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

Academic Search Premier

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 (In Library Use Only)

Research family history and genealogy.

Auto Repair Source

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

BC Codes (In Library Use Only)

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.

Canadian Reference Centre

Access complete Canadian and international reference books, newspapers, newswires, magazines, maps, photos, and more.


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.

EBSCO Image Search

Find high quality citable images, graphs, and charts to supplement your presentations.


Find information on virtually any subject fast via a simultaneous search of a series of multidisciplinary databases.

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.


Stream the best (or possibly the weirdest, depending on your taste) movies from worldwide film festivals on your computer, mobile devices, Roku or Xbox 360. (Your RBdigital credentials can be used to log in.)

* Some content on IndieFlix may not be suitable for all audiences. Parents/legal guardians are responsible for their minor children's use of IndieFlix.

JobFreeway (In Library Use Only)

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.


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.

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.

Middle Search Plus

Access easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for middle students and the educators who work with them.

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 (Home Use Only)

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.

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.

Professional Development Collection, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text

Search core journals, books, and research reports on librarianship, information management, and more.


Download audiobooks and ebooks 24/7 to your computer and mobile devices.

RBdigital Magazines

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

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.

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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