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GVPL Service Updates2019-09-13T11:55:55+00:00


Up-to-date information about GVPL’s products and services, including the library catalogue,
digital collections and electronic resources

  • The Saanich Centennial Branch is closed until further notice due to a flood at the G.R. Pearkes Recreation Centre. Learn more.

  • The provincial interlibrary loan request service has been renamed Illume (formerly Outlook Online).

  • Automate is now called Auto Repair Source. It has all the same great content.

  • A new version of the CloudLibrary mobile app was launched on Tuesday, March 5. Check out this short video for a preview of the new interface.

  • TumbleBookCloud is now TeenBookCloud, with an emphasis on teen and middle school graphic novels, ebooks, e-audiobooks, and readalong ebooks. Titles are always available and streaming only.

  • New in Hoopla: You can now renew borrowed items, starting 24 hours before the borrowed item expires. Renewing means you don’t lose your spot or have to re-download. A renewal counts as one of your eight monthly check-outs.

  • ProQuest Digital Microfilm has a new interface. In addition to option to browse by date, the new portal offers full-text searching, the ability to create search alerts, and the ability to email or print search results and pages.

Peek-a-boo! Here’s a quote to brighten your day:

“When in doubt, go to the library.” – Hermione Granger