Category Archives: Technology

Online Resources for Auto Repair

Are you a car enthusiast? Auto repair DIYer? Have you recently purchased a new or used car that you would like to learn more about? Do you have a general interest in cars and how they work? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then we’ve got two easy to use databases that are perfect for you: Chilton Library and Auto Repair Reference Center. Both of these databases...
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Getting Started with Zinio Digital Magazines

On March 1st we expanded our E-Resource collection to include Zinio Digital Magazines.  Current editions of many popular titles are now available online through our databases page.   If you would like to learn more about Zinio, or are having trouble setting up your account, you will probably find the guide below to be very helpful.  It contains detailed instructions, screen shots, and a link to customer support. Click this...
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eMagazines @ WPL: Borrow them Anytime, Anywhere…

Great news! We’ve added Zinio Digital Magazines to our suite of eResources. You can now access e-copies of popular magazines through the Windsor Public Library.   Some examples of titles in this collection include: Food Network Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, House Beautiful, Cosmopolitan, Men’s Health, National Geographic, Macworld, PC Magazine, Popular Science, and OK! These are just a few examples of the 40 titles available covering topics in Business, Men’s...
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Windsor Music Tangle Micro Doc

The Windsor Music Tangle is an interactive web site that documents Windsor’s live music scene and its connections.  Have you tried it out? It’s awesome! After launching in September 2013 at Phog Phest, the site continues to grow with every new submission.  We’d like to extend a huge THANK-YOU to those of you have have contacted us to add Bands and Musicians.  We’re still accepting new entries, so if you can’t find...
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Computer Courses at Windsor Public Library

The City of Windsor Parks & Recreation is once again offering computer courses in conjunction with Windsor Public Library. All classes are held at Central Branch, 850 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor. See a list of courses available in the New Guide section. To register, go to any City of Windsor Customer Care Centre or register online at www.reconnectwindsor.ca For more information, call the City of Windsor Parks & Recreation at 519-253-2300 or call...
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WPL Continues to Expand its Database Collection

Windsor Public Library is pleased to announce it is now offering another online eResource to WPL customers: PressDisplay. WPL joins 13 other Ontario public libraries currently offering this service. PressDisplay is the online version of the resource that produces WPL’s printed NewspaperDirect Print-On-Demand newspapers, which are offered in-branch at Central Library (850 Ouellette Avenue). PressDisplay provides instant online access to today’s newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format....
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2013: E-Resources Year in Review

Our E-collection continued to get bigger and better in the year 2013.  We added two new resources: Hoopla Digital and Law Depot – and have continued to add new titles to our already popular E-Book and E-Audiobook collections.  With so many quality tablets, eReaders, and Smartphones hitting the market, it’s no wonder that we saw a 26% increase in downloads this year.  What’s so great about using the digital library?...
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eReaders Now Available for Loan at Windsor Public Library

Windsor Public Library (WPL) began offering the free loan of Sony® Readers to registered Windsor Public Library cardholders on February 15, 2013. A total of 100 eReaders are now available throughout the system at all 10 library branches and customers will be able to place a hold on the devices if demand exceeds supply. A library card in good standing is required to borrow an eReader and the loan period...
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Windsor Public Library Adds to Package of Mobile Applications

On the heels of our announcements last year regarding the Windsor Public Library suite of mobile applications for the iPhone and Android, we are happy to announce another product for technologically savvy customers – electronic library cards. Working in conjunction with BIBLIOCOMMONS, our integrated library management system, which makes it easy for customers to manage accounts, search our materials, get branch information and hours and much more…...
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