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Let's Talk Libraries

  • “Ask Me” – Hamilton Public Library speaks your language

    Mar 25, 2019 | 13:22 pm

    We’re pleased to repost an article from Hamilton Public Library about their “Ask Me” translation service, which offers help to customers in more than 180 languages! Demande-moi. Chiedimi. Frag Mich. If Hamilton Public Library staff don’t speak your language, we’ll[…]

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  • MaBiblioNumerique is Now Cantook Station!

    Feb 14, 2019 | 17:17 pm

    After the recent sale of Archambaut’s MaBiblioNumérique French Ebook platform to DeMarque,  all data from the SOLS shared French ebook collection has been successfully migrated to DeMarque’s platform, Cantook Station. An overview of the new platform is available here: My[…]

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