Search databases via the complete list below, or search using the subject list to the left.

Academic Search Elite

Access scholarly information for nearly all academic areas of study, including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language, arts, literature, and more.

Ancestry Library Edition

Research family history and genealogy. Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.

Auto Repair Source

Get comprehensive repair and maintenance information and guides for domestic and imported vehicles.

BC Codes

View the current BC Building Code (2018); includes the BC Plumbing Code, BC Fire Code, and related regulations.

BC Laws

Search BC laws and various BC government legal publications.

Book Index with Reviews

Access reviews and bibliographic data of books in a wide range of genres and formats.


Watch and read interactive children's stories online.

Business Source Premier

Search and browse country economic data, company profiles, industry information, and market research.

Canadian Newsstream

Read current and archived news from major and rural Canadian newspapers.


CELA is a collection of items in accessible formats, including downloadable titles, DAISY books, print and electronic braille, and e-text newspapers and magazines for Canadians with perceptual disabilities. Please call FVRL Outreach Services with your library card at 1-888-668-4141 (extension 7076) to register.

Consumer Health Complete

Research all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.

Consumer Reports

Find product ratings and reviews for cars and household items, as well as consumer protection information.


Get crafty with thousands of award-winning, ad-free art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Explora Canada

Learn fun facts; kids in grades K through 8 can explore age-appropriate topics while developing and enhancing basic search skills.

Explora Educator's Edition

Plan lessons using Ebscohost databases. Includes sample lesson plans, Curriculum Standards, STEM, STEAM and Common Core information for educators.

Explora Primary Canada

Learn fun facts; kids in grades K through 8 can explore age-appropriate topics while developing and enhancing basic search skills.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Research a variety of topics from over 25,000 encyclopedic entries.

FVRL OverDrive

Download ebooks and audiobooks 24/7 to your computer and mobile devices. (This service is available exclusively to residents of the communities which FVRL serves.)

Global Road Warrior

Access maps, cultural and travel information, and country reports for over 175 countries.


Access scholarly, government, and general interest titles covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.

Indigenous Storybooks

Designed specifically for children, families, community members, and educators, and inspired by the open-licensed stories from Little Cree Books. Presents text, images, and audio of stories in Indigenous languages as well as English, French, and the most widely spoken immigrant and refugee languages of Canada.

JobFreeway (Available from home for a limited time)

Browse jobs in BC's lower mainland, post your resume, conduct candidate searches, and more.

Justice Education Society

Provides a range of information and services that will help British Columbians with legal concerns.


Video streaming service with quality, thoughtful entertainment that inspires, enriches and entertains. Enjoy Kanopy on your TV, mobile phones, tablets and online.

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids includes educational and engaging videos for children of all ages, that encourage social and emotional development, promote respect for community diversity, and inspire creativity. Click "Watch now" and enter your library card number and PIN to create a Kanopy account, then log in to begin watching!


Search the Encyclopedia of British Columbia - the definitive reference of significant BC people, places, and things.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text

Find information on librarianship, classification, cataloguing, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and more.

LinkedIn Learning will be moving to LinkedIn Learning between May 17 and May 26. Customer completion certificates and course progress will not be available post-migration. Download completion certificates and note your position in courses you're viewing. Courses offered may change.
Access an online learning library featuring thousands of engaging video courses taught by recognized industry experts. This dynamic resource supports career skills training and can help anyone learn business, software, technology, creative skills, and more. ( is not available to library customers via their app, however, their mobile site may be accessed from a web browser on any device.)

Mango Language (Optimized for Home Use)

Learn a new language online through a combination of everyday conversation skills, memory building strategies, and interactivity. Mango is optimized for home use. Limited features are available for in-library use.

MasterFILE Premier

Browse full-text articles from popular general reference publications, including Consumer Reports.

Naxos Jazz

Stream tracks from a comprehensive collection of Jazz music by over 12,000 artists.

Naxos Music Library

Search and stream free classical, jazz world, classic rock, and nostalgia music. Review album liner information, including track lists, cover artwork, and more.

Naxos Sheet Music Library

Access, download, and print thousands of original scores (sheet music) from the world's leading publishers, artists, and composers.


Subscribe to receive NextReads email newsletters. Each newsletter describes good reads and new books in a specific fiction genre or non-fiction topic, all available from FVRL.


NNELS is a collection of accessible, downloadable titles for Canadians with perceptual disabilities. See library staff to register.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Read reviews and get reading recommendations for fiction books for children and teens by theme, series, author, or readability level.

NoveList Plus

Read reviews and get reading recommendations for fiction and non-fiction books by author, plot, setting, and topic.

Overdrive Digital Magazines

Download complete digital editions of the magazines you love 24/7 to your computer and mobile devices.

Points to the Past (Only Accessible within BC)

Free perpetual access for BC residents to leading Gale research databases - featuring digital historical content - as part of a unique agreement arranged by the University of Victoria Libraries, University of British Columbia Library, and Simon Fraser University Library.

Primary Search

Access easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids, including the full text for more than 70 popular elementary school magazines.

Regional Business News

Read regional American business magazines and newspapers.

Small Business Accelerator

Build a successful business with reliable resources for industry research, and business management.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Browse step-by-step maintenance and repair instructions with illustrations for many small engine machines.


Find course lessons, reviews, and practice tests for students in grades 3 to 12. Developed by the creators of The Key Study Guides, Solaro provides online learning access based on British Columbia school curriculum.

TeenBookCloud (At Home or In-Library Use Only)

Read classic literature, young adult novels, chapter books, plays and non-fiction in ebooks and streaming audiobooks. Enhanced ebooks feature line-by-line highlighting and narration.

TumbleBookLibrary (At Home or In-Library Use Only)

Read along with line-by-line highlighting and narration of children's picture books, easy readers, chapter books and graphic novels.

Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards Online (In Library Use Only)

View the current BC Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards and related regulations.


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