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Bellingham Library Digital Updates Include MyLIBRO 3.0 and Gale Research Tools Now Available

Bellingham Public Library patrons will see some digital updates beginning in July 2021. The MyLIBRO app has updated to version 3.0, and digital research tools have moved from the ProQuest platform to Gale, with subject topics including business, health, academics, literature and more.


On the myLIBRO app, Bellingham Public Library patrons can search the catalog, place holds, check their account status and more. To update to version 3.0, patrons who already have myLIBRO app will simply need to log out and log back in with their Library card to access the new features such as:

  • Audiobooks & Book Recommendations – Pro-active suggestions for materials like Popular Books & New Arrivals   
  • Push Notifications – Improved view of events, new and other important updates. 
  • Enhanced Scheduling Capabilities – Intuitive scheduling of hybrid library services and pickup of materials of all kinds
  • Search by Category – Patrons now have a full list of categories to help assist them in finding what they are looking for 
Smart phone showing myLIBRO app
myLIBRO 3.0

Gale Digital Research Tools

Through the Washington State Library Statewide Database Licensing (SDL) project, Bellingham Public Library has gained access to Gail digital research tools, which provide cross-curricular content for all public library patrons, from students to general researchers to the business community.

Theses tools are available on the Library’s Research Tools page.

Content areas include:


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Insights
  • Economics and Theory 
  • Hospitality and Tourism 
  • Insurance and Liability
  • Leadership and Management 
  • Vocations and Careers

Gale eBooks

  • encyclopedias
  • reference sources
  • travel books


  • Health and Wellness
  • Health and Medicine 
  • Nursing and Allied Health
  • Psychology
  • Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Gale in Context

Homework help for:

  • Elementary
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • Global Issues


  • Poems, plays, short stories, speeches

Gale Onefile Collections

  • Contemporary Women’s Issues
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Diversity Studies
  • Educator’s Reference Complete
  • Environmental Studies and Policy
  • Fine Arts
  • Gardening and Horticulture
  • Gender Studies
  • High School Edition
  • Home Improvement
  • Information Science
  • Military and Intelligence
  • Pop Culture Studies
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Science
  • US History
  • War and Territory
  • World History

Gale Onefile: Informe Academico

  • Spanish and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazine about Latin America

Gale Onefile: News and Magazines

  • Access to major US and International newspapers
  • Access to popular magazines

All digital research tools are available 24 hours, year-round, for free with your Library card. For more information, contact the Library’s Help Desk by phone, email or chat, Mon – Sat, 10 am – 6 pm.