Read & listen on phone, tablet, eReader or desktop

Download Libby here. Search, place holds, borrow, read all on one app. FREE – anytime, anywhere.

Sign in by selecting your library, then entering your library card #. (Don’t enter the last digit on your library card, if it begins with 24444)

How does Libby work? Click here

Click here for the Libby FAQ about devices, compatibility & syncing. Note: Kindle and Kobo do not support Libby. Kobo’s with Overdrive already installed can be used for eBooks.

Access the Ontario Library Service Download Centre, on your desktop computer.

Sign in by selecting your library and then entering your library card #. (Don’t enter the last digit on your library card, if it begins with 24444)

Streaming films & shows – new additions monthly

Create a FREE account with your library card and PIN# here: (Don’t enter the last digit on your library card, if it begins with 24444…)

Access Kanopy or Kanopy Kids on your desktop or laptop, your TV, or download the app on a choice of devices: Apple | Android | Roku | Amazon

Get more help

Kanopy has an easy-to-use ticket system, which renews monthly. Kanopy Kids is unlimited.

Click here for more info about the upgrades.

Find your next great reads with NoveList!

Know a book you loved and not sure what to read next? NoveList recommends books similar to ones you’ve enjoyed, or will help you find a new book to match your mood.

Login with your library card. So many read-alike recommendations, for all ages!

Tutorial (video): how to use NoveList (Thank you, Perth Union Library staff!)


Search across hundreds of sites in seconds.

Our Digital World and Our Ontario are the result of widespread consultations between the Ontario Library Association (OLA) and provincial stakeholders representing Ontario’s public libraries, colleges, universities, public schools, and government ministries.

Our Digital World

Dozens and dozens of partners’ digital collections across Ontario – community newspapers, oral histories, a Women’s Institutes portal, a Great Lakes Ships Database, museum collections, photo archives and more.

TPL free archive

Photos, maps, manuscripts, digitized books, primary source material & more from Toronto Public Library

TVO Learn

Free learning resources for Kindergarten to Grade 12, curated by Ontario educators

TVO Today 

Current affairs, show archive, podcasts, docs & series, and so much more!

CBC Corner English & French

CBC Corner filtered for Kids

Discover the best Canadian shows, stories & podcasts- including educational kids content, news in foreign languages and much more!

Try Mauril, CBC’s free language learning app too

“Best Apps” ideas

Your library suggests a few useful apps: Find my Phone • Duo Lingo • Plant Snap • Lumosity • Merlin Bird ID • more

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography / Dictionnaire biographique du Canada

Browse this awesome resource! To view the 100 biographies most frequently read in English or in French, click on the language of your choice.

Visit the entries for local “celebs” Dr. James NaismithR. Tait McKenzie. Enjoy!

The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Canadian Encyclopedia is a fact-checked information source published by Historica Canada. Search over 14,000 available articles on numerous subjects including history, popular culture, events, people, places, politics, arts, First Nations, sports and science. Articles are published in French and English.

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters

This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.

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