What to Read?
Our New Catalogue has many features to help you find new, great books! You can create lists of your favourites, follow other people's lists, search for award winners, staff picks, and much, much more.
See this page to learn more about the New Catalogue or go straight there and start searching! If it is your first time visiting the New Catalogue, you will have to register with your library barcode number and 4-digit PIN, at which time you may choose a username for future logins.
Advice for Readers
TumbleBookCloud - (Shows as Tumblereadables) This VIRL database is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books!
Novelist - This VIRL database has advice for readers of all ages. Find fiction by subject, author, or read reviews and read-alikes and much more.
Teenreads.com – A popular current reads website with reviews, reading recommendations, interviews and more about popular authors, books, series and characters.
Popular Authors and Series
Here are the websites and related links of some of the authors and series most heavily borrowed from VIRL’s Young Adult (YA) collection:
Inu Yasha Official website.
Rurouni Kenshin Fan site.
Viz Media Major publishing house for manga.
No flying no tights. Reviews of manga and graphic novels from all genres.
Susan Juby, Nanaimo’s own author of “Alice, I Think”.
Elfquest. Blog, forums, online gallery, etc.
Katie Maxwell, author of “Life, Love and the Pursuit of Hotties”.
The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
Cathy Hopkins official website.
Eoin Colfer official website.
Meg Cabot official website.
Louise Rennison, author of the “Confessions of Georgia Nicolson” books.
Tamora Pierce official website.
Official Brian Jacques Home Page Created for fans and friends of the Redwall books.
Vancouver Island Regional Library is not responsible for the content of external websites.