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."
Interactive education and career planning tools, including: job search, career guide, resume and interview help, and post-secondary planning.
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. View available apps
Country profiles, including: geography, history, politics and economics, plus directories, bibliographies and interactive graphics.
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.
- Please read the syllabus and course requirements carefully prior to enrolling, as CPL cannot drop or transfer you from a course. Once you have engaged with the course online, it will count towards your two free course whether you complete or not.
- If you don't visit the course by the week 2 class, you are automatically dropped from the course.
Full-text and fully searchable e-books, including Business Plan handbooks, Grizmek’s Animal Life, DK Eyewitness books, travel guides 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). Temporary download is also available using the hoopla app. As of December 1, 2016 your hoopla user account through Calgary Public Library provides three checkouts a month. Learn how to use hoopla, here. Partially funded by Public Library Services Branch, Alberta Municipal Affairs. View available apps
Online courses and practice tests for Elementary School to College, plus professional and personal development, occupation practice tests, English language proficiency, and citizenship preparation.
Language learning courses for 71 languages, plus English language courses in 19 languages. View available apps
Fiction and non-fiction reading suggestions for children and teens, plus reading discussion guides and book reviews.
eBooks and eAudiobooks to read or listen to on your computer, or download to your mobile device. If you want to learn how to use Overdrive, click here. Have you tried the new app? Click to discover more about Libby. View available apps
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. Important changes in your SOLARO account on July 18, 2017 Calgary Public Library must make changes to update access to SOLARO on July 18. Those with an existing SOLARO account will need to create a new account at that time. If you would like to create your new account now please go to https://app.solaro.com/library/cpl. With this change, any lesson history, notes and flash cards from previous accounts will no longer be accessible. Calgary Public Library apologizes for any inconvenience that this transition causes.