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Academic Search Elite

Academic Search Elite is a rich resource spanning a broad stretch of academic subjects with thousands of full-text journals and abstracted and indexed journals.

A to Z

A to Z World Travel

A to Z World Travel offers free and exclusive tourist and culture information on more than 200 of the top travel destinations in North America and around the globe. From Aberdeen to Zurich, this resource will help you navigate some of the world's most popular cities. Note: After clicking the link, choose Sign In at the top right of the page, then select Library Card Log In and enter your library barcode number.


Auto Repair Source

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

BC Codes

BC Building Code Online

The British Columbia Codes 2012 provide the minimum requirements for a safely built environment and are the product of a unique partnership between industry practitioners, construction technology experts, and provincial regulators. This database is available in the library only. If you wish to access this service outside of the library please visit the BC Codes Homepage for information on subscriptions and day passes.

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BC Laws

BC Laws is published by the Queen's Printer for British Columbia in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Legislative Assembly.

BC Stats

BC Stats

BC Stats is the central statistical agency of the Province of British Columbia. BC Stats is in the business of adding value to data and information to support informed decision making and policy development.

Bibliotechque Numerique de la Columbia Britannique

Bibliothèque Numérique

Bibliothèque Numérique is a province-wide French eBook collection. This collection includes French Language eBooks and Audiobooks in a variety of genres for all age groups. Please note that patrons are required to provide an email address for notifications the first time a book is checked out.

The Penticton Public Library recognizes the financial support of the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Agreement on French-language Services.

Bike Sense

Bike Sense

Bike Sense is intended to help make cycling in British Columbia safer, more inclusive, and more accessible.

Originally published by the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition, Bike Sense has been a trusted source of information on bicycles and cycling to British Columbians since 2000. Learning about bikes and how to ride them—at any age, for any reason, in different conditions across British Columbia—is the purpose of Bike Sense.

Business Plans Handbook

Business Plans Handbook

Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

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Business Source Premier

The industry's most widely used business research database, this collection features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.



This site provides legal information, education and help for British Columbians.

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Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is designed to support the needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics by providing content covering all key areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to holistic and integrated medicine.


Consumer Reports Online

Consumer Reports (CR) is the world's largest nonprofit product-testing organization and has been helping subscribers find better, safer products for 80+ years.

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Cypress Resume

Cypress Resume is an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in just a few quick and simple steps.

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Europeans Views of the Americas: 1493-1750

This archive is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750 from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750.


Explora Canada

A place to find information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects, such as art and music, literature, geography, language, arts, history, math, science, social studies and more.

Funk & Wagnalls

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.


Gale Courses

Gale Courses provides more than 360 six-week long, online programs taught by college instructors. New courses begin each month, and lessons are assigned twice a week, enhanced with images, videos, and games to support varied learning styles.

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Global Road Warrior

This is a massive database of constantly updated proprietary editorial and graphics for 175 countries of the world. It provides deep content coverage in major topic areas of society and culture, travel, communications, business, trade, marketing, and security.

Home improvement

Home Improvement Reference Center

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.


Hoopla Digital

Hoopla Digital provides online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks, and comics. There are more than 790,000 titles that they have access to for FREE with their library card.


Investor Education

The BCSC's InvestRight website educates investors so they can make informed investment decisions and protect themselves from fraudulent investment schemes.

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Kanopy is a collection of over 30,000 streaming documentaries, movies and educational videos. We have decided to continue with Kanopy, and ask that if you have any comments about the service to let us know!

Libby app


Libby (OverDrive/Library2Go) gives you free access to thousands of ebooks and audiobooks with your library card.

Lib and Info

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Library & Information Science Source provides comprehensive coverage of the history of library studies.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedInLearning is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.


Mango Languages

Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.


Novelist Plus

NoveList is a trusted source of expert read-alike recommendations.

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People's Law School

This website explains in a general way the law that applies in British Columbia, Canada. The information is not intended as legal advice. The cases we refer to reflect real experiences.


PovNet: Find an advocate

The Find an Advocate tool has been integral to PovNet’s goal of connecting people. When it first launched, it was to connect advocates working outside of Vancouver with others and with up to date resources. Today that remains to be the case, as advocates working in small or rural communities often work in isolation. Find an Advocate is also helpful for people who need assistance from a legal advocate, as it allows them to find one that is nearest to them or one that serves people provincially.



As a Penticton Public Library patron, you will have on and off-site access courtesy of your local library. Explore titles such as the National Post, The Guardian, Washington Post, Vogue, Forbes, and much more from all over the world.

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Primary Search

Primary Search provides students with encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.

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Regional Business News

This robust database provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canada.

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Resume Builder

A Quick and Easy Way to Create Your Professional Resume.


Salem Press

Salem provides online access to all of its award-winning content. Salem Press is published and distributed by Grey House Publishing. All SalemPress Titles include. FREE ONLINE ACCESS. Activate a title. Search the Database. More Information. Log on to ' Salem Press ' online database platform.

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Small Engine Repair

Small Engine Repair Reference Center (SERRC) offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers.

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Teacher Reference

Teacher Reference Center covers a variety of topics of interest to teachers.

Teen BookCloud

TeenBook Cloud

An online collection of read-alongs, ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels and educational videos for middle and high school students.

the great courses

The Great Courses

The Great Courses develops and delivers high-quality academically focused lectures taught by first-class professors and experts. Log in with your library card and watch directly through Kanopy.


TumbleBook Library

TumblePremium is your answer to building reading, math and multiple literacy skills. TumblePremium is the amalgamation of 3 collections (TumbleBookLibrary; TumbleBookCloud Jr; TumbleMath) into one easy access point.

Featured Resource

Bibliothèque Numérique

Bibliothèque Numérique is a province-wide French eBook collection. This collection includes French Language eBooks and Audiobooks in a variety of genres for all age groups. Please note that patrons are required to provide an email address for notifications the first time a book is checked out.

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