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Library Hours

  • Monday 10am - 5pm
  • Tuesday to Thursday 10am - 8pm
  • Friday 10am - 5pm
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • The Library is closed on statutory holidays and holiday weekends
  • 1051 Victoria Street
  • Trail, British Columbia V1R 3T3
  • Located in the Trail Memorial Centre
  • Phone: (250) 364-1731
  • Fax: (250) 364-2176
  • Email: director@traillibrary.com
Thursday
Feb282013

Challenge #15

LIBRARY TO GO: Watch online tutorials and learn the basics of Library to Go

Watch these short, online tutorials and learn the basics of using this virtual library resource. Although you can search this site without signing in, you must sign in using your Library Card Number to download any media.

  1. Go to www.overdrive.com/Solutions/Libraries/guidedtour/
  2. Click on and watch each of the Getting Started tutorials. (Approximately 6 minutes). These short presentations will guide you though everything you need to know about browsing, checking out, and downloading digital books and more from the library's Virtual Branch website.
  3. Click on and watch each of the Virtual Branch tutorials (Approximately 4 minutes)
  4. Click on and watch each of the Enjoying Download Media tutorials (Approximately 11 minutes)
  5. With a good understanding of what Library to Go can do, you are now ready to read and listen to books online.

To Access Library to Go:

  1. From a browser, go to http://downloads.bclibrary.ca/
  2. Click Sign In.
  3. Type in Trail & District Public Library.
  4. Type in your Library Card number. Click Sign In.
Thursday
Feb282013

Challenge #14

HOME IMPROVEMENT REFERENCE CENTER: Learn to fix a leaky tap

To access the Home Improvement Reference Center, you will need to have your library card number ready. This site caters to the DIY enthusiast or someone who wants to undertake a minor home repair.

  1. From your browser, go to http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,url,cpid,uid&custid=s8920164&profile=hirc
  2. Type in your Patron ID (Library Card Number), and click Login.
  3. From the Category area, click Plumbing.
  4. To fix a leaky kitchen tap, click Kitchens. A list of kitchen plumbing subjects displays.
  5. From this list, click Sinks & Faucets. A list of repair/maintenance topics displays.
  6. From the drop-down list, click Common Problems & Repairs. A PDF document opens which explains all about fixing a leaky tap, including tools needed and other useful and relevant faucet information.
Thursday
Feb282013

Challenge #13

ONLINE BANKING: Access your bank account online

There are a number of financial institutions located in the Trail area. Each one has its own individual procedure for setting up an online account. Refer to your bank’s website for details, or contact your branch directly.

Once you have set up online access to your bank account(s), you will be able to perform many useful functions, some of which are:

  • Checking Bank Account and Credit Card Balances
  • Paying Bills
  • Transferring Funds
  • Ordering Cheques
Thursday
Feb282013

Challenge #12

AUTO REPAIR REFERENCE CENTER: Fix a problem with your vehicle

To access the Auto Repair Reference Center, you will need to have your library card number ready. There is an abundance of vehicle information available in this database which includes repair information, bulletins, diagrams, maintenance intervals, diagnostics, labor times, and more.

  1. From your browser, go to http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,url,cpid,uid&custid=s8920164&profile=autorefctr
  2. Type in your Patron ID (Library Card Number), and click Login.
  3. Using the drop down menu’s for each category, select the Year, Make and Model of your vehicle. Select your vehicle from the records found by clicking Select. A topics menu displays which contains all the information that is available for your vehicle.
  4. Click the Repair Info link. You can type your repair in the search field or you can use the Contents area to manually search and locate the type of repair. Once you have located your repair, a list of results displays.
  5. Click to select the relevant result and all information related to that repair will display, which includes step-by-step instructions and diagrams. A PDF file can be downloaded and/or emailed and/or printed.
Thursday
Feb282013

Challenge #11

GMAIL: Create a GMAIL account and send an email

  1. Go to www.google.com
  2. Click Gmail on the top menu bar.
  3. Click Create an Account.
  4. Complete all fields on the form then click the Next Step button.
  5. Add a profile photo and/or click the Next Step button. A “welcome” splash screen displays confirming your email address.
  6. Click Continue to Gmail. You will see there are some new emails in your Inbox from the Gmail Team. These emails give you various insights on how to customize your account etc.
  7. From inside your new Gmail account, click the Compose button. A New Message window opens.
  8. Enter an email address for the recipient, type a subject then type your message.
  9. When your message is complete, click the Send button. A copy of the sent email will be saved in the Sent Mail folder. You can, as an example, attach files and photos to any email, plus insert links and emoticons.