Digital Library

E-books, Audiobooks and Digital Magazines


As a library patron you have access to free e-books and audiobooks through Ontario Library Service Download Centre (also known as Overdrive or Libby).

To learn more about downloading e-books and audiobooks, check out our e-book Download Guides!

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. 

For questions and support not covered in the guides contact Frontline Tech Support here.


Kanopy – Streaming Video


Kanopy streams thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. Log in with your library card and enjoy a diverse catalog with new titles added every month. You can access 10 items a month (and an unlimited number of items from Kanopy kids).

Access Kanopy on your computer at or download the app on your choice of device.

Download on the App Store
Download on the Google Play Store
Download on the Roku Channel Store
Download on the Amazon App Store

Databases and Research Tools

Ancestry Online

Ancestry Online library edition

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 (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

A searchable archive of the Almonte Gazette is available online courtesy of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.

You can access the archive here.

With branches in Almonte and Pakenham, the library offers 67,000+ items, both print and digital.

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