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Quick Facts:

      Users can enroll in as many courses as they want

      Courses consist of two lessons per week

      Once enrolled, users have until the 13th day after the course begins to access lessons 1 and 2 
but if they do not access these lessons, they will be automatically dropped from the course

      Once they have accessed lessons 1 and 2, users will be fully enrolled and can access the 
entire course until the end date

      Participation in quizzes and discussion boards are optional but recommended to help users 
prepare for the final exam

      In order to obtain a certificate of completion for the course, users must pass the final exam on their first try.

 

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Lynda.com provides a wide range of online instructional videos taught by 
recognized experts in the business, creative and technology industries. Register today to take an unlimited number of courses, available 24/7 and accessible on any desktop or mobile device.
 
Here are just a few of the many online learning topics to choose from, all free with your Brampton Library card. 
Visit often to discover new topics!

       ●     audio and music
       ●     business skills
       ●     graphic design
       ●     marketing
       ●     photography
       ●     
project management
       ●     software training

 

Please note that you can only access course content through Brampton Library's lynda.com login page and not through the lynda.com home page. We recommend that you bookmark this link.  

 

Brampton Library's lynda.com accounts are accessible through mobile devices but they are not accessible through lynda.com apps. To access on the go, use your mobile device's browser.

 

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Mango is an easy, fun, and effective way to learn how to speak another language. It features ESL lessons for speakers of many different languages and is free for all Brampton Library members.

Download Music


About Freegal (free and legal)

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Download and keep music tracks and videos from a vast selection of popular releases. Enjoy tens of thousands of popular artists in hundreds of musical genres. The music tracks are standard MP3s (videos are MP4s) and contain no digital locks, meaning they can be transferred to and from your various devices without restriction. You can download directly to your computer, MP3 player, tablet, or smartphone.

Each Brampton Library cardholder can download up to 5 music tracks per week. (Note: Each music video counts as 2 downloads)

 

Check out Freegal now and start downloading!

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Seaching for songs

Freegal music is set up to browse or to search for your favourite song or artist. You can use the navigation along the top of the screen, the featured artists, the quick search or the advanced search options.

Downloading a song is easy

When you've found a song that you want, click on the "Download Now" link next to your chosen song. At the prompt, select Save and choose where you want to save your song. Keep in mind that once you click the "Download Now" link, the download will count towards your weekly allotment. There is no need for any special software with Freegal. All songs can be saved to iTunes or Windows Media Player, as you choose. If using a library computer to download, you must save it onto a USB key, so you don't lose it.

About the Freegal app
A Freegal app is available for iOS (iPod, iPhone, iPad) and Android devices. Now you can download music from Freegal on the go!

How to install the app

  • Android: Go to the Play Store on your Android device to search for, download, and install the app.
  • Apple iOS: Go to the App Store on your Apple device to search for, download, and install the app.


How to use the app

  1. Once installed, enter your city or postal code and choose Brampton Library from the list of libraries.
  2. Enter your library card number and PIN.
  3. Browse, search, and download music directly to your mobile device. You can download up to 5 tracks per week.


If you wish to put a song on your computer as well as onto your device, you have two options:

  • You can re-download the same song to your computer. To re-download, sign in to Freegal and click the "Recent Downloads" link.
  • You can download it to your computer first, and then transfer it to your device

Ebooks and Magazines (2)

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Brampton Library offers a wide variety of online and e-books! Check them out:

3M Cloud Library

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3M Cloud Library is an eBook lending service offering thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages. The Cloud Library offers an innovative way to browse and check out eBooks, place holds, return titles and access Cloud Library account information in the library catalogue or a 3M Cloud Library app. A 3M Cloud Library app is required to read checked out titles.

 

 Archambault Ebook Collection: Ma biblio numérique 

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Parlez-vous français?  Check out Archambault's French ebook collection. It has a wide variety of electronic titles, including French translations of English works. Browse, checkout titles and place holds. Available 24/7, you can read ebooks from your smartphone, tablet, e-reader or computer.

Get started by downloading the Bluefire Reader for WindowsAndroid or iOS. For your e-reader, computer and laptop use Adobe Digital Editions. All you need is your library card to set up an account and get started. 

For more information on Archambault, including how to use the service on your device, check out their FAQs.

Click here for the English Login 

Cliquez ici pour la connexion française

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AudioBookCloud 

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An online collection of books, AudioBookCloud.com allows you to listen to your favorite audio books with just a click of a button. Listen to audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, childrens, classics and even Spanish language audio books! 

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Audio books from EBSCOhost are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can browse by subject, listen to Audiobook sample clips, download Audiobooks in a few easy steps. 
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Ebooks from EBSCOhost are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can browse by subject, view eBook Table of Contents from search Result List, optional download capabilities and user selected checkout duration, For ebooks with a limited number of users, place a hold and view your place in line. 

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Gale Virtual Reference Library signin icon

A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Subjects cover arts & literature; medicine; biography; business; history; science; education; world issues and many other topics

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Online Book Clubs

The online book club delivers a chapter a day directly to your e-mail inbox or you can read it on the webpage. Read an excerpt from a single book each day for five days and, if you like it, check Library holdings to check it out or request the title if unavailable. With 11 genres to choose from, there's something for everyone.

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OverDrive

With access to thousands of digital books and audiobooks you can stream or download your favorite titles. Use your library card to log in to the digital site, browse and checkout titles from the comfort of your own home or on the go. 

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TumbleBooks!

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An online collection of read-along picture books for preschool and elementary school children and their families. Features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages can turn automatically.

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TumbleBookCloud!

TumbleBookCloud

 An online collection of books for school-age students. Features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages can turn automatically. TumbleBookCloud includes videos from National Geographic, new Audio Books, and 44 additional chapter book titles.

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World Book Advanced E-book collection includes thousands of fiction and non-fiction E-books, with selections in nine languages. Start by selecting from one or more categories, or search by author or title.

 

Zinio

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Read digital copies of popular magazines on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.  No waitlists, return dates or limits on the number of magazines you can checkout and download.  Issues are yours to keep.  Instantly stream magazines on your PCs or Macs, or download magazines to mobile devices for offline reading.


Click below for our User Guide
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Product Support:

Contact Zinio for Libraries support team at yourrbdigitalsupport@recordedbooks.com

Available 7:30am - 6:30pm, EST (Monday-Friday)
 

Zinio Introductory Video 

eBooks, Magazines & Newspapers

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Brampton Library offers a wide variety of online and e-books! Check them out:

3M Cloud Library

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3M Cloud Library is an eBook lending service offering thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages. The Cloud Library offers an innovative way to browse and check out eBooks, place holds, return titles and access Cloud Library account information in the library catalogue or a 3M Cloud Library app. A 3M Cloud Library app is required to read checked out titles.
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Archambault Ebook Collection: Ma biblio numérique 

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Parlez-vous français?  Check out Archambault's French ebook collection. It has a wide variety of electronic titles from Quebec and includes French translations of English works. Browse, checkout titles and place holds. Available 24/7, you can read ebooks from your smartphone, tablet, e-reader or computer. Get started by downloading the Bluefire Reader for WindowsAndroid or iOS. For your e-reader, computer and laptop use Adobe Digital Editions. All you need is your library card to set up an account and get started. 

For more information on Archambault, including how to use the service on your device, check out their FAQs.

Click here for the English Login 

Cliquez ici pour la connexion française

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AudioBookCloud 

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An online collection of books, AudioBookCloud.com allows you to listen to your favorite audio books with just a click of a button. Listen to audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, childrens, classics and even Spanish language audio books! 

Audiobook Collection (EBSCOhost) signin icon
Audio books from EBSCOhost are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can browse by subject, listen to Audiobook sample clips, download Audiobooks in a few easy steps. 
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eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) signin icon

Ebooks from EBSCOhost are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can browse by subject, view eBook Table of Contents from search Result List, optional download capabilities and user selected checkout duration, For ebooks with a limited number of users, place a hold and view your place in line. 

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Gale Virtual Reference Library signin icon

A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Subjects cover arts & literature; medicine; biography; business; history; science; education; world issues and many other topics

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Online Book Clubs

The online book club delivers a chapter a day directly to your e-mail inbox or you can read it on the webpage. Read an excerpt from a single book each day for five days and, if you like it, check Library holdings to check it out or request the title if unavailable. With 11 genres to choose from, there's something for everyone.

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OverDrive

With OverDrive you have anytime, anywhere access to hundreds of digital books, audiobooks, video and music! Use your library card to log in to the digital library website, install free software, and then browse or search from the comfort of your own home. 

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PressReader


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Access full­-colour, digital versions of today's top newspapers and magazines from around the world in more than 60 languages. 

Choose the Library Press Display option if you can't make it to the Library to authenticate with the PressReader hotspot. 

Choose the free PressReader App if you want to read on-­the-­go with your smartphone, tablet or e­reader. Choose www.pressreader.com for your laptop. These mobile options provide 30 days of on-­the-­go access before you have to re­authenticate with the PressReader hotspot at your local Brampton Library branch. 

Please note that the only way to activate PressReader for the 30 days mobile access is in a Brampton Library branch with Library WiFi.

 

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TumbleBooks!

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An online collection of read-along picture books for preschool and elementary school children and their families. Features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages can turn automatically.

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TumbleBookCloud!

TumbleBookCloud

 An online collection of books for school-age students. Features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages can turn automatically. TumbleBookCloud includes videos from National Geographic, new Audio Books, and 44 additional chapter book titles.

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Zinio

 Zinio

Read digital copies of popular magazines on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.  No waitlists, return dates or limits on the number of magazines you can checkout and download.  Issues are yours to keep.  Instantly stream magazines on your PCs or Macs, or download magazines to mobile devices for offline reading.


Click below for our User Guide
Zinio Guide

Product Support:

Contact Zinio for Libraries support team at yourrbdigitalsupport@recordedbooks.com

Available 7:30am - 6:30pm, EST (Monday-Friday)
 

Zinio Introductory Video 

Find a good book

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