Resource Guides

Our Resource Guides will help you access and navigate some of our most popular online resources.

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Ancestry® Library Edition

Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

Download our Ancestry® Library Edition Quickstart Resource Guide

Access Ancestry® Library Edition

Getting Started with Libby

Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks?

You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand & the free app Libby.

Guide to the Libby App

Learn more & download the Libby App

Beanstack

Join one of our featured reading programs – discover great books, activities, and earn badges & prizes for completing the challenges.

Video: Beanstack App Registration Guide

Video: How to Track Your Reading Activity with the Beanstack App

Beanstack Quickstart Guide

Beanstack: Your Guide to Signing In 

Beanstack: Your Guide to the Beanstack Interface

Beanstack: Your Guide to Logging & Activities

Access Beanstack

FaceTime

Learn how to use FaceTime to make video and audio calls from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

FaceTime Guide

Skype

Skype keeps the world talking. Say “hello” with an instant message, voice or video call.

iOS Skype Guide

Guide to Joining Skype Meetings via Computer or Mobile Device

Guide to Joining Skype Meetings by Phone

Email

Learn how to sign up & use a free email service from Microsoft, Yahoo!, or Google.

Your Guide to Free Email Services

Become a Member

If you are a Bruce County Resident, you can become a member free of charge by completing a library card application at any of our 17 Branch Library locations.

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