Five Ways to Transform Your Commute with Free Library Resources

Whether you live right on the edge of Calgary’s city limits and drive to work downtown, or live in the heart of the city and hop on transit to get where you need to go, many Calgarians have a commute to contend with . If that travel time is starting to get you down, don’t worry — you can transform it with these resources, all free with your Library card.

Audiobooks

If your drive to work keeps your hands at the wheel, or your walk means keeping an eye out for obstacles, that doesn’t mean you can’t still be catching up on your reading. Library members can stream or download hours of audiobook titles from AudioBookCloud, Naxos Spoken Word Library, OverDrive, Libby, and RBdigital to listen to on their way to work.

eBooks

Tired of lugging around books to read on the train or bus? Opt for the ease of an eBook on your phone or tablet. With eBooks from Libby, LitFinder, and a resource just for Alberta eBooks, you can store thousands of great reads right in your pocket. For younger readers, check out BookFlix, Study Buddy, and TumbleBookLibrary for children’s eBooks.

Movies and TV Shows

Can’t find time to watch the latest movies and TV shows? Start and end your day with shows and movies on Kanopy. This eResource offers over 30,000 documentaries, classics, international films, and training videos, including selections from the Criterion Collection, Great Courses, and Frontline series, along with film and TV for kids.

Newspapers and Magazines

If you like to start your day off perusing the morning paper, the Library can help. Use eResources including the New York Times Online, Canadian Newsstream, and PressReader to read news from local and international publications. If magazines are your preference, you can read popular publications with Flipster Online Magazines, PressReader, and RBdigital, including People, Macleans, Time, Canadian Geographic, and Vogue.

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