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ALLDATA Online Research

Diagnostic and repair information for cars and light trucks. Covers models from 1982 to the present. Technical Service Bulletins and recalls updated daily.

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Ancestry Research

Ancestry Library Edition is a family history resource. It includes American, Canadian, and international records for census, birth, marriage, death, immigration, and military information spanning from the 1500s to 2000s. Patrons must visit the library to access this resource.

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AtoZ World Food Research Library Card Required.

Learn more about world cuisine and try new dishes with AtoZ World Food. This resource contains over 7000 recipes from more than 170 countries, with articles about food culture, ingredients and culinary history.

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Brainfuse HelpNow Online Learning Library Card Required.

Brainfuse HelpNow offers collaborative online homework help for students and support for adult learners. Adults and youth can chat with a tutor to get live help during the afternoon and evening (specific hours on HelpNow). They can also submit questions or writing samples and receive feedback from a tutor within one business day.

Kindergarten to grade 12 students studying the Alberta curriculum can get help in math, science, language arts or French and Spanish language studies.

Adult learners can receive live help on writing, GED preparation, citizenship test preparation, French and Spanish language studies and Microsoft Office skills.

To get started, log in with your library barcode and PIN, then create a Brainfuse account using an email address to access the personalized learning tools.

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Brainfuse JobNow Online Learning Library Card Required.

Get help switching jobs, writing resumes, preparing for job interviews and exploring new career interests. Access online career coaches daily (hours on JobNow) and access resume templates and job resources at any time. You can also submit your resume and cover letter to receive written feedback from a career coach within one business day.

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Creativebug Online Learning Library Card Required.

Enjoy unlimited access to crafting and cooking videos for a variety of skill levels and ages. Start a small project or follow a full multi-part class. Also includes a pattern library!

Login note: If you would like to create a user profile in Creativebug, enter your library barcode and PIN when prompted a second time. You will then be able to enter an email address in your account profile so you can log in directly to the Creativebug website or app. Or, you can use Creativebug as a library guest without a personalized experience.

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FamilySearch Research

Learn more about your family's history with one of the largest free online collections of historical records and resources.

As a FamilySearch Affiliate Library, Strathcona County Library provides access to protected online resources from the FamilySearch Website (not available from home). These additional FamilySearch resources are only available from within the library. Access to this collection requires users to create an account with FamilySearch.

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Visit SCL and use a public computer in the Teen Zone or 2nd Floor Computer lab or connect to the Library-Guest Wifi Network

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Freading eBooks Library Card Required.

The Freading eBook collection includes most genres, with a focus on general non-fiction (travel, crafts, cooking).

Number of checkouts: 3 per week
Loan time: 14 days

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hoopla Audiobooks eBooks Movies & TV Music

Stream movies, TV, audiobooks, eBooks and full music albums with no waitlists. Downloading for offline use is available through the app.

Additional devices supported: Chromecast; Amazon Echo, Dot, Spot and Show; Roku
Number of checkouts: 4 per month
Loan time:

  • Movies and TV: 3 days
  • Music: 7 days
  • Audiobooks: 21 days
  • Graphic Novels and eBooks: 21 days

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Kanopy Movies & TV Library Card Required.

Independent and classic films, documentaries, PBS' The Great Courses and many more movies. Enjoy unlimited content in Kanopy Kids, which offers curated content for children.

Additional devices supported: Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Roku
Not supported: Internet Explorer
Number of checkouts: 5 per month
Loan time: 2 or 3 days, depending on film

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NNELS (National Network for Equitable Library Service) Audiobooks eBooks Library Card Required.

NNELs provides downloadable books and audiobooks in accessible formats, and can also create a book in a format you need (subject to availability and copyright permissions).

Access is restricted to people with print disabilities (visual, cognitive or physical impairments). See the NNELS help page for more information or CONTACT US to get started.


NoveList Plus Research Library Card Required.

Find your next favourite book with Novelist Plus. Browse curated lists of similar titles and authors, and create recommended reading lists and suggestions based on your reading preferences. NoveList Plus contains reading preferences for all ages including picture books, children's chapter books, teen titles, and books for adult readers.

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OverDrive Audiobooks eBooks Library Card Required.

Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library's most current collection of popular digital titles. Download or stream to read and listen on your device.

Number of Checkouts: 10 at a time (3 Bestsellers)

Number of Holds: 25 at a time

Loan time: 21 days maximum (7 day Bestsellers)

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OverDrive Kids Audiobooks eBooks Library Card Required.

Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, and magazines from the library's collection of popular digital titles for kids. Download or stream to read and listen on your device.

Number of Checkouts: 10 at a time (unlimited magazines)

Number of Holds: 25 at a time

Loan time: 21 days maximum 

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OverDrive Teens Audiobooks eBooks Library Card Required.

Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, and magazines from the library's collection of popular digital titles for teens. Download or stream to read and listen on your device.

Number of Checkouts: 10 at a time (unlimited magazines)

Number of Holds: 25 at a time

Loan time: 21 days maximum 

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Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection eBooks Library Card Required.

The Prairie Indigenous eBook collection provides access to stories by Indigenous authors and writings about Indigenous cultures from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Discover new and well-loved authors with instantly available titles.

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PressReader Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

Explore full-colour, full-page collections of newspapers and magazines from around the world. Many publications archive over 21 days of issues.

The app allows downloading publications for offline access. Please note: Free access through the app is only granted in 48-hour intervals; after this time users must sign back into the app with their library credentials (time limits do not apply to in-library or browser use).

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Read Alberta Audiobooks eBooks Newspapers & Magazines Library Card Required.

Check out a collection of Alberta-published eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines. Local history, politics, outdoor guides, and a variety of literary genres are all represented by Alberta publishers.

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TumbleBooks eBooks Library Card Required.

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that you can read or have read to you. TumbleBooks are ideal for beginning readers and include titles in French and Spanish.

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World Book Student Research Library Card Required.

This encyclopedia is directed towards upper-elementary to middle-grade students. Users can save, notate and organize article pages, biographies and other content. World Book Student also includes age-appropriate current events, lesson plans for teachers and citation tools.

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