Learning & resources

There's lots to learn about technology and digital media, and City Library is your place to preserve, record, edit, play and explore! Record your podcast or start a sound mixing project in the recording studio. Drop in to a device clinic to get help using your new smartphone, or program a robot in the Collaboratory. 

Have a research question or need help with a project? Visit any information desk, or start the conversation at info@nvcl.ca



Technology and training

Technology access

Learn how to use an iPad or borrow a Chromebook for a school assignment. The library also has workshops on coding and robotics to help make digital literacy accessible for all. Explore devices available to borrow.

The Collaboratory

The Collaboratory is a digital learning space for all ages. Here you’ll find classes, workshops and drop-in sessions on current and emerging technology to help you build your digital skills and inspire your creativity! Explore The Collaboratory.

Help with technology

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with library staff, or join a drop-in device clinic to get help with your computer or smartphone. The library also offers free technology classes on software like Excel, Google Workspace and more. Explore help with technology

Digitization station

Digitize your analog collection and older media files at the library! We can help you digitize cassette tapes, vinyl records, slides and negatives, 8mm and Super 8 film and lots more. Explore the digitization station.

Digital library

Explore digital resources such as LinkedIn Learning or Creative Bug, and discover ways to access ebooks and audiobooks from home. Explore the digital library.

Recording station

Produce your next project at the library in our 10x14 sound-baffled recording studio. Work on your podcast or TikTok stream with industry-standard equipment and software like Pro Tools and Premiere. Explore the recording station.

Community resources

North Shore Community Resources

North Shore Community Resources develops information and referrals about family, seniors and caregiver programs, legal and advocacy services and volunteer opportunities. Explore North Shore Community Resources.

North Shore Culture Compass

Check out all the North Shore has to offer with the Culture Compass, a digital database and interactive map of public art, festivals, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh heritage sites and lots more. Explore North Shore Culture Compass

Museum and Archives of North Vancouver

The Museum and Archives of North Vancouver, MONOVA, is a great starting point for learning the  history and stories of the North Shore. Explore MONOVA.

Canadian Mental Health Association, North & West Vancouver

CMHA NWV offers services and resources to support individual and family well-being. Programs include peer assisted care teams (an alternative emergency response service), counselling, STEPS for youth (recreation-based), outreach, supportive housing, support groups and more. Services are free or low-cost. Explore CMHA NWV.

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