Helpful Tips & Resources for Regional Students

Use the links below to explore the different online resources available for students and families working to continue their regimens during the COVID-19. This page will be updated as new learning resources are made available.


Solaro is a free resource provided by The Alberta Library and is created by Castle Rock, the publishers of The Key. Solaro features units and topics of study of the Alberta curriculum for grades 3-12 and contains self-led lessons, quizzes and unit exams. Students will need a public library card to access this resource. Many libraries are registering new patrons via telephone, so please contact your local library for assistance. The access link for Solaro is located on your local library's website under "eResources". For more information, Click Here to view YRL's webinar on Solaro.

Online Reference Centre

The Online Reference Centre (ORC) licenses digital resources for use by Alberta schools and students. Resources include videos, databases and interactive games all aligned with the Alberta curriculum. Students and teachers can access all of these resources from home. If you or your students need your institutional login information, please email Lorisia MacLeod at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She will respond with your login and password within 24-48 hours. Until then, feel free to browse the lists of resources by division and curriculum area!

YRL libraries have plenty of other resources your students can access from home using a library card. All of these can be found on your local library's website under "eResources". TeenBookCloud - Online collection of eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, enhanced novels, National Geographic videos, and educator resources. All material is available simultaneously -- no holds. Early World of Learning - Premier learning resource for preschoolers and children. Offers narrated stories, interactive games, leveled reading practice and visual encyclopedia. TumbleBookCloud Junior - Contains early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books and new National Geographic videos. TumbleBooks - Animated, talking picture books for children from your favorite authors. WorldBook Online - An online suite of six resources: World Book for Kids; Info Finder for school-aged patrons' homework and research needs; Reference Center for advanced researchers and information seekers; Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos for World Book's content in Spanish; L'Encyclopédie Découverte for content in French and Discover, which offers differentiated instruction for individuals below grade level and ELL students.

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