New Electronic Resource at Huron County Library!
Starting today, we’re excited to bring you a new electronic resource! It’s hoopla digital – a resource where you can download and stream new movies, music, television shows, read ebooks and listen to audiobooks. Yes! All in one place!
hoopla digital is available to all Huron County Library card holders. You can access hoopla digital on your smartphone (hoopla digital app in the app store – make sure it’s called hoopla digital!), or on your laptop or desktop by clicking “hoopla digital” on the left-hand side of this page! You need to create an account when you first sign up for hoopla digital – follow the set-up steps and you’ll be browsing the hoopla digital collection in no time! There is a checkout limit of 5 items per month. Click here for the easy to follow setup steps handout.
To sign up for your account, your library card mustn’t have any outstanding fines or be expired. If you’re unsure about your library card’s status, you can check up on it in your library account on our catalogue, or phone in to your local library branch.
If you have any questions about the resource, staff at your local library branch will be more than willing to help out!
Food for Fines in Huron County
All branches of the Huron County Library will be participating in the 'Food for Fines' program again this year.
From October 11th to 17th, the libraries will accept non-perishable food items in place of cash for overdue library fines. This project is offered through the Huron County Library in partnership with the Huron County Health Unit and local food banks. Fines for items will be waived on a one-to-one ratio; one item of food for each item overdue. Food cannot replace the fines for lost or damaged items.
Please contact your local branch for more information.
All library branches will be closed Sunday, October 11, 2015 and Monday, October 12, 2015 in observance of Thanksgiving. Branches will open with regular business hours on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Zinio for Libraries Now at Huron County Library!
Have you been at your local library branch and found the current issue of the magazine you want to read is already checked out? Then give Zinio for Libraries a try, starting May 1st!
To access the magazines Huron County Library has, just click this link: Zinio for Libraries, and create a new account (if you don't already have an Indieflix account), and log in. Once you've logged in, you can choose to go to Zinio or to Indieflix. You get access to both resources with one click!
Once in Zinio, you can checkout the current issue of the magazine you want to read (back issues will start to be available in a couple of month's time). Once checked out, you can read the magazine on your home computer or through the Zinio for Libraries app from the Google Play Store, or App store on your iPad/iPod.
Huron County Library is please to provide the following magazines through Zinio for Libraries:
- O, The Oprah Magazine
- Men's Health
- Mental Floss
- Woman's Day
- National Geographic Traveler
- Runner's World
- Field & Stream
- Popular Science
- Reader's Digest Canada
We hope you enjoy the selection of these magazines.
askON Virtual Reference Service Ending
After 4:30pm, March 27, 2015, the askON Virtual Reference Service will cease its operations. The askON Virtual Reference Service was an Ontario-wide, chat-based reference service, offered to participating public libraries and college libraries across Ontario. Huron County Library has been a part of the askON Virtual Reference Service since 2011 and have enjoyed providing this service to Huron County residents as well as to residents across the province.
Still have questions? That’s okay, we're still going to answer them! Call your local library branch or use our new "Ask a Librarian" email address, which will be available after March 27th. The new email address will be: askalibrarian [at] huroncounty [dot] ca. Someone will be in touch within 24 hours of receiving your email.
A New Year and a New Look!
On Monday, January 19, 2015, Huron County Library will be getting a new look to its online catalogue. More information about the Library and its services will be at your fingertips. You'll have direct access to the downloadable ebook/audiobook collection will be available in the new catalogue - no more having to go to two different sites to get that ebook or audiobook that you've been wanting! When you've found that ebook/audiobook you want and it says it's available, just sign in to your account to check it out! Check out the new site here:
Don't forget, for mobile access to the catalogue, you can download the app - BookMyne 4.0 from your app store.
IndieFlix now at Huron County Library!
Starting July 1st, IndieFlix will be available to Huron County Library patrons. IndieFlix is online streaming of films by independent filmmakers. Everything from award-winning animated shorts, to feature-length films are available for your viewing pleasure. IndieFlix works through a revenue-sharing Royalty Pool Minutes (RPM) model, where filmmakers are paid for every minute watched by an IndieFlix subscriber! So, even though this service is free to you, for every minute you watch, the filmmakers are making money!
You can access the resource on the Huron County Library website, by clicking the link IndieFlix, and create an account for free! You'll be able to watch your films of choice from home or within the library branches! Searching the films can be done by genre, film length, and audience level. Something to note: some IndieFlix titles are not suitable for children and teens; sorting by audience could be very important! IndieFlix is not compatible with Internet Explorer, but works with Firefox and Chrome. Some films are compatible with Xbox and Roku devices.
Stop in and have a view, or have a independent movie-night at home, there is something for everyone!
New eBook Resource at Huron County Library!
Huron County Library now has Sesame Street eBooks! Sesame Street eBooks feature the characters from the beloved television show Sesame Street®. Learn the alphabet, manners, or go on an adventure with Elmo®, Abby®, Big Bird® and all your favourite characters!
To access this resource from home all you need to do is click the Sesame Street eBooks link, choose Huron County Library from the drop down menu and enter your Library card barcode number. When you're in the library just click on the Sesame Street eBooks link and you'll immediately have access.
Once in the resource click on any book cover to read online. You can choose what book to read based on the subject too! We hope you have fun with Sesame Street eBooks!
Huron County Library patrons can access a wide range of downloadable audiobooks and ebooks from home or library. Audiobooks can be downloaded at the Clinton, Exeter, Goderich, Seaforth, Wingham and Zurich branches using the available Download Station. You may download ebooks in our branches using your own personal laptops, wireless ereaders and similar devices.
This service is funded by the $15 Million Investment in Ontario Public Libraries program from the Ontario Ministry of Culture and administrated by Southern Ontario Library Service and Ontario Library Service North. For more information or help using this service contact your local library.
New Genealogy Electronic Resource for Huron County Library
Huron County Library now has access to the database Ancestry Library Edition, a genealogy database supplied by ProQuest Inc. Ancestry Library Edition is a joint effort between ProQuest and MyFamily.com to be one of the most important genealogical collections available today. The Ancestry Library Edition collection has census, vital, church, court and immigration records for the United States and the United Kingdom as well as access to collections from Canada and other areas. Ancestry Library Edition updates continually, with more indexes and original images added all the time. To access this resource, please visit your local branch library.
ServiceOntario at the Library
Have you ever lost your wallet and not known what to do about it? Are you moving and unsure what you need to do? Do you want to learn more about starting a business? Your local library branch and ServiceOntario can help.
The ServiceOntario website has a wide variety of information that ranges from what to do when you lose your wallet, when you are moving within Ontario, if you want to start your own business or need to apply for a birth, death or marriage certificate and much much more. Library staff can help first-time users of the site to find the information needed. For more information and to learn more about the ServiceOntario website, visit your local library branch or visit the ServiceOntario website.