tragic young-adult debut novel from Andrea Portes.

Just go to eBooks and eResources and click on the Overdrive link. If you need any help setting up your account please feel free to come in or give us a call at 613-968-6731 ext. 2235.

So why not open up the door to endless eBooks and eResources! For more information on the Big Library Read just go to www.biglibraryread.com.