The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC)

In addition to our shared physical collections, TRAC library systems share access to two of the three major online reading platforms: Overdrive and Cloud Library. These platforms provide access to 1000s of new and older titles in a variety of formats for easy reading/listening.

Have you been looking for more digital content? As a TRAC member, you’ve got it!

Your library card includes access to Parkland Regional Library System’s Overdrive Collection.  Browse, place holds, and borrow separately from TRAC’s collection while still using the same website or app.  You now have a checkout limit with both systems, and both will appear on your shelf! 

How? Add Parkland to your favorite TRAC Overdrive website or Libby app. Follow Here to learn more.

Click here to Download the TRAC Operational Guide

The Alberta Library

NLLS works with The Alberta Library to obtain the best pricing on these resources:

  • Ancestry Library Edition: Uncover your family’s history with free access on-site at your public library.
  • Consumer Reports: Trusted information to help you make smart purchasing choices
  • Solaro: An online student study help and exam preparation tool for Alberta curriculum grades 3-12
  • Tumblebooks: A database of animated, talking picture e-books for children
  • LinkedIn Learning: A database of 1000s of learning courses, modules, and many others!

Public Library Services Branch

Public Library Services Branch sponsors these electronic resources for library members:

  • Cantook Station: A cloud-based e-lending service.
  • Press Reader: Enjoy unlimited newspapers and magazines with full issues just as they appear in print.
  • Pronunciator: A fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages.

Click here to download "Best Practices for Public Libraries in Alberta"

Annual Report