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Search millions of physical library materials from Alberta and around the world and request items to be delivered to your community library.
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Car and truck repair and maintenance information for makes and models from 1954 to the present, plus technical service bulletins, electrical wiring diagrams, diagnostic troubleshooting and more.
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Index and citations of important individuals from every field of activity worldwide.
Comprehensive encyclopedia of birds that are found throughout North America.
Animated read-along storybooks and videos for preschoolers and young school-age children, their parents and teachers.
Previously called What Do I Read Next? Reading suggestions based on your interests. Find read-a-likes, browse award winners, or search by topic, setting, time period and more.
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Calgary Public Library’s mobile app makes it quick and easy to access the Library on your Android device! Search and browse for titles, download eBooks, create reading lists, manage your account and get the information you need.
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Comprehensive list of contacts including all the listings from the *Canadian Almanac and Directory * Associations Canada * Libraries Canada * Canadian Environmental Resource Guide* Governments Canada * Financial Services Canada * Health Canada * Careers & Employment Canada * Canadian Parliamentary Guide * Major Canadian Cities * History of Canada *
Fully searchable encyclopedia of Canadian history and culture.
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Full-text articles of key topics of interest to Canadians, plus a critical thinking guide, video encyclopedia of the 20th century and more.
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Public library services for Canadians with print disabilities.
For information on careers, occupations and jobs.
Fiction and non-fiction digital books to read on your computer, or download to your mobile device. Download and read eBooks on your computer or device using the Cloud app. To learn how to use Cloud Library, click here.
Immediate access to books, newspapers and magazines in accessible formats for Calgarians with print disabilities.
Facsimiles of photographs, postcards, maps and more on Calgary.
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Illustrated Biographies of notable Canadians from 1000 A.D. to 1930. In English and French.
Full-text books, government documents and periodicals on Canadian heritage from the 16th to 20th century.
Interactive encyclopedia for emergent readers including stories, games, and videos covering a variety of topics and interests.
Now, users of EBSCO resources can conveniently search EBSCO’s leading research databases anytime and anywhere using EBSCO’s mobile access technology. App is available for Apple iOs and Android devices.
World Book Kids Encyclopedia in Spanish.
World Book Kids Encyclopedia in French.
Children’s fiction and non-fiction digital books and audiobooks to read or listen to on your computer, or download to your mobile device.
Country profiles, including: geography, history, politics and economics, plus directories, bibliographies and interactive graphics.
Parenting strategies to understand and manage the behavior of children aged 2 to 12.
Freegal is a free music service with access to over 9 million songs, Your Calgary Public Library card provides five free downloads per week as well as three hours of streaming per day. Download or stream current and classic songs for free using the mobile app. Learn more about using Freegal, here.
Free, interactive, instructor-led, online courses. Calgary Public Library card holders are entitled to take two courses per calendar year (January - December). Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.
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Full-text and fully searchable e-books, including Business Plan handbooks, Grizmek’s Animal Life, DK Eyewitness books, travel guides and more.
Fully searchable directory of Canadian grantmaking foundations and corporations.
Fully searchable Encyclopedia on the history of music.
The Calgary Public Library Grow a Reader app teaches parents and caregivers how to develop early literacy skills in young children. Grow a Reader takes the fun interactive rhymes, finger plays and songs from our popular early literacy programs and delivers them to you, wherever you are. Download it for free!
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Canadian business information, including: industry news, company profiles, reports, surveys and more
An interactive career selection and job search system, including: occupation profiles, resume building, cover letter writing, interview skills and more.
Comprehensive law resource, including: Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, Canadian Abridgment, Supreme Court of Canada cases, and index to Canadian Legal Literature.
Online courses and practice tests for Elementary School to College, plus professional and personal development, occupation practice tests, English language proficiency, and citizenship preparation.
Full-text facsimile of Children’s Literature Review with profiles of children’s and young adult literature authors and works.
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Provides access to Canada's Criminal Code at a particular point in time, with commentary.
Global business and industry reports, financials and news, plus country profiles.
Canada and U.S. company profiles, including: reports, documents, and filings.
Streaming access to the Alexander Street Press databases of classical, jazz, and contemporary world music.
Animated language learning courses for children in 7 languages plus English.
My Canada New!
An online learning tool aimed at ESL and literacy students to learn about Canada's language and culture.
National Geographic Kids digital magazine, in full colour and fully searchable, plus National Geographic books, pictures and more.
National Geographic digital magazine from 1888 to the present, in full colour and fully searchable, plus National Geographic Traveler digital magazine, National Geographic books, videos and more.
Streaming access to the largest online classical music library with jazz, world and pop/rock selections, plus educational resources.
Streaming access to audio books including classic and literary fiction, poetry and non-fiction titles, plus German selections from Naxos Hörbucher.
Streaming music from over 5000 albums from Smithsonian Folkways, Sony, Arc and Naxos World representing 150 countries and 1500 cultural groups.
Access 4000 local and international digital newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages. Newspaper Direct Press Display soon will be transitioning to a new name and format called Press Reader
Streaming access to fiction and non-fiction National Film Board of Canada productions from 1917 to the present.
The Canadian Accessible Library System. An online public library for people who require information in a format other than traditional print. Available formats include DAISY, PDF, and e-text.
Fiction and non-fiction reading suggestions for children and teens, plus reading discussion guides and book reviews.
Fiction and non-fiction reading suggestions based on your interests, plus reading discussion guides and book reviews.
Encyclopedia of forms for wills, trusts, and leases.
Fiction and non-fiction digital books and audiobooks to read or listen to on your computer, or download to your mobile device. You want eBooks directly? OverDrive Media Console gives you on-the-go access to eBooks and audiobooks from the Library. If you want to learn how to use Overdrive, click here.
The definitive English-language dictionary, plus historical thesaurus and more.
Bilingual English dictionaries featuring audio pronunciation in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. NEW! - Arabic
Easy facts about Animals, Science and Dinosaurs that can be read by beginning readers plus activities. This site has read-aloud capability for those who like to listen.
The completely searchable facsimile of The Globe and Mail from 1844 to 2009.
Chinese-language digital magazines, in full colour and fully searchable.
Fiction and non-fiction reading suggestions, plus book news and more.
Canadian Business profiles, and the Canadian White Pages.
Road to IELTS New!
Road to IELTS helps newcomers and students prepare for the International English Language Testing system exam - and can be used by learners who just want to improve their English.
Improve your English or learn another language with this effective, easy-to-use program that allows learning at your own pace and convenience. Choose from 30 languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Dutch, English, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. NOTE: To ensure that you download the free Rosetta Stone Library Solution app, you will need to read the FAQs first, click here.
Authoritative materials supporting the study of Shakespeare, including major editions from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries as well as other works published during Shakespeare's time, prompt books, criticism, reviews, images and reference works.
Air & Space digital Magazine from 1986 to the present and Smithsonian digital Magazine from 1970 to the present, in full colour and fully searchable.
Online access to the same Alberta-specific curriculum information found in The Key. Course lessons, reviews and practice tests for grades 3 through 12.
Illustrated biographical profiles of children’s book authors and illustrators.
The completely searchable facsimile of The Times (London) Newspaper from 1785 to 1985.
Animated read-along story books, and games for young children, their parents and teachers.
Investment information on the most actively traded U.S. exchange-listed stocks, including: ratings, reports, summaries, statistics and more.
Developed expressly for young users, and optimized for tablets and features image-based navigation, easy-to-read articles, images and videos as well as engaging games, projects, and activities.
Encyclopedia articles, dictionary, and interactive atlas.
Chronologies for notable people, places and events.
Popular and current digital magazine publications that you can read on your computer or download to your mobile device. Always available: no checkout periods, no limit on downloads. Read magazines on your device anytime, anywhere with no return dates — and keep them as long as you like. Our Zinio FAQs will get you started.