Book Sales at Huron County Library

The time has come again for Huron County Library to hold its annual book sales. Throughout the Summer and into the Fall, several of our branches will host book sales. Come on out and see what bargains you can find.

The dates for the book sales are as follows:

Bayfield August 20 – 21
Zurich August 27
Blyth September 8 – 10
Clinton September 19 – September 25
Wingham November 3 – 6
Howick November 23 – 26

For more information about your local library branch’s book sale, please contact your library branch.

New Electronic Resource at Huron County Library!

It’s a new year and we have a new electronic resource to start you off right. We’re excited to bring you Freegal Music. Freegal Music allows you to download 3 music tracks per week and stream 5 hours of music a day. Freegal Music consists of music by artists under the Sony label. Those 3 music tracks you download each week? Yours to keep until you decide you don’t want them anymore.

Freegal Music is available to all Huron County Library card holders. You can access Freegal Music on your smartphone (Freegal Music app in the app store – make sure it’s called Freegal Music!), or on your laptop or desktop by clicking the Freegal Music icon on the left-hand side of the page! You’ll need your library card handy when signing in.

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.

For more information about Freegal Music, check out their FAQ page.

If you have any questions about the resource, staff at your local library branch will be more than willing to help out!

hoopla digital comes to 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!

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
  • Seventeen
  • Men’s Health
  • Mental Floss
  • Newsweek
  • Woman’s Day
  • National Geographic Traveler
  • PCWorld
  • Runner’s World
  • Field & Stream
  • Popular Science
  • Reader’s Digest Canada

We hope you enjoy the selection of these magazines.

InstantFlix: Powered by IndieFlix now at Huron County Library!

Starting July 1st, InstantFlix will be available to Huron County Library patrons. InstantFlix is online streaming of films by independent filmmakers. Everything from award-winning animated shorts, to feature-length films are available for your viewing pleasure. InstantFlix works through a revenue-sharing Royalty Pool Minutes (RPM) model, where filmmakers are paid for every minute watched by an InstantFlix 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 InstantFlix, 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 InstantFlix titles are not suitable for children and teens; sorting by audience could be very important! InstantFlix: Powered by 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!

Downloadable Audiobooks

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.