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Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source provides service and repair information for thousands of vehicles, from 1974 to the present. The database includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labour estimates, service bulletins and recalls, and more. All content comes from the original equipment manufacturers (OEM).

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BC Codes

Full text of the BC Building Code, Fire Code, and Plumbing Code for 2018 and past years. Access from home or mobile. In-branch access is no longer required.

BC Laws

BC Laws provides free public access to the current laws of British Columbia. This consolidation of BC Statutes and Regulations is updated continually as new and amended laws come into force. (Note: BC Laws now contains content that used to be in QP [Queen’s Printer] Legaleze)

Consumer Reports

New database! Consumer Reports provides trusted ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
Subjects include:

  • Appliances
  • Cars
  • Babies and kids
  • Health, fitness and food
  • Home and garden
  • Money

Creativebug

Have a look at this introductory video by Creativebug to learn more.

Creativebug is an art and craft education resource for web and mobile apps. There are thousands of online video classes taught by leading instructors. Categories include:

  • Art + Design
  • Crochet
  • Food + Home
  • Kids
  • Knitting
  • Jewelry
  • Quilting
  • Sewing

Please note that access to Creativebug requires library customers to provide first and last name and email address to authenticate use. For more information, contact info@virl.bc.ca or review Creativebug’s Privacy Policy here.

Flipster Magazines

Notice: Access is available for a limited trial period. Trial ends August 10.

Explore over 1,400 magazine titles in this Flipster trial from EBSCO. Includes popular Canadian and international titles like Cosmopolitan, Maclean’s, People, Sports Illustrated, and Time. Browse categories for Art & Design; Business; Entertainment; Fitness & Health; Food & Cooking; Home & Garden; Science & Technology and more. Browse French and Spanish language titles.

Login with your library card number. For mobile: download the app, search for and select “Vancouver Island Regional Library” and login with your library card number.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Find eBooks for business, health, religion, and science topics. Find information on cultural topics like fashion and food. Includes titles from the Experiments for Future STEM Professionals series.

Grant Connect (In-branch only)

Grant Connect’s Work-From-Home Community Edition expired on Tuesday, July 7th. Access reverts to in-branch only, at a public workstation or when connected to VIRL Wi-Fi.

New database! Grant Connect is a grant funding information database. With Grant Connect, you have access to:

  • Over 11,000 Canadian foundations, 560 corporate giving programs, 370 government grant programs, 120 American foundations, and 200 other kinds of grant opportunities.
  • Funder profiles that offer insights on specific grant programs, application preferences, financial summaries, and key decision-makers.
  • Data on billions of dollars in past donations.
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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Find information on your favourite hobby or pastime, from toys and collectibles to model-building, arts and crafts, electronics and games.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is an online learning platform featuring video courses and tutorials. Lynda.com offers courses with a focus on skills for business, creative industries, education, information technology, software, and web development. The tutorials are high quality and led by industry experts.

Lynda.com includes topics, software skills, and learning paths for the following subject areas:

  • 3D +Animation
  • Audio + Music
  • Business
  • CAD
  • Design
  • Developer
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Web