Libraries open up the world

ORL has acquired Global Road Warrior, an online resource offering information on 175 nations and territories.

Okanagan Regional Library has acquired Global Road Warrior, an online resource offering information on 175 nations and territories.

The database features more than 6,500 colour photos and 1,575 maps.

“Topics include society and culture, travel essentials, business culture, communications and more,” said Pam Medland, public services manager.

Created by researchers, cartographers and writers, the database is continually updated.

“ORL is proud to offer this rich, colorful content as a free service to library members who are researching cultural information, preparing to travel abroad and to students doing country reports,” said Medland.

“With Global Road Warrior, you can find accurate world data and become a roving globetrotter without leaving your desk.

To access Global Road Warrior, go to www.orl.bc.ca and click on the reference button.