Streaming audiobooks, including: fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry.
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. View available apps
Read popular magazines online, such as People, Macleans, Rolling Stone, Sports illustrated and more. Read the FAQ to find out how. Note Some magazines have expiry dates when downloaded to a device. View available apps
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.
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. View available apps
Streaming access to the Alexander Street Press databases of classical, jazz, and contemporary world music.
Streaming jazz featuring over a million tracks from the catalogues of Blue Notes Records, Fantasy Jazz and over 260 other labels. View available apps
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 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 April 30, 2017.
Streaming access to fiction and non-fiction National Film Board of Canada productions from 1917 to the present.
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. View available apps
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. View available apps