Welcome to Encore


Visit search.tbpl.ca to begin, or start at our home page and navigate from there. Instead of the old look - and let’s be frank, it was a bit dated! - we now have have a simple search page that looks a lot more like the searches you’re used to doing online. Other features of the main page include Login to access your Library card, my Cart to start building a list of Library materials, and a quick link to see what has been newly added to the Library’s collections. Encore includes:

  • A single search box provides a simple Google-like experience
  • Faceted Search results. Facets (filters) can be added to or removed from one's search in any order.
  • Holdings information at the search results screen; no need to click away from the results list
  • Ability to re-sort a result list by Title or Date
  • "Did you mean" function based on words and phrases found in our collection, which is superior to spell checking with a dictionary 

Learn more using Encore by asking any staff member for assistance, or visit these instruction pages:


Searching with Encore

  • How to Search
  • Viewing Search Results
  • Using Filters
  • Placing Holds
  • Advanced Search 

My Library Account

  • Login and View My Library Account
  • Renew Materials
  • Fines/Fees
  • Viewing Your Holds
  • Placing Holds

The original catalogue is also still available and can be accessed at http://mycatalogue.tbpl.ca/search