Find your next great read or informative non-fiction title with our premium eBook and audiobook sources. Calgary Public Library cardholders can download eBooks and audiobooks using OverDrive or Freading, or enjoy and stream titles using Gale Virtual Reference Library, TumbleBook Library, AudioBookCloud, and Naxos Spoken Word.
Overdrive offers a wide selection of popular fiction and non-fiction titles, in both eBook and audiobook formats.
Freading offers an easy-to-use collection of fiction and non-fiction ebooks. Freading uses a token system and books are always available, with no wait-times or hold lists.
This collection of reference books 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. Best for browsing online, and many articles can be saved as PDF format.
AudioBookCloud is an online audio book library collection of streaming audio books. No checkout necessary—just start listening.
Sign up for this online book club, and every day, Monday through Friday you'll receive a 5-minute read from a chapter of a book in your email. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters.
Naxos Spoken Word is an online collection of recorded books including classic fiction, children’s classics, Shakespeare’s plays, poetry, biography, history, religion, etc. Audio is streaming only.
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks—animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.
For free (and copyright-free) eBooks online try Project Gutenberg and Manybooks.