ebooks and eMagazines

For residents of Calgary: Use your Calgary Public Library card to access eBooks, online newspapers, magazines and other resources. 

Not a resident of Calgary? Contact your local library to inquire about electronic resources available to you.


Overdrive offers a wide selection of popular fiction and non-fiction titles, in both eBook and audiobook formats.



Download full colour popular magazines to your device once you have created an account. Magazines are always available with no checkout periods and no limit on downloads.



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.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

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

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.