Digital Collections

Ebooks & audiobooks

All online resources are available to Richmond residents with a Richmond Public Library card.

Adult ebooks & audiobooks

Find thousands of popular titles and best-selling digital titles.
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Teen ebooks & audiobooks

Browse new, popular and best-selling digital titles, including graphic novels.
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Ebooks for children*

Browse hundreds of animated and interactive story books just for kids and ESL learners.
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Movies & Music

All online resources are available to Richmond residents with a Richmond Public Library card.

Stream movies, TV shows and the latest music with your tablet, smartphone, or computer for free!
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Online Learning & Research

All online resources are available to Richmond residents with a Richmond Public Library card.

Online journal articles

Explore hundreds of academic and popular magazines, including Consumer Reports, as well as reference books, maps, photos, and more.
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Online language learning*

Learn a new language with self-directed lessons, movies, music and more! Over 80 languages are available with instruction available in over 50 different languages.   *This content is also available to non-residents with an RPL card.
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Online study guides for the BC school curriculum (grades 3-12)*

Online study and exam preparation for the British Columbia curriculum is available for grades 3 – 12. Access tutorials, flash cards, and practice tests for math, science, and English. Progress reporting for parents and tutors is also available.  *This content is also available to non-residents with an RPL card.
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Online video tutorials

Learn how to use digital collections, such as ebooks, as well as Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft Office and more. Video tutorials include transcripts and are device-specific.
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Online history*

Browse free, searchable historical material dating from 1450 to 2008 including maps, photographs, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, poems, sermons, and much more.  *Available to residents of BC & Yukon; library card not required.
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Business & Technology

Online business plans handbook

Search an online encyclopedia of business plans compiled by small business entrepreneurs. Includes sample plans from manufacturing, retail and service industries.
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Online education

Explore thousands of video courses on animation, 3D software, business & technology topics.
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Law, Codes & Stats

BC Laws

Search this legal research tool for BC’s provincial legislation.
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BC Stats

Browse the provincial government agency site for statistical information, research, and analysis.
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BC Building, Plumbing & Fire Codes

Search the BC Codes for the minimum requirements for a safely built environment.
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National Codes

Browse electronic versions of the National Building, Fire, Plumbing and Energy Code for Buildings, available free from the National Research Council store.
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Vehicle Safety & Inspection Standards – Available only in the library

Search VSIS Online for access to safety standards and BC legislation from official sources.
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Newspapers & Magazines

All online resources are available to Richmond residents with a Richmond Public Library card.

Digital newspapers*

Access thousands of newspapers and magazines from more than 100 countries, available in over 60 languages.  *Also available to non-residents with an RPL card, or an RPL-linked card.
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Digital magazines

Access dozens of popular magazines.
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Online journal articles

Explore hundreds of academic and popular magazines, including Consumer Reports, as well as reference books, maps, photos, and more.
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