Using the Library


School Tours

Last Updated 2021/02/02

We love showing the Powell River Public Library to students of all-ages, and as the Powell River Public Library continues to practice physical distancing, we’ve found ways to be able to invite students, teachers and parents into the Library space to explore. These exciting opportunities include pre-recorded virtual tour videos and scheduled zoom-based virtual library


Memoir Anthologies

Last Updated 2021/01/29

The Monthly Memoir Writing Program has curated their work into several books and e-books. We welcome you to enjoy the stories, and hope that it inspires you to put your own stories on paper. Treasures: A Memoir Anthology This e-book is available for download in PDF, MOBI (Kindle Friendly) and EPUB (Kobo friendly) “Welcome to


Online Catalogue Help

Last Updated 2021/01/20

Logging In To Your Account Click the My Library Account link. Enter your library card number and your PIN. The default PIN is the last four digits of your library card number. If you need help logging in, contact us. After you log in, you’ll see a screen that has four tabs: “Personal Information,” “Checkouts,” “Holds,”


Download Digital Media (eBooks, eAudiobooks & more)

Last Updated 2021/06/03

You can download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, popular magazines, and more from a variety of sources: Download eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive with options for Juvenile, Teen and Adult readers. For help with this service, read more here. We recommend the free app “Libby” to connect with OverDrive on your mobile device. Download eAudiobooks, eBooks and digital


eBook Websites

Last Updated 2021/06/03

Here’s a list of websites offering eBooks and eAudiobooks for download: Accessible Reading BC A small collection of accessible eBooks published in BC Bartleby.com: Great Books Online Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus and hundreds more. Bibliomania Free online literature and study guides. International Children’s Digital Library Read free children books online. LibriVox A wealth of audiobooks to


Privacy Policy

Last Updated 2021/05/26

Are you concerned about how we protect your privacy? We assure you that is a primary concern for all of us. Your card registration information and the records of your Library use are confidential. To learn more, consult the Statement of Policies May 2021 on Confidentiality of Patron Information.


Finding, Borrowing and Placing Holds on Digital Items

Last Updated 2021/04/30

For finding and borrowing eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive read these instructions. Placing Holds How to place a hold How to check out a title on hold that has become available How to remove a hold *Please note that the eBook collection is hosted on a Third Party website with its own set of privacy policies.


eAudioBooks: Transferring to an iPod or MP3 Player

Last Updated 2021/04/30

Find out more: About the Service Compatible Devices eBooks: Downloading to a Computer Downloading to a Tablet or Smartphone Transferring eBooks to an eReader  eAudiobooks: Downloading to a Computer Finding and Borrowing Items & Placing Holds


eAudiobooks: Downloading to a Computer

Last Updated 2021/04/30

MP3 vs WMA eAudiobooks are available in 2 different formats: MP3 and WMA.   MP3: Compatible with most devices, including Mac and Windows computers Can be transferred to iPod or other compatible music players Can be downloaded directly to mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets) using the OverDrive Media Console app WMA: Compatible with just


Transferring eBooks to an eReader

Last Updated 2021/04/30

Check the compatibility of your eReader to ensure it’ll work with OverDrive. Watch a video about how to transfer eBooks and learn about the OverDrive app “Libby” on this FAQ page for mobile devices . Make sure you’ve downloaded Adobe Digital Editions to your computer. Authorize Your eReader: Skip to Step 3 if you’ve already authorized your reader with your computer. Connect your