Instantly available to read in your browser online, find full-text e-books for both learners of all ages: includes DK Eyewitness books, travel guides, Business Plan Handbooks and more.
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). Your hoopla user account through Calgary Public Library provides three free checkouts a month. Learn how to use hoopla, here.
NOTE: hoopla will no longer be available after November 30, 2018. Calgary Public Library recommends the following eResources instead: Naxos and Freegal for music, Kanopy for movies, and OverDrive for eBooks and digital audiobooks.
Full-text poems, short stories, novels, essays, speeches, and plays, plus biographies, summaries and more.
There are over 1000 ebooks representing 24 Alberta-based publishers available to read on the Cantook Station platform. Courtesy of the Public Library Services Branch and the Book Publishers Association of Alberta.
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eBooks For Kids
Animated read-along storybooks and videos for preschoolers and young school-age children, their parents and teachers. For best results use Chrome or Edge. Not supported by IE11.
Children’s eBooks and eAudiobooks to read or listen to on your computer, or download to your mobile device.
is Overdrive's new app: an easy, friendly pathway to read thousands of free e-books and e-audiobooks.
Search Study Buddy to find stories and facts in eBooks or to find online articles on everything from animals and art to science and sports. For ages 6 and up and featuring information drawn from expert resources. All you need is your Library card!
Animated read-along story books, and games for young children, their parents and teachers.
If you have downloaded the free app: choose LIBRARY/Canada/Alberta/Calgary Public Library/ then enter your Calgary Public Library card number