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. has discontinued remote access as of December 31 2021. Access continues in-library.

Auto Repair Source

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

BC Historical Newspapers

Accessible to anyone located in B.C. or the Yukon BC Historical Newspapers bring you a century of almost 5 million digitized page of news, features, editorials, ads and images showcasing B.C.'s heritage. Access made possible by the library members of the British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BC ELN), the BC Libraries Cooperative and Focused Education Resources.

Bibliothèque numérique de la Colombie-Britannique

Over 4000 French titles for adults, children, and youth, in the original French and in translation. Access in your browser, or, through the Aldiko app (available on the Apple App Store and Google Play). This collection is possible through the BC Libraries Cooperative, and grants from the Government of B.C.’s Francophone Affairs through the Canada – British Columbia Agreement on French-language Services.

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.) iOS and Android users: install the Libby by OverDrive app from your device app store

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.

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

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. (LinkedIn Learning's app is not available to library customers)

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.

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

The NCTR is a place of learning and dialogue where the truths of the residential school experience will be honoured and kept safe for future generations.

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.


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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