Category Archives: Technology

Online resources for New Canadians

Are you, or do you know a new Canadian who is preparing for the IELTS test? If so, we can help! We offer Road to IELTS (General and Academic) in online format for library cardholders. This eResource/App provides individuals preparing for the IELTS with practice tests, advisory videos, and eBooks covering reading, listening, speaking, and writing – just like the IELTS test itself. Road to IELTS also tracks learner progress...
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Use your Library Card to Stream and Download Music

Freegal – WPLs music streaming service, has rebuilt its App from the ground up! Fun fact: In December 2017, music lovers in Canada streamed over 900 million songs in a single week – setting a new national record. Our friends at Nielsen tell us that these numbers continue to increase, with streaming on the rise, downloading on the decline, and CDs moving towards obsolescence. With easy to use streaming services...
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Libby, by Overdrive

Have you met Libby? If you’re into eBooks & eAudiobooks, chances are you have – or that you will soon. Created by Overdrive, the Libby app is essentially an easier to use version of the Overdrive app. It contains all of the same titles Overdrive, and if you’re using Overdrive already your account information, checkouts, and holds will automatically transfer over into Libby. Libby is built and branded as a...
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Self-Driving Cars – What You Need to Know

The North American Auto show rolls out of town this weekend, but if you haven’t got enough of cars yet, visit us at W.F. Chisholm library, home of the Windsor Public Library Auto Archives, for a talk about the future of cars. Self-driving cars are big news these days, but what will they mean to our community?  How will autonomous vehicles affect our driving, and our industry?  Dr. Peter Frise will share his...
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Tech Offerings at WPL: We Want to Hear from You!

Have you used any of the technology available at Windsor Public Library?  Do you know about everything we have to offer?  Besides access to the internet at every branch, we offer library users the opportunity to make use of innovative technology, including audio/visual equipment (including green screen!), an electronic cutter, 3D printers, an Espresso Book Machine, Arduino technology and many tools to get kids of all ages to explore how...
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