Need Help with Our Digital Services?

Need help with one of our digital services?

Check out these helpful instructions or visit our YouTube channel for our tutorials.

Still having some trouble with our Digital Services? Email us at lpl.infoservices@lethlib.ca or give us a call at 403-320-4102.
If you need help setting up your device, or just need a little more help you can also book a virtual librarian by emailing or calling the number above!


SOLARO

SOLARO is a homework help tool, based on the Alberta education curriculum. It offers study help and exam preparation for students in grades three through twelve. Create an account, work through course lessons, reviews and quizzes, and improve your grades!

SOLARO


Creativebug

We are very excited to offer a brand new digital resource for Lethbridge Public Library users. 

Creativebug offers online videos, arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and so much more. Simply sign up for an account with an email address, to enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online arts and craft classes. Watch the classes anytime, and anywhere. Since the classes never expire you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just endless possibilities. 

Getting Started:

Step 1: Visit https://www.creativebug.com/lib/lethlib

Step 2: Enter your name, email address and password and hit submit to create an account.

Step 3: Click see latest classes and start searching for classes. 

To use Creativebug on a smartphone or tablet, follow these steps:

Step 1: Download the Creativebug app for iOS (App Store) and Android (Google Play). Once the download is complete, open the app on your device.

Step 2: Enter the email address and password used to create your Creativebug account.

Step 3: You’re all set! Start browsing the collection by category or search for classes you want to take. With the Creativebug app, you can download your classes for offline viewing, making it easy to learn on the go.


Digital Content

 

Car Repair

AllData (only accessible at the Main or Crossings branch)

Welcome to ALLDATA, the leading provider of electronic diagnostic and repair information and services for the automotive service industry. • Manufacturer TSBs and recalls updated daily • Crisp, clear OEM wiring diagrams with connector, ground, power distribution and splice locations • Maintenance tables - view service interval data on one screen • Automatic repair information updates.

You cannot use this database at home. It can only be accessed if you are at the Main or Crossings branch of Lethbridge Public Library.

Fiction, Poetry, Literature and the Arts

Booklist Online

Booklist is a 100-year-old journal, published by the American Library Association, whose core mission is to provide public and school librarians with reviews that help them decide what to buy, and can also be used to make reading recommendations. Booklist Online is both a free Web site and a subscription database. The free site offers a generous selection of Booklist content—plus some Web-only features—and is updated daily or weekly, depending on the portion of the site. All the content on the home page can be accessed without a subscription, including any links on the homepage. The content of other main pages on the site is also free - Adult Books, Books for Youth, Media, and Reference. The subscription database contains archived reviews and features that are dynamically linked. The database contains over 100,000 reviews and thousands of features dating back to 1992. Much of the older material is searchable but not linked in the way newer content is.

Books in Print (Only available at the Main or Crossings Branch)

Global books in print is an indispensible tool for librarians, booksellers, educators, students, and patrons -- anyone researching English-language books, videos, audio cassettes, and publishers all over the world. Access over 6 million English-language titles published in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other countries. BIP includes tables of contents, full text reviews, and annotations. Sub-search areas include: the Children's Room, Fiction Room, and Forthcoming Books Room. Includes an author biography database.

Please Note: You cannot use this database at home. It can only be accessed if you are at the Main or Crossings branch of Lethbridge Public Library.

Comics Plus

Comics Plus is an online streaming service that includes tens of thousands of digital graphic novels, comic book titles and manga from a wide range of publishers catering to a wide range of ages and interests. From biographies, to historical fiction and from classic literature to mysteries, horror and romance there is certainly something for everyone!

Creative Bug

Creativebug offers online videos, arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and so much more. Simply sign up for an account with an email address, to enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online arts and craft classes. Watch the classes anytime, and anywhere. Since the classes never expire you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just endless possibilities.

Hoopla

Stream and download thousands of movie, TV, music, and audiobook titles from hoopla using your library card

Novelist

A fiction database for over 135,000 fiction titles. Content includes: subject headings, reviews, summaries, author read-alikes, 'what we're reading', book discussion guides, booktalks, and annotated book lists. For school media specialists and teachers there are picture book extenders and articles on teaching with fiction.

Novelist K-8

Novelist K-8 is a student-focused interface and a database of young adult, children's, and easy titles designed for children in pre-K, elementary, or middle schools.

Read Alberta eBooks

The Read Alberta eBooks collection has over 1,100 titles in a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction genres. The catalogue is browsable by genre, title, author, or publisher, and library patrons sign in using their library card barcode and PIN. The eBooks are readable on mobile devices, eReaders, and computers, with step-by-step set-up instructions for each type of device available: chinookarch.cantookstation.com/help/guides

TumbleBook Library

Tumblebooks gives you access to animated and interactive children's stories, games, and videos

History

Blackfoot Digital Library

The Blackfoot Digital Library brings together Blackfoot historical documents including field notes, photographs, and recordings.

Blackfoot Revitalization Project

Technologically innovative language learning tools to aid in the revitalization and preservation of the Blackfoot language.

National Aboriginal Documents Database

The National Aboriginal Documents Database contains information that can be used for research projects such as documenting land claims, or for studying independent Statutes and Acts, Treaties and Court Decisions.

Canadian and Albertan History

Canadian Encyclopedia

With the aid of its partners and the generous support of Heritage Canada, Historica presents this site free of charge to all Canadians and to interested users around the world. The site contains the complete text of the acclaimed Canadian Encyclopedia in English and French, the text of the Junior Encyclopedia of Canada (in English only), numerous interactivities, feature articles, games, the Canucklehead Quiz, and an extensive timeline of Canadian and world events. The entire text can be searched via the simple search or advanced search and the user can switch languages at any time.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

Explore the history of Canada's inhabitants and their culture, through this online database of people who played an important role in the formation of what is now Canada. A major research and publishing project launched by the University of Toronto and the Université Laval in 1959, this first phase of the project provides access to the published biographies of persons who died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years. Integrated into the country's largest archival repository, the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online even paves the way to more extensive research.

Early Canadiana Online

A digital library providing access to more than 2 million pages of Canada's printed heritage. It features works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th Century. Collections included are: Canadian Women's History, Colonial Government Journals, The Early Governors General of Canada, Early Official Publications, English Canadian Literature, History of French Canada, History of the Hudson's Bay Company, Jesuit Relations, Native Studies, and Reconstituted Debates.

Peel's Prairie Provinces Digital Historical Archive

Peel's Prairie Provinces is a resource dedicated to assisting scholars, students, and researchers of all types in their exploration of western Canadian history and the culture of the Canadian prairies. This website contains both an online bibliography of books, pamphlets, and other materials related to the development of the Prairies, as well as a searchable full-text collection of many of these items. Peel contains over 7,600 digitized books and over 60,000 newspaper issues (4.8 million articles).

University of Lethbridge Digital Photograph & Multimedia Collections

In partnership with local community stakeholders, the University of Lethbridge Library identifies materials for digitization which are of particular significance to Southern Alberta and Southern Albertans. Examples have include maps from the Sir Alexander Galt Museum & Archives and historic photographs from the Magee Family Collection. Each of these identified collections were acquired, digitized, described and made freely available on the World Wide Web using specialized digital library software.

Newspapers and Magazines

Canada Newspaper Archive (1872-2016) replaces Lethbridge Herald Archives

Canada Newspaper Archive (1872-2016) is a collection of about 100 online newspaper archives from Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland, including the Lethbridge Herald and Medicine Hat Times.

Help with Newspaper Archive

Flipster

Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of the library. Magazines can be downloaded to Android™ and Apple® phones and tablets for offline reading anytime, anywhere. To download magazines to your app, go to the Flipster website on your device, click on a magazine cover, then select "Open in App" from the menu!

National Geographic Magazine Virtual Library

National Geographic Magazine Virtual Library contains complete digital reproduction of every print issue of National Geographic magazine including every page and photograph - all fully searchable. Enjoy full access to every issue from 1888 to the present day of the resource synonymous with exploration, photography, maps, and rethinking the world as we know it.

PressReader

PressReader provides instant access to more than 5,500 newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages. Access is available on PC, tablet & mobile devices. All newspapers appear just like the print version with the full layout preserved with all the text and images viewable. Over 200 Canadian newspapers are available including The Globe and Mail, National Post, Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, and Edmonton Journal.

Note: Access to The Globe and Mail is limited to patrons using PressReader in a library branch due to restrictions imposed by the publisher.

Southern Alberta Historical Newspaper Collection

The Southern Alberta Newspaper Collection contains locally digitized content from the following historical newspapers: Alberta Star, Barons Enterprise, Barons Globe, Cardston News, Cardston Record, Kainai News, Macleod Advertiser, Macleod Chronicle, Macleod Gazette, Macleod News, Macleod Spectator & Milk River Review.

Online Training

Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing: Cars & Light Trucks

Link to the Alberta Government's Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing: Cars & Light Trucks.

This document can be printed at the library's public use computers. Please see a staff member at one of our library service desks if you require assistance.

Gale Courses

 Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.   As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. Courses are on subjects such as Accounting and Finance, Business, Computer Applications, Design and Composition, Health Care and Medical, Language and Arts, Personal Development, Teaching and Education, Technology, and Writing and Publishing.

Pronunciator

Interactive lessons to help you learn a new language, including self-directed activities, teacher-led conversation classes, and pronunciation practice. Pronunciator's straightforward approach teaches language skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and cultural understanding. Choose from over 80 languages, and learn at your own pace or with the support of live, instructor-led lessons. Try Pronunciator on your computer or download the Pronunciator app to use on your mobile device.

SOLARO

SOLARO is a homework help tool, based on the Alberta education curriculum. It offers study help and exam preparation for students in grades three through twelve. Create an account, work through course lessons, reviews and quizzes, and improve your grades!

Sciences

Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC)

The Educational Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. Includes full text of more than 2200 digests and citation information for an additional 1000 educational journals.