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See any of these icons beside an online service? Click the image to find out what they mean. They are your guide to privacy, security and access information for our digital collections.

Databases A-Z


DISCLAIMER: we care about your online security and privacy. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to help determine various privacy and security provisions associated with your choice to access any of the services and products on this page. 

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Online access to the latest (2012) BC fire, plumbing and building codes. Click 'Agree' and the codes will list on the left-hand side of the page. Back to top

Usage Limits: In-library use only


On BC Laws you will find every public act, and every regulation of general public interest, currently in force in BC, including new and recently amended laws that have yet to be published in official print formats. This current consolidation is an unofficial version of BC statutes and regulations.

BC Laws is fully accessible from both inside and outside the library.
The BC Statistics portal contains both a public site and an additional secure subscription-based site that is only available in the library. Provides statistics for a wide range of topics. including demographics and employment.

Usage Limits: In-library use only


An online literacy resource that pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction ebooks from Scholastic. BookFlix reinforces core reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. It's a direct path to deepening students' love of reading and learning.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

 
 

Back to top The licensing agreement from the providers of this product require that it be restricted to City of North Vancouver residents only, with an NVCL card.
CANSIM is Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides fast and easy access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.
Cloud Library is an easy way to download ebooks and audiobooks from the library to your Windows or Apple PC or your Apple, Android or Windows mobile device. As of January, 2017 there are almost 4000 ebook titles and a starting collection of audiobooks that will expand through the year. For complete details read our Cloud Library page. You can also view Cloud Library's overview page.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

Usage Limits: 5 books at a time

The licensing agreement from the providers of this product requires that it be restricted to City of North Vancouver residents only, with an NVCL card. Choosing to access this product means that information such as your name, address, email address, password, borrowing history, and other personal information may be stored on a server in the US. PLEASE REVIEW the privacy policy available from this product for more detailed information. Do not use this product if you object to the terms of the privacy policy maintained by the product's operators. Android Devices Apple Devices Desktop devices 
 

The popular magazine provides ratings and reviews for everything from phones and appliances to electronics and cars.  

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

 

The licensing agreement from the providers of this product require that it be restricted to City of North Vancouver residents only, with an NVCL card.
Enjoy over 7,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries. Watch movies on any computer, smartphone, or tablet. Works best with the latest versions of Firefox, Safari or Chrome browsers.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN


The licensing agreement from the providers of this product require that it be restricted to City of North Vancouver residents only, with an NVCL card. Choosing to access this product means that information such as your name, address, email address, password, borrowing history, and other personal information may be stored on a server in the US. PLEASE REVIEW the privacy policy available from this product for more detailed information. Do not use this product if you object to the terms of the privacy policy maintained by the product's operators. This product requires that you create an account using an email address and password, in order to log in to the service (rather than your library card number and PIN).

This iconic service offers professional-level video instruction to develop your creative and professional skills. Subject areas include computer software, programming, audio and music production, photography, design, marketing, and 3D animation. It's free for City of North Vancouver residents with an NVCL card - create a Lynda.com account so you can track your learning and receive certifications for completion!

For best results, use a desktop or laptop computer. The app for this product does not allow all features to display on mobile devices. 

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

Usage Limits: 20 users at a time

Android Devices Apple Devices Windows devices Desktop devices
 

The licensing agreement from the providers of this product require that it be restricted to City of North Vancouver residents only, with an NVCL card. Choosing to access this product means that information such as your name, address, email address, password, borrowing history, and other personal information may be stored on a server in the US. PLEASE REVIEW the privacy policy available from this product for more detailed information. Do not use this product if you object to the terms of the privacy policy maintained by the product's operators. This product requires that you create an account using an email address and password, in order to log in to the service (rather than your library card number and PIN.
Welcome to Mango Languages. Learn dozens of languages online, or via the app. Once you have logged in, create a profile to track your learning, or proceed in 'guest' mode. 

Login Requirements: library card and PIN

Android Devices Apple Devices
 

Choosing to access this product means that information such as your name, address, email address, password, borrowing history, and other personal information may be stored on a server in the US. PLEASE REVIEW the privacy policy available from this product for more detailed information. Do not use this product if you object to the terms of the privacy policy maintained by the product's operators. This product requires that you create an account using an email address and password, in order to log in to the service (rather than your library card number and PIN.
An online readers' advisory, which assists readers of fiction and nonfiction of all ages in finding their favourite books and authors.  

Login Requirements: library card and PIN

 

Back to top The licensing agreement from the providers of this product require that it be restricted to City of North Vancouver residents only, with an NVCL card.
OneClickdigital features exclusive audiobook content, with almost 3000 titles including popular Canadian bestsellers not found in any other audiobook catalogue. No holds ever, and always available, 24/7! Users must register with their NVCL card, and download the media manager.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN

Usage Limits: 5 books at a time

Android Devices Apple Devices
 

Choosing to access this product means that information such as your name, address, email address, password, borrowing history, and other personal information may be stored on a server in the US. PLEASE REVIEW the privacy policy available from this product for more detailed information. Do not use this product if you object to the terms of the privacy policy maintained by the product's operators. This product requires that you create an account using an email address and password, in order to log in to the service (rather than your library card number and PIN.
Use this database to find a book that isn't in the North Vancouver City Library collection and request it via inter-library loan. This product does not work well with older versions of IE.  
PressReader delivers an endless stream of stories from top newspapers and popular magazines from around the world to read, discuss, and share. Newspapers like the Vancouver Sun, the Province, the Globe and Mail and National Post, available online, just as they were published. Magazines like Maclean's, Chatelaine and Vanity Fair are also available just as they appear in print.

Login Requirements: library card and PIN

Usage Limits: Unlimited

 

Choosing to access this product means that information such as your name, address, email address, password, borrowing history, and other personal information may be stored on a server in the US. PLEASE REVIEW the privacy policy available from this product for more detailed information. Do not use this product if you object to the terms of the privacy policy maintained by the product's operators. This product requires that you create an account using an email address and password, in order to log in to the service (rather than your library card number and PIN.
Database of automotive repair and service manuals from Mitchell1, which provides information about repairs, maintenance and more. Once you have arrived at the ProDemand home page click the 'Login' button.  

Usage Limits: In-library use only


Thousands of computer, technical and business books from top publishers, including O'Reilly, Sams, Microsoft and more. Tutorial here

Login Requirements: library card and PIN

Usage Limits: 5 users at a time

 

The licensing agreement from the providers of this product require that it be restricted to City of North Vancouver residents only, with an NVCL card.
Access to great kids' ebooks, featuring bright pages, audio narration, interactivity, animation, and more. There are four different kinds of book:  ebooks, audio ebooks, animated ebooks, and interactive ebooks.

Device/app login instructions here

Login requirements for desktops/laptops: library card and PIN

Android DevicesApple Devices
 

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TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books, ebooks and audiobooks. Originally started for children, ebooks and audiobooks are available for all ages.

Login Requirements: library card & PIN


This online version of Ty's job White Pages lists jobs in BC by employer, job title, job description, industry, salary and qualifications. Online resume posting is also available. Records go back eight years.  

Usage Limits: In-library use only


Provides current access to vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation from official sources.

Usage Limits: In-library use only 


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Zinio for Libraries, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-colour digital magazines for immediate checkout and reading on desktop and mobile devices. Browse your library's collection of popular new and backlist titles with no holds, checkout periods or limits. It includes popular titles like US Weekly, O - The Oprah Magazine, Dwell, and hundreds more. Works best with the latest versions of Firefox, Safari or Chrome browsers.

Login Requirements: library card and PIN

Google DevicesApple Devices
 

Choosing to access this product means that information such as your name, address, email address, password, borrowing history, and other personal information may be stored on a server in the US. PLEASE REVIEW the privacy policy available from this product for more information. Do not use this product if you object to the terms of the privacy policy maintained by this vendor. This product requires that you create a personal account with an email address and password of your choosing, in order to log into and access the service (rather than your Library Card number and PIN).

Guide to database privacy and security icons 

Where necessary, you may see one or a combination of the following icons below. Each provides information and/or a warning regarding use of various products. It is important that you always review the privacy and access requirements for each product and service available, and make an informed choice about what information you are comfortable providing.

The licensing agreement from the providers of this product requires that it be restricted to City of North Vancouver residents only, with an NVCL card.
 
This product requires that you create an account using an email address and password, in order to log in to the service (rather than your library card number and PIN).
 
Choosing to access this product means that information such as your name, address, email address, password, borrowing history, and other personal information may be stored on a server in the US. Please review the privacy policy available from this product for more detailed information. Do not use this product if you object to the terms of the privacy policy maintained by the product's operators.
 




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