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Alberta Research Portal New!

Alberta Research Portal is the gateway to a research collection of  69 primary sources, including those related to First Nations and Indigenous peoples, the Associated Press Collections, Smithsonian Collection Online, Archives of Human Sexuality and Gender, and Sabin Americana.


Alldata Online Library Card Required.

Car and truck repair and maintenance information for makes and models from 1982 to the present, plus technical service bulletins and more. Found In: Only available in Calgary Public Library



Ancestry Library Edition Library Card Required.

Fully searchable census and voter lists, vital records, church histories, school records, immigration records, military records and more. Found In: Only available in Calgary Public Library


Art Full Text Academic Journals Library Card Required.

Full-text articles on all major areas of fine, decorative, and commercial art including: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film, architecture, fashion and more.  App is available for Apple iOs and Android devices. Beginning in July 2017, Ebsco will no longer support Internet Explorer 8.0 or 9.0 due to security risks. Get App in Apple StoreGet App in Play Store Found In:



Auto Repair Reference Center Library Card Required.

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. Found In:

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brainfuse HelpNow Online Courses Library Card Required.

FREE ONLINE TUTORING. Get expert online help with your homework from 2 pm to 11 pm. daily! Chat live with a tutor and get customized assistance. Aligned with Alberta curriculum for students grade 2-12. Also resume writing support for all ages and support for adult learners. Brainfuse works best on Google Chrome and by selecting: "HTML5 Classroom." Found In:



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Career Cruising Library Card Required.

Interactive education and career planning tools, including: job search, career guide, resume and interview help, and post-secondary planning. Found In:







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Freegal Music Music

Freegal is a free music service with access to over 11 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. Found In:

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Grow A Reader Mobile Apps

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! Get App in Apple Store Found In:

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hoopla eAudiobooks eBooks Mobile Apps Movies Music Library Card Required.

Movies, tv shows, music, audiobooks, ebooks, and comics instantly available to borrow and stream on your browser, smartphone or tablet (iOS 6 and Android 4.0+  or higher). Temporary download is also available using the hoopla app. As of December 1, 2016 your hoopla user account through the   Calgary Public Library provides 3 checkouts a month.  Learn how to use hoopla, here. Partially funded by Public Library Services Branch, Alberta Municipal Affairs. Get App in Apple StoreGet App in Play Store Found In:

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Infomart Library Card Required.

Canadian business information, including: industry news, company profiles, reports, surveys and more.  Very limited license - please logout as soon as you are finished. Thanks Found In: Only available in Calgary Public Library

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LawSource Library Card Required.

Comprehensive law resource, including: Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, Canadian Abridgment, Supreme Court of Canada cases, and index to Canadian Legal Literature. Found In: Only available in Calgary Public Library







Lynda.com Online Courses New! Library Card Required.

Access thousands of expert-led  short-format online video courses on business skills, web design, photography, home and office software, graphic design, media and much more. IMPORTANT NOTE: Free course content may be accessed only by using your library card at the Lynda.com link on the Calgary Public Library website;  not by directly visiting the lynda.com homepage or app. Found In:

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Naxos Video Library New! Library Card Required.

Streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Watch the world's greatest opera houses, ballet companies, orchestras and artists perform on demand! Found In:




Newspaper Direct Press Display Newspapers Library Card Required.

Access 4000 local and international digital newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages.  Newspaper Direct Press Display has transitioned to a new mobile-friendly product called  Press Reader  which is now  available under that name in our E-Library.   Please Note:   Newspaper Direct Press Display legacy site will close and automatically re-direct to PressReader on May 15,  2017.  Found In:


Newspaper Source Plus Newspapers New! Library Card Required.

Search online through a major source of historical news content from around the world, including  67 million full-text articles from more than 1,200 newspapers, newswires and news magazines. Also offers television and radio news transcripts.    


NFB Campus Movies Library Card Required.

Streaming access to fiction and non-fiction National Film Board of Canada productions from 1917 to the present. Found In: Only available in Calgary Public Library




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PebbleGo Encyclopedias Encylopedias For Kids Library Card Required.

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.


PressReader Magazines Mobile Apps Newspapers New! Library Card Required.

Free access using your library card to over 6000 popular newspapers and magazines.   Includes local papers and those from other countries and in other languages.  Previously called Newspaper Direct.   If you want to learn how to use PressReader, click here.  We strongly recommend you access PressReader content through the Calgary Public Library E-Library link to ensure the best possible experience. PLEASE NOTE:  Sign in using your library card is a recent development for the PressReader app for iOS, IOS 9 or above is required.  The Android app sign in continues to be in development. If you use the app:  you must be connected to a Hot Spot to consume or download content using the PressReader app. If you are not connected to a Hot Spot, you will only be able to view downloaded content on the app for 48 hours. Once your two days of free remote access has expired, you will need to connect to a Hot Spot to reset your remote access timer.           Get App in Apple StoreGet App in Play Store Found In:



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Read Alberta eBooks eBooks New! Library Card Required.

Over 1000 Alberta-published ebooks representing 24 Alberta publishers available to read on the Cantook Station platform. Courtesy of the Public Library Services Branch  and the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. Found In:





Rosetta Stone Library Solution Online Courses New! Library Card Required.

Improve your English or learn a language online courses. Choose from 30 languages: for example, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Hindi,  Italian, Japanese,  Persian (Farsi), Russian, Spanish , and more. IMPORTANT NOTE: To ensure successful download of the library's free Rosetta Stone Library Solution app, read the FAQs first, click here. To use the app on a continuing basis for free, you must always authenticate through the library. Apple mobile device users: older versions of this app (before May 2016) are no longer supported. Please upgrade to at least iOS 9 and version 3.x of the app to continue to use this product on your device. Beginning in March 2017, browser versions older than Internet Explorer 11 or the latest versions of Chrome, Edge, Safari, and Firefox will no longer be supported.     Get App in Apple StoreGet App in Play Store Found In:

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Shakespeare Collection Academic Journals Library Card Required.

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. Found In:




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Zinio Online Magazines Magazines Mobile Apps Library Card Required.

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. Partially funded by Public Library Services, Municipal Affairs. Get App in Apple StoreGet App in Play Store Found In:

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