Bowen Island Public Library's e-Newsletter • March 2020

Library News

The book return at Bowen Library is now closed.

Please keep your library materials at home until the library has re-opened. This includes materials from other Lower Mainland libraries and interlibrary loans.

All items currently out have extended due dates to April 30, and they will be extended further if needed. 

No fines will be charged for any overdues during this challenging time.

Thank you for your understanding.


What's online at the library?

E-books, e-audiobooks, streaming movies, e-books for kids, e-magazines, music lessons, courses in almost anything you can think of!

Maybe you have some time on your hands? Finally have a chance to pick up that guitar (violin, oboe, ukelele) and learn to play?

There are many online options on the library's website. And vendors are offering temporary free access to more. So keep checking the library website Bowen Library website to see what's new.  


ArtistWorks for Libraries

ArtistWorks provides you with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals.

ArtistWorks offers everything you need for musical and artistic instruction, from introduction to advanced performance

Clcik here

Online Magazines (Formerly Zinio)

Full text and full images of 200 magazines. Popular and well-known titles such as Canadian Living, The Economist, Newsweek, The New Yorker, the Oprah Magazine, and Rolling Stone can be read on a computer or downloaded via the RB Digital app.

There are no checkout periods and no limits to the number of magazines you can download.

Click here

TumbleBook Library of e-books for Kids

TumbleBookLibrary is free and unlimited, and your family can access it from home! 

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children. They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading!

There are over 250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles!

Click here learning platform

Lynda helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills with a video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

Explore new learning opportunities for free!  

Click here


Library2go is the BC public libraries subscription to Overdrive e-books and e-audiobooks.

Library2go features tens of thousands of e-book and e-audiobook titles.

You can find Library2go materials by searching for a title in Bowen Library's online catalog or by clicking the link below.

Click here

Libby App 

Libby is an app to use with Library2go our subscription to Overdrive e-books.The same content is available as Library2go with the Overdrive app. Libby is easier to use, but has limited options for visual disabilities. 

Click here 


IndieFlix brings engaging stories to movie lovers around the world.

Enjoy over 7,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries.

Film-festival hits: View films from major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more!

Click here

RB Digital - e-audiobooks and e-books

A collection of more than 4,000 downloadable e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines (see link above), including 100 Canadian titles from Maple Leaf Audio.

These e-audiobooks are all simultaneous use, with no holds or waitlists

Click here


Pick up service coming soon...

We would love to get library books and videos into your hands during this challenging time of social distancing and staying at home. To do so safely, for our staff and for you, we are working on a pick up service. 

You can go online to the library website and search for materials you would like to borrow in our catalog. Place a hold on those items, and staff will pull them from the shelves, check them out to you on an extended loan and package them for pick up. There are a few details to work out about pick up, but the likely scenario is 2 days a week at selected hours for pick up in the foyer to the Annex.

Look for further updates on this service as we get it up and running. If you don't have a library card, we can register you by phone or email and give you a card number to get started. Or if you've lost your card number just email us at and we'll send you your card number or your login information.

Closed due to COVID-19

We will re-open as soon as possible

Contact Us

(604) 947-9788