Digital Collections

Ebooks & audiobooks

All online resources are available to Richmond residents with a Richmond Public Library card.

Adult ebooks & audiobooks

Find thousands of popular titles and best-selling digital titles, now includes magazines.
Restricted to Richmond residents with RPL card
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Teen ebooks & audiobooks

Browse new, popular and best-selling digital titles, including graphic novels.
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Ebooks for children*

Browse hundreds of animated and interactive story books just for kids and ESL learners.
RPL card required.   *This content is also available to non-residents with an RPL card.
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BookFlix*

Watch and read interactive children’s stories online. Includes a variety of stories and non-fiction books, as well as interactive games and puzzles..   *This content is also available to non-residents with an RPL card.
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Movies & Music

All online resources are available to Richmond residents with a Richmond Public Library card.

Stream movies, TV shows and the latest music with your tablet, smartphone, or computer for free!
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Online Learning & Research

All online resources are available to Richmond residents with a Richmond Public Library card.

Online journal articles

Explore hundreds of academic and popular magazines, including Consumer Reports, as well as reference books, maps, photos, and more.
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Online language learning*

Learn a new language with self-directed lessons, movies, music and more! Over 80 languages are available with instruction available in over 50 different languages.   *This content is also available to non-residents with an RPL card.
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Online study guides for the BC school curriculum (grades 3-12)*

Online study and exam preparation for the British Columbia curriculum is available for grades 3 – 12. Access tutorials, flash cards, and practice tests for math, science, and English. Progress reporting for parents and tutors is also available.  *This content is also available to non-residents with an RPL card.
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Online video tutorials

Learn how to use digital collections, such as ebooks, as well as Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft Office and more. Video tutorials include transcripts and are device-specific.
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Online history*

Browse free, searchable historical material dating from 1450 to 2008 including maps, photographs, newspapers, manuscripts, pamphlets, poems, sermons, and much more.  *Available to residents of BC & Yukon; library card not required.
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Business & Technology

Online business plans handbook

Search an online encyclopedia of business plans compiled by small business entrepreneurs. Includes sample plans from manufacturing, retail and service industries.
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Online education*

Explore thousands of video courses on animation, 3D software, business & technology topics. *Richmond Public Library’s unique Library ID is yourlibraryca. This can be used to log in on the browser and the mobile app.
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Law, Codes & Stats

BC Laws

Search this legal research tool for BC’s provincial legislation.
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BC Stats

Browse the provincial government agency site for statistical information, research, and analysis.
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BC Building, Plumbing & Fire Codes

Search the BC Codes for the minimum requirements for a safely built environment.
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National Codes

Browse electronic versions of the National Building, Fire, Plumbing and Energy Code for Buildings, available free from the National Research Council store.
[Looking for print versions? See our BiblioCommons subject guide.]

Vehicle Safety & Inspection Standards – Available only in the library

Search VSIS Online for access to safety standards and BC legislation from official sources.
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Newspapers & Magazines

All online resources are available to Richmond residents with a Richmond Public Library card.

Digital newspapers*

Access thousands of newspapers and magazines from more than 100 countries, available in over 60 languages.  *Also available to non-residents with an RPL card, or an RPL-linked card.
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Digital magazines

Important update for customers who access reading material via RBdigital:

As of December 17, 2020, RPL ebooks and audiobooks were no longer available on the RBdigital website or the app. Find them now on RPL’s ebooks & audiobooks page, or download the free Libby App.

Starting in April 2021, RPL magazines will no longer be available on the RBdigital website or the app. Find them now on RPL’s ebooks & audiobooks page, or download the free Libby App.

Questions? Click here for a selection of quick tutorials for the new way to access magazines, as well as thousands of popular and bestselling ebooks and audiobooks.

Online journal articles

Explore hundreds of academic and popular magazines, including Consumer Reports, as well as reference books, maps, photos, and more.
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