Featured Digital Content

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.

HOOPLA

Borrow and stream movies, television shows, music, and audiobooks on your browser, smartphone or tablet or download them to your device to enjoy offline.

 

Freegal Music

Download or stream current and classic songs for free from over 28,000 labels including the lables of Sony Music Entertainment onto your computer or mobile device.

 

OverDrive

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

 

3M Cloud

Download and read popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks on your computer or device using the 3M Cloud app.

 

Zinio

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.

 

Newspaper Direct Press Display

Today's newspapers (over 230) as soon as the the edition is available from around the world in full-color, full-page format English and several languages.

 

Freading

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

AudioBookCloud is an online audio book library collection of streaming audio books. No checkout necessary—just start listening.

 

DearReader.com

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

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.