Lifelong Learning - Vaughan Public Libraries
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Lifelong Learning

This page highlights Vaughan Public Libraries' lifelong learning opportunities for customers of all ages. Click the links below to train yourself to use our collections, learn a new skill or course, and discover what is happening in your library and beyond today!


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Library Catalogue

Learn how to search the Library Catalogue and put items on hold.


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Your Library Account

Log in to your library account to see your holds and account information


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Overdrive eBooks and Audiobooks

Use your library card to check out digital eBooks and audiobooks using Overdrive.


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3M Cloud Library eBooks

Use your library card to browse, check out and download popular titles from VPL's 3M Cloud Library - collection.



Click here to learn how

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Hoopla Digital - Streaming Movies, Music, and Audiobooks

Stream free movies and music and borrow eBooks, audiobooks and comic books using Hoopla Digital with your library card.



For iOS Devices


Click here to learn how


For Android Devices


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Lynda.com

Lynda.com gives users free access to thousands of video tutorial courses with a focus on such areas as technology, software development, business skills, project management as well as creative skills like animation and video editing.
Note: This site requires a Vaughan Public Libraries card to sign in.


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Universal Class

Universal Class offers the highest quality online courses for patrons interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. This site requires a Vaughan Public Libraries card to sign in.


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Transparent Language

Learn a new language today! Transparent Language helps you learn over 100 different languages. This site requires a Vaughan Public Libraries card to sign in.


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TV Ontario Education

TV Ontario Education is an Ontario-based resource providing links to the Independent Learning Center, Homework Help, and resources for adults looking to complete their GED.


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Peer 2 Peer University

Peer 2 Peer University (or simply P2PU) is a non-profit organization that facilitates equitable learning beyond institutional walls.


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Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy - The Networking Academy program delivers ICT training to help improve career and educational opportunities for individuals in communities around the world.


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Coursera

Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations wordlwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.


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EdX

EdX is a massive open online course and online learning platform that hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a wordwide audience at no charge.


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MIT Open Courseware

Access course materials (including textbooks) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for free. MIT Open Courseware includes course materials in English, Chinese, Persian, Spanish, and more.


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Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that offers practice courses in Math, Computer Programming, Physics and more. Contains resources for middle school and high school levels.


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Learn It! (Coming Soon in 2017)

Bathurst Clark Resource Library's digital literacy lab is geared toward younger children and their caregivers and offers exposure to digital technology through creative programming!


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Create It!

Civic Centre Resource Library's digital media lab allows you to develop your talents and pursue career goals while you learn and develop new skills.


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Make It!

Make It! is a shared community space at the Pierre Berton Resource Library that offers equipment and tools for makers of all ages. Make It! provides a flexible co-learning environment that houses a variety of equipment and technology to suit students, entrepreneurs, artists and inventors.


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TED

With its slogan "Ideas Worth Spreading" the TED Conference (Stands for Technology, Education, Design) features world's leading academics, teachers, and innovators in easily digestible 18 minutes lectures. Requires a free TED account.


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@GoogleTalks

Innovators, thinkers and doers visit Googleplex to give inspiring talks that are posted freely online by Google. @GoogleTalks requires a Gmail account or Google ID.


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Youtube Edu

Google's Youtube Education Channel features lots of great educational content, lectures, and conference talks conveniently organized.