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How to Use the Collection

How can I order eBooks from the Accessible Alberta collection?

If you are a librarian looking to add eBooks to your collection, please use your usual buying system. Links are available for multiple library vendors (including Overdrive, Hoopla, DeMarque, Cloud Library, and Follett). You can also export a spreadsheet with a list of eBook ISBNs to assist with ordering.

I am a teacher or school librarian, will Accessible Alberta work for me?

Sure! Use the Overdrive link if your school uses Sora. You can also purchase the eBook directly from the publisher or their distributor. Find more information here.

If there’s a library platform that you’d like to see added to our link list, please contact us.

I am a reader, will Accessible Alberta work for me?

Each title in the Accessible Alberta collection is available to borrow from Alberta’s public libraries. There is a link on each title’s page to connect you to your local library to borrow the eBook, or you can click here for more information. eBooks can also be purchased directly from the publisher. 

How do I export a title list?

You will find a "Download List" button on the top right of all title selections across the site, including categories, subjects, and curated lists. It looks like this: 

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Simply click the Download list button to download a .csv file containing basic title information (ISBN, title, author, etc.) as well as any available library purchase links for each title included in the selection you are viewing.

How do I use the search and filter features?

Titles within the Accessible Alberta collection can be browsed by subject or category by clicking the appropriate tab on the top menu. Within each of these pages, you will find additional filters by which you can find titles. 

When browsing by subject, you can filter by subcategory using the dropdown at the top of the page. Using additional dropdowns, you can also choose the order in which titles are displayed (most recent vs. alphabetical). 

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When browsing by category, you can filter all books associated within a given category (for example, About› Alberta). After selecting the category, you can also use the "Audience" menu to filter your results to focus on books for children, young adults, or adult readers.

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