Library offers more than just books

A variety of new digital media is available at the Sooke library

Vancouver Island Regional Library now offers thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks

Vancouver Island Regional Library announced the launch of a new, free digital media service that allows library card-holders to borrow video, music and audiobooks via their computer, smartphone or tablet.

The new service, called hoopla offers thousands of movie titles, television shows, educational/instructional videos, documentaries, music and audiobooks – all accessible online.

Vancouver Island Regional Library card-holders can access hoopla through www.virl.bc.ca by clicking on the hoopla link. Users will be asked to sign into hoopla with their library card and PIN and create a hoopla account.

For more information about hoopla, including a Frequently Asked Questions section and a link to the hoopla mobile app, visit www.virl.bc.ca.

Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is the fourth largest library system in British Columbia. They serve over 430,000 people on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, and Bella Coola on the Central Coast through 38 branch libraries, a virtual branch, and a books-by-mail service.  VIRL’s holdings number one-million and include books, magazines, CD’s and DVD’s. Administrative offices are located in Nanaimo.

The Sooke branch of the VIRL is located at 2065 Anna Marie Road. They can be contacted at 250-642-3022.

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