Featured Digital Resources
Here is a short list of some of the databases and collections we offer access to.
Ancestry Library Edition (in-library use only) — Provides genealogical and historical research capabilities. With more than 5 billion names in over 4,600 databases, includes census, military, court, land, and probate records; vital and church records; directories; and passenger lists.
Castlegar Library Catalogue — Find and reserve books, movies, music, and magazines that are available at the Castlegar library. Use your library card and PIN to sign in!
Library to Go (BC Libraries) with Libby — Download audio books, ebooks and digital magazines onto a variety of devices, including android and Apple tablets and smartphones, MP3 players and Zune players, as well as eReaders. Use your library card to register and sign in!
Bibliothèque numérique from Cantook — Access a collection of French language eBooks and audiobooks includeing popular genre fiction, bestsellers, non-fiction and more. Titles for adults, teens and children. Use your library card and PIN to register and sign in!
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) — Learn business, software, technology and creative skills. Courses range from beginner to intermediate and expert level and can include quick tutorials to more in depth courses. Use your library card and PIN to sign in!
Khan Academy — “Learn almost anything for free.” 3300 videos explain subjects such as math, science, computing, history, art history, economics, and more, including K-14 and test preparation. No library card required!
Kermode Education — Helps develop digital/media literacy skills. Access learning guides, article analysis, and more! Log in using the license key “Castlegar2023”.
BC Historical Newspapers — Hosted by ProQuest, provides access to western Canadian papers The Province, The Times-Colonist, and The Vancouver Sun, from as early as 1884 up to 2010. No library card required!
Clicklaw — An Internet subject guide to authoritative legal resources in BC and Canada. No library card required!
EBSCOhost periodicals — Search the content of more than 10,000 popular and academic magazines, reference books, plus images, covering all subject areas, from current events and history to the arts and sciences. Many Canadian titles are included. Narrow results by date, subject, publication, etc. Use your library card to sign in!