E-books, Audiobooks and Digital Magazines
To learn more about downloading e-books and audiobooks, check out our e-book Download Guides!
- E-reader Guide (Kobo, Sony Reader, Nook)
- Mobile Device Guide (Windows Phone, Blackberry)
- Libby by Overdrive Guide (iPhone/iPad and Android users can use the new Overdrive app Libby)
If you are downloading e-books for use on an e-reader, you will need to download and install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer. Click here to go to the Adobe Digital Editions website.
Access leading digital magazines on your mobile device with Flipster, the digital magazine newsstand from EBSCO. *Your library card number is your Patron ID to log in* (If you have a card starting with the numbers 24444, do not enter the last digit.)
For more help on how to use Flipster on PC, Mac, or mobile devices refer to this guide.
Databases and Research Tools
Ancestry Online is a genealogy research tool that provides access to more than 1 billion names, 3000 databases and primary resources. Ancestry Online covers Canada, the US, UK and some European countries, and has English and French content.
Access: In library use only. Download our tips for making the most of your search using Ancestry.ca (Note: this link will take you to a separate page, where you can click a link to open the tips PDF in a new tab.)
Looking for more genealogy resources? Check out these tips to get you started on digging deeper.
The Canadian Encyclopedia
The Canadian Encyclopedia is a fact checked information source published by Historica Canada. Over 14,000 articles are available to search on numerous subjects including history, popular culture, events, people, places, politics, arts, First Nations, sports and science. Articles are published in both 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.
Almonte Gazette Archive
You can access the archive here.