Western Counties Regional Library’s eLibrary offers a wide range of services. Explore a vast collection of digital fiction and non-fiction for all ages, magazines, newspapers, movies, music, reading and math help. Learn a new skill, craft or hobby or improve an existing one. Learn a new language for self-improvement or prepare for your next vacation. Dig into your genealogical past or conduct research for your school project with vetted resources and encyclopedia.
Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. All you need to get started is an Internet connection and a library card. Need help? Click here.
Getting Started Guide – https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/categories/getting-started.htm
Getting Started with the App Guide – https://help.overdrive.com/en-us/1308.html
Learn about using OverDrive’s Libby app here – https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/?utm_origin=lightning&utm_page_genre=tout&utm_list=meet_libby&utm_content=libby_tout_learnmore_06019018
Note: OverDrive is retiring its classic OverDrive app at the end of 2022 and moving users over to their Libby app. Support for the Overdrive app has ended. Download the Libby app here overdrive.com/apps/libby/
As of Feb. 1, 2023, OverDrive/Libby will no longer carry The Economist. The last issue available will be the Jan. 28 issue.
With hoopla, you can stream and borrow free movies, music, audiobooks, e-books, comics, and shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Stream immediately, or download to your phone or tablet for offline enjoyment later. Take your pick from hundreds of thousands of titles. More titles are added daily. [Please note: hoopla cannot be accessed with Internet Explorer. Try using Chrome or Firefox instead]. Need help? Click here.
hoopla YouTube help video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbs0g-z1Frk&list=PLgPMx43BQmqHh_0YblgIlRqbEMdpSZOgg
Note: To update your account with your new SamePage library card, please do the following
1. Log into the Hoopla account
2. Click the “Settings” (a gear-shaped symbol in the upper right side of the webpage)
3. Click on “Library”
4. Underneath the list of libraries, you will see a section for card number and PIN. Enter the correct card number and PIN and click “Save”.
You should now be able to borrow from Hoopla!
If you’ve done this and there are still issues borrowing, please contact your local library branch.
PressReader.com delivers full issues of premium newspapers and magazines the moment they hit news stands. With PressReader, library users get instant access to the editorial content they know and trust. Easy search tools help them quickly sort through to the pieces they’re looking for. With publications from over 120 countries in more than 60 different languages, people get instant access to content from home, and from around the world with their library card. To access PressReader visit the site and click on Sign In (upper right corner of the website). The Welcome to PressReader box will appear and choose Library or Group button (light blue) on the left side of the box. A Select Library box will open. Enter Western Counties Regional Library in the Search bar. Click on Western Counties Regional Library. Then enter your library card number and PIN. From there you can create a user ID to make signing in easier in the future. Enjoy!
Need more help?
Downloading the app – https://care.pressreader.com/hc/en-us/articles/204520009-Download-the-Latest-App
Visit the PressReader help centre – https://care.pressreader.com/hc/en-us/signin
Note: If you had a PressReader account with your old Western Counties Regional Library card, you can update your account with your new SamePage library card by doing the following
1. Log-in as usual and click the initials beside the search icon found on the upper right side of the webpage.
2. Navigate down to My Account and then click on it.
3. This will open up My Account. Look for ‘Manage’ in green letters to the right off Library or Group under Social and Linked Networks.
4. Click on Manage and then Unlink Acccount in the red oval.
5. This takes you back to My Account and look for ‘Link’ in green letters to the right off Library or Group under Social and Linked Networks.
6. Search for Western Counties Regional Library and then click on it.
7. Enter your SamePage library card number and PIN.
All done. If you have difficulties please contact your branch library.
Rocket Languages for Libraries. Our extensive range of products allows you to learn a language on your own terms and in your own time.
With our comprehensive multi-media packages you will be speaking and improving your language skills with every lesson by taking part in the modern, everyday conversations that make up our Interactive Audio Course. In addition, you will learn to speak the language naturally with our language and culture lessons and you can also build on your vocabulary and improve your audio recognition of common words and phrases (and have fun at the same time) with our popular Master Games range.
No pressure, just possibilities!
Creativebug is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers.
You can now access Creativebug, free of charge, using your Western Counties Regional Library card! Creativebug offers over 1000 award-winning art and craft video classes taught by top designers and artists. New videos are added every day. Watch classes anytime, anywhere. Classes never expire, so you can start and stop projects at your own pace.
Some of the classes offered include:
- Art & Design
- Sewing, Quilting
- Knitting, Crochet
- Food & Home
Click here to watch a short video tutorial of how to set up your account and use the Creativebug website.
Please note that you can only access course content through our link, and not by directly visiting the Creativebug homepage.
Note: For those who had created Creativebug account before the implementation of SamePage, please sign into your account using your e-mail and password. Enter your e-mail in the library card number space. Otherwise create a new account with your SamePage library card number.
Enjoy Tumblebooks Grade 7 to 12 ebook database.
Use this Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?u=westcrl&p=libra or the button to the right.