You are here: Home > Books & More > E-library > E-Library

E-Library

SubjecteBooks & eAudiobooks
(locked) Requires Sign In
  • Online ebooks to read on your computer or download to your mobile device.
    xxx

    Vendor

    • 3M Cloud Library
  • Online streaming audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, and classics.
    xxx

    Vendor

    • Tumbleweed Press Inc
  • Watch a video. Read-along with a book . Hear a story. Online literacy resource for young children
    xxx

    Vendor

    • Scholastic Bookflix
  • Do you have a learning, physical or visual disability that makes it difficult or impossible to read a printed book? If yes, you can use your public library card to sign up for access to Canada’s largest source of accessible reading here: http://www.cniblibrary.ca/iguana/www.main.cls?surl=partnerselfregistration
    The CNIB Digital Library connects Canadians with vision loss to over 90,000 titles in braille, printbraille and talking books; descriptive videos; newspapers, and magazines. Anyone can browse the CNIB Digital Library catalogue as a guest to see the variety of titles available. Through the Visunet Canada Partner's Program, Calgary Public Library customers who have obtained special services memberships to access CPL's collections and resources for persons with print disabilities, can apply for full access to the CNIB Digital Library Services. Full access enables customers to not only search CNIB collections, but place holds on items of interest and have materials sent to Calgary Public Library for customer pick up. For more information on how to apply for CNIB Library services through Calgary Public Library, please phone 403-260-2702 or visit Diversity Services, 5th Floor, Central Library.

    Vendor

    • FREE INTERNET DATABASES
  • Preview books with an email sample.
    Offers daily book clubs in the following categories: nonfiction, fiction, mystery, romance, teen, pre-publication, audio, horror, good news, business and science fiction. Customers can have 5 minute portions of books sent to their emails daily, with 2 to 3 chapters covered in one week. If the customer wishes to read the entire book they can sign it out from the library. Each week a new book is begun. Other services offered through DearReader.com include 21 monthly newsletters, 10 custom newsletters, reader book forum, web content and pages, reader guides, one book read, book giveaways, author participation and user statistics. Marketing assistance is available.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • How can I be notified about new books I might want to read?
    • I want to try new mystery (or romance, horror, etc.) authors but don't have a lot of time to browse at the library.
    • I like to read uplifting books; can I be added to an online newsletter for this?

    Vendor

    • DEAR READER.COM
  • Hear stories. Get reading practice. Play learning games. Interactive learning for preschool and early elementary grades
    Trek's travels offers narrated stories, interactive games, and videos Welcome to Reading provides leveled reading practice to develop phonics, vocabulary, comprehension skills Know It offers a richly visual interactive encyclopedia of nonfiction topics

    Vendor

    • WORLD BOOK ENCYCLOPEDIA
  • Browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks and e-audio appropriate for children of various age ranges and reading levels.
    This database enables library customers to download popular digital audio books and e-books for enjoyment through their portable devices for enjoyment during activities such as exercise or travel. Customers can search for specific authors, titles or subjects or browse using convenient links. At the end of the checkout date, items are automatically returned. To use this product, customers install free digital media software such as Adobe Reader, Mobipocket Reader, or the OverDrive Media Console™, which is then available for use on many devices, such as laptops, MP3 players, Pocket PCs, PDAs, and even Smartphones. Some audio titles may be burned to CD. (Transfer and burn permissions vary by title.)

    Documentation

    • End user tips - Using Overdrive Downloadable Books
    • Training - Technical Requirements: Customers must install free digital media software such as Adobe Reader, Mobipocket Reader, or the OverDrive Media Console™, which is then available for use on many devices, such as laptops, Pocket PCs, PDAs and Smartphones. To see a list of MP3 players that work with this site check http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/.

    Vendor

    • DIGITAL LIBRARY RESERVE INC.
  • Download eBooks and pdfs
    XXX

    Vendor

    • Library Ideas
  • Full text research books, including Business Plan Handbooks and Grizmek's Animal Life and travel guide books. Always available.
    This collection of reference books in eBook format gives full text access to thousands of articles on a wide variety of topics. Users can search a single reference book or the entire collection from the library or from home on a 24/7 basis, using keyword or article title.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What is the definition of postmodernism?
    • What will make up alternative energy in the future?
    • Do you have any information about insurance for small business?
    • What is the history of British royal funerals?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • Thousands of movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks instantly available to borrow and stream on your browser, smartphone or tablet (iOS 6 and Android 4.0+ on a Device by Device basis). Temporary downloading is also available through the hoopla app. hoopla requires the one-time creation of a user account with a valid Calgary Public Library card. Resident cardholders of the Calgary Public Library may checkout 12 items per month.
    hoopla is a digital media service through which the Calgary Public Library makes a wide selection of movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks instantly available to borrow and stream on your browser, smartphone or tablet (iOS 6 and android 4.0+ devices on a Device by Device basis.)Temporary downloading is also available through the hoopla app. hoopla requires the one-time creation of a user account with a valid Calgary Public Library card. Resident cardholders of the Calgary Public Library may checkout 12 items per month. hoopla is not available on library computers. Using your desktop? Get started at www.hoopladigital.com Get the app - visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Android Hoopla is a commercial service whose policies concerning privacy and user information differ from that of the Calgary Public Library. Please consult the privacy policy on hoopla's website for additional information before joining.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Do you have streaming videos?
    • Do you have streaming popular music?

    Vendor

    • hoopla
  • National Geographic Kids digital magazine, full colour and fully searchable, plus National Geographic books, pictures and more.
    xxx

    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • Streaming access to audiobooks including classic and literary fiction, poetry and information titles, plus German selections from Naxos Horbucher.
    This is an online collection of recorded books including classic fiction, children’s classics, Shakespeare’s plays, poetry, biography, history, religion, etc. The collection can be browsed by author or searched by any of the 19 Naxos subject categories. "Text search" enables searching for a word or word string within the text of the books. The New Releases section shows which titles have been added in the past two months. Many works include the full written text which can be followed on the screen, and public domain titles can be printed. All works are read by professional actors or actresses. Although the books are read in English, it is possible to navigate on this site in English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and, to a limited extent, in Korean.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I need to hear/read Shakespeare's Macbeth today but cannot get to the library. Can you help me?
    • In the novel Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, there is a reference to "the infant phenomenon". Can I find it without scanning the whole story?
    • I am learning English and would like to listen to a story and follow the text as it is read. Can you help me?

    Vendor

    • NAXOS
  • Reading suggestions based on your interests and delivered to your inbox.
    Sign up for NextReads and receive e-newsletters in your email inbox, either monthly or bi-monthly depending on the newsletter. From Armchair Travel to Thrillers and Suspense – we have a newsletter to suit every taste!

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What should I read next?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Fiction and non-fiction reading suggestions for children and teens plus reading discussion guides and book reviews.
    Fiction and non-fiction for children and teens Find fiction and non-fiction books for children and teens by theme, topic, series, author or readability level. Full-text book reviews, sample book talks, award-winning books and theme booklists.

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Fiction and nonfiction reading suggestions based on your interests, plus reading discussion guides and book reviews.
    NoveList Plus is a complete readers' resource including well over 200,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles. The database includes lists of award-winning books, Recommended Reads of fiction and non-fiction by genres and topics, Book Discussion Guides and Book Talks. NoveList Plus has an easy to use single search bar for easy access to books and other content and links to the Calgary Public Library Homepage so readers can easily locate their next books to read.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Can you recommend some recently published true crime stories? I do not want fiction but the real stories.
    • I like the books by Jasper Fforde. How can I find similar books?
    • Can you help me find some books on China? I like fiction but non-fiction would be okay if it is not too scholarly.

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Fiction and non-fiction digital books and audiobooks to read or listen to on your computer, or download to your mobile device.
    This database enables library customers to download popular digital audio books and e-books for enjoyment through their portable devices for enjoyment during activities such as exercise or travel. Customers can search for specific authors, titles or subjects or browse using convenient links. At the end of the checkout date, items are automatically returned. To use this product, customers install free digital media software such as Adobe Reader, Mobipocket Reader, or the OverDrive Media Console™, which is then available for use on many devices, such as laptops, MP3 players, Pocket PCs, PDAs, and even Smartphones. Some audio titles may be burned to CD. (Transfer and burn permissions vary by title.) It is not possible to download files to Library computers. OverDrive's eBook selections are available for both the Mac and Windows platforms. At this time, these digital books are not compatible with Apple's iPod products. You may have a maximum of 6 titles checked out from the Digital Library. Downloaded titles are checked out for 21 days and are automatically returned to the library. The Calgary Public Library does not currently offer movies or music downloads Transfer and burn permissions vary by title. Content Types: eBooks in the Adobe® Reader® format (eBooks optimized for on-screen reading) eBooks in the Mobipocket Reader format (eBooks optimized for on-screen reading & transfer to an array of portable devices) Audio books in the OverDrive Media Console™ format.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Do you have anything that I can use to learn Spanish using digital MP3 player?
    • I would like to read the "The Murder Room" by P.D. James, but it is checked out. Is there anywhere else I can access this?

    Documentation

    • End user tips - Using Overdrive Downloadable Books
    • Training - Technical Requirements: Customers must install free digital media software such as Adobe Reader, Mobipocket Reader, or the OverDrive Media Console™, which is then available for use on many devices, such as laptops, Pocket PCs, PDAs and Smartphones. To see a list of MP3 players that work with this site check http://www.overdrive.com/resources/drc/.

    Vendor

    • DIGITAL LIBRARY RESERVE INC.
  • Classic and contemporary full-text poems and short stories, plus biographies, critical essays and more.
    xxx

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • EBSCO
  • Fiction and non-fiction reading suggestions, plus book news and more.
    Based on the reader's advisory Genreflecting series, this service brings books and readers together with guides based on the advice of well-known experts. Multiple access points include browsing by author, characters, genre, location, series, time period, topic or theme. Includes over 400 genre divisions and subgenres with detailed definitions of each. Readers can find read-alikes and related reads via multiple paths which allow you to refine searches by awards won, associated films, suitability for book groups, young adult focus and special reading interests, such as African, Asian or Native American. Essays and notes cover a variety of reading topics. Allows users to save, edit and print personalized reading lists. Includes Canadian content.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I just read a Sharon McCone book, Dead Midnight. Are there any other books with this character?
    • What is the difference between a techno thriller and a cyber thriller? Can you find me some examples of each?
    • Are there other funny travel books like Bill Bryson writes?

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • ABC-CLIO, LLC
  • Illustrated biographical profiles of children's book authors and illustrators.
    XXX

    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE
  • Animated talking storybooks, videos and games for children.
    xxx

    Vendor

    • Tumbleweed Press Inc
  • Reading suggestions based on your interests. Find read-a-likes, browse award winners, or search by topic, setting, time period and more.
    What Do I Read Next? includes over 134,300 recommended titles, more than 74,500 plot summaries, and awards information from 568 awards, all to help users uncover new reading adventures, find long-remembered favorites, and discover award-winning titles. Search by genre, subject, author, title, series, and more. A monthly highlights page allows the user to see selections of award winners, upcoming titles, and titles that revolve around different subjects each month.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What books by Jonathan Kellerman feature Alex Delaware?
    • How many awards did Beloved win?
    • I would like to read a mystery set in Chicago.

    Documentation

    Vendor

    • CENGAGE