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.