Category Archives: Technology

cloudLink is now active!

It has now been about a month since we moved our digital collections over from Overdrive/Libby and Axis 360 into cloudLibrary, and we are happy to report that eBooks & eAudiobook checkouts are at an all time high. We thank you all for your patience through this transition. One of the factors in our decision to move to cloudLibrary was to have access to cloudLink, which allows us to share...
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eBooks & eAudiobooks now available through cloudLibrary

Looking for eBooks & eAudiobooks? You can now find them in the cloudLibrary App! As we announced a little while back, we have begun a partnership with cloudLibrary as our content provider for both eBooks and eAudiobooks. While we were transferring titles from Overdrive/Libby and Axis 360 to cloudLibrary we offered limited access to those two Apps; now that the content has migrated, we have ended access to those two platforms. You...
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Read Glass Beads with Canada-Wide eBook Club

This Indigenous History Month, from June 3 to 30th, readers all across Canada are invited to read Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont as part of the One eRead Canada campaign. Along with other participating libraries across Canada, Windsor Public Library will make the eBook and eAudiobook editions of Glass Beads available with no holds or waitlists all month long. You can download Glass Beads from cloudLibrary or Hoopla. About the Book...
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Overdrive/Libby & Axis 360 Checkouts and Holds limited

In preparation for our move over to the cloudLibrary platform for eBooks & eAudiobooks, checkouts and holds for Overdrive/Libby and Axis 360 are currently limited to one of each from now until May 23, at which point borrowing will be turned off and you will have one week to finish reading any materials you have checked out. All access to Overdrive & Axis 360 will be discontinued on May 30th....
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Free Access To More Than 30,000 Movies

The popular on-demand film streaming service KANOPY is now available free of charge at Windsor Public Library. Card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting windsor.kanopy.com. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than...
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Read your favourite magazines online

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for reading your favourite magazines online. With the busy hustle and bustle of the holiday season, some of us take a step back from the hottest can’t-put-them-down bestsellers and instead take in convenient little nuggets of information in the form magazine articles and the super pretty pictures that accompany them.  I am a dedicated magazine reader so I definitely try to check in...
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New look for Road to IELTS

If you’re using Road to IELTS, you’ll be happy to see that they have released a major upgrade! Not only does the site have a cleaner look and feel, it can now be used on tablets and smartphones. Please note that the site is no longer compatible with Internet Explorer; all other up to date browsers should work well. What is Road to IELTS? Road to IELTS is an online resource available...
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AutoMate: Online Auto Service & Repair Information

Curious as to whether there are any recalls on your vehicle? Wondering if that repair is really as labour intensive and expensive as they say it will be? Not sure how often you should be safety checking your seat belts and spare tire? When it comes to cars, most of us have a lot of questions. Lucky for us, AutoMate makes it easy to find answers. Automate is an online...
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LawDepot: DIY Online Legal Forms in Minutes

LawDepot is an online tool, available to library customers, that provides customizable templates for popular legal forms. Bill of Sale, Last Will and Testament, Lease Agreement, Power of Attorney, Promissory Note, and Prenuptial Agreement are just a few examples of the hundreds of forms available through this resource. The forms contained within LawDepot are created and updated by lawyers, and are Ontario specific. To use LawDepot you will need to create...
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Online G1 & M1 Practice Tests now available through WPL

We’re happy to announce the addition of G1.ca to our eResource lineup. G1.ca offers free G1 & M1 practice tests to library customers; these tests have been developed specifically based on the official ON Ministry of Transportation driver’s handbook. Practice tests are available with corrective feedback, and also in simulator mode – which is about as close to the written test as you can get. Whether you’re prepping for the...
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