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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).


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

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

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

Access online or via mobile app. Have a look at this introductory video by Creativebug to learn more.

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 or review Creativebug’s Privacy Policy here.

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 is available in-branch only, at a public workstation or when connected to VIRL Wi-Fi.

At home access may be available due to the pandemic. Please contact your library branch for details

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.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly

Notice: We have been experiencing intermittent log-in issues with LinkedIn Learning and are working with the vendor to resolve the problem. If you are unable to log-in, please try again.

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform featuring video courses and tutorials. LinkedIn Learning 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.

Our LinkedIn Learning ID is: virl
Our invite URL (needed to log in to app) is:

LinkedIn Learning 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