Agricola
Free Resource
Indexes articles in agricultural magazines and journals from 1980 to the present. Covers veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming, food and human nutrition, and environmental studies. Thousands of Agricola records are linked to online fulltext documents. Updated monthly.

BC Agriculture and Seafood Knowledge Platform
Free Resource
One-stop support for the entire agri-food chain in BC.

BC Codes
Provided courtesy of the Government of British Columbia
Contains the BC Building Code, BC Fire Code, and BC Plumbing Code
In Library Use Only
Auto Repair Reference Center
Paid for by Creston Public Library
The Auto Repair Reference Center provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls, and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use website.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Paid for by Creston Public Library
Small Engine Repair Reference CenterTM is the definitive online tool for small engine repair assistance, including: ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motocycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, PWC (personal watercraft/jet ski), snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers, and other small engines. This comprehensive resource contains 410 reference books in full text with original photos and illustrations that guide the user through every job.

Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards
Provided courtesy of the Government of British Columbia
Vehicle Safety and Inspection Standards Online (VSIS Online) is produced by the Queen’s Printer in partnership with the Ministry of Transportation to provide current access to vehicle safety and inspection standards and related BC legislation from official sources.
In Library Use Only

BC Practice Driving Test
Free Resource
Developed by Richmond Public Library, includes practice tests for Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, Air Brake Endorsement and House Trailer Endorsement. The questions are based on ICBC’s Learn to Drive Smart book and other manuals.

ICBC Knowledge Test Practice
Free Resource
This online ICBC Knowledge Test is intended to help you prepare for the ICBC Practice Test and Class 7L Learner’s Written Knowledge Test that is required before you can get your driver’s license.

OneClick Digital:
Paid for by Creston Public Library
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and a key provider of digital content to the library and school market. eBook and eAudio titles from major publishing houses are distributed along with exclusive eAudio titles produced by Recorded Books and narrated by professional, award-winning actors. Recorded Books provides libraries with both digital content (through its proprietary OneClickdigital platform) and physical productions (which include CDs, Playaways, and MP3-CDs). In addition, Recorded Books offers wide-ranging electronic resources through its proprietary RBdigital Gateway platform. These resources include digital magazines, software training, continuing education courses, streaming movies, and language instruction, as well as multiple reference and news services.

Library2Go
Paid for by Creston Public Library
The source for free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks. Tens of thousands of titles, including new releases and hotlist titles. A valid library card is required. Check our help pages for detailed how-tos on getting started.

BC Books Online
Free Resource
A searchable database of books published in British Columbia.

Fantastic Fiction
Free Resource
Over 30,000 author bibliographies and information on 350,000 titles, categorized by genre, format, popularity, etc. Each title links to similar books by other authors.

International Children’s Digital Library
Free Resource
The international Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) is a collection of over 4000 historical and contemporary children’s books in more than 50 languages (including bilingual books) from around the world.

Internet Archive
Free Resource
The Internet Archive (IA) is a non-profit digital library offering permanent access to collections of digitized materials, including books (more than 300,000 texts from Canadian libraries), websites, audio, and moving images.

Project Gutenberg
Free Resource
Project Gutenberg is a collection of more than 40,000 free eBooks in English and other languages. Most of the items in this collection are the full texts of public domain books.

Explora Educators Edition
Explora Primary Edition
Explora Secondary Edition

Ensure student and educator success with EBSCO’s interface for schools and public libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.

Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry.ca)
Paid for by Creston Public Library
The premier database for genealogical research. Highlights include images and indexes to Canadaian, UK, and US census records, 1780-1837 baptism and marriage records for the greater London area, and much more.
In Library Use Only

BC Archives – Genealogy
Free Resource
Full digital images of the original records of births (1854-1903), marriages (1872-1937), deaths (1872-1992), coloanial marriages (1859-1872) and baptisms (1836-1888). Additional records will be added as they become publically available. Note that images are not available for all events.

Grant Connect
Paid for by Creston Public Library
The most accurate and comprehensive funding research tool in Canada, Grant Connect is a bilingual database with detailed, searchable information on thousands of major funders. Grant Connect provides searchable, detailed information on all Canadian grantmaking foundations, hundreds of corporate community investment programs, as well as government funding programs and American foundations that will fund Canadian charities.
In Library Use Only
BC Laws
Free Resource
Contains the current laws of British Columbia (both statutes and regulations); continually updated.

CanLII
Free Resource
A virtual library of Canadian law. Contains statutes, regulations, and selected case law for Canada’s federal government as well as for every province and territory in Canada.

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

Legal Services Society
Free Resource
A Legal Information Network Kiosk.

Medline Plus
Free Resource
Consumer friendly health information from the National Library of Medicine. Includes directories, a medical encyclopedia, medical dictionary, tutorials on common conditions, tests, and treatments, information on prescription and nonprescrition drugs, and links to clinical trials.
BC Stats
Free Resource
Offers Current Statistics, Business Indicators, Earnings & Employment Trends, Labour Force Statistics and the Consumer Price Index, along with Exports (BC Origin), Tourism Sector Monitor, Migration & Immigration Highlights, Small Business Quarterly and Quarterly Regional Statistics.

British Columbia City Directories
Free Resource
Vancouver Public Library’s collection of digitized British Columbia city directories dates from 1860 up to and including 1947. The directories contain detailed historical information about British Columbian communities, as well as population figures; government listings; operating newspapers; schools and libraries from communities across the province (including Creston).

British Columbia Historical Newspapers
Free Resource

Search and view B.C. community newspapers published from 1865 to 1924. The British Columbia Historical Newspapers Collection makes 24 of B.C.’s earliest newspapers freely available in digital format. Includes some Kootenay content.

Canadian Encyclopedia
Free Resource
Contains the complete text of the Canadian Encyclopedia in English and French, the text of the Junior Encyclopedia of Canada (in English only), and numerous interactive activities.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Free Resource
Biographies of major and minor figures in Canadian history, covering the years 1000-1930

Encyclopedia of Canada’s Peoples
Free Resource
A Canadian reference tool containing detailed essays on virtually every ethnic group and First Nation in Canada.

Points To The Past
Free Resource
Almost 200 million searchable pages of digital historical content, including digitized versions of periodicals such as The Economist, The Financial Times and Associated Press content, as well as digitized materials from The Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex. Free for all BC residents.

Royal BC Museum Learning portal
Free Resource
The Learning Portal is the place for learners of all ages to explore British Columbia’s natural and human history through the Royal BC Museum collections.