eBooks, Audiobooks & Online Resources

Borrow eBooks and audiobooks, stream movies and TV shows, or learn a new skill, all for free with your library card.

Some of our online databases may require you to sign in using your library card number (all 14 digits with no spaces).

Don’t have a library card? You can register online for a temporary card for immediate access to our digital resources.


eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies & Music


Stream videos, television shows, audiobooks, eBooks, graphic novels, and music for free with Hoopla! Simply sign up using your email address and library card number. Enjoy up to 4 titles a month!

Why only 4 titles a month?
Digital services often have different pricing models: some are flat rate and others charge per use. Hoopla charges the Library for each title used. As a result, we must limit the number of titles our members can download or stream each month.


Libby (formerly OverDrive)

Borrow audiobooks, eBooks and magazines for free, from a selection of 80,000+ titles. Simply sign up using your email address and library card number. Compatible with most devices.

Online Research & Learning

Ancestry Library Edition

Canada’s leading family history website offering access to over 130 million searchable family history records.

Canadian Encyclopedia

History, politics, arts, science & more: the Canadian Encyclopedia is your reference on Canada. Articles, timelines & resources for teachers, students & public.


Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

NoveList Plus

Reviews, annotations, and much more for over 135,000 fiction titles. Includes Author Read-Alikes, Book Talks, Grab and Go Book Lists arranged by grade level, and book discussion guides.
A version of this database, Novelist Select, can be found on our online catalog. When viewing an item on our catalog, click “Reading Recommendations, reviews & more.”

Our Ontario

More than 2.5 million photos, documents, oral histories, paintings, postcards, exhibits, newspapers and books! Collections from 300 heritage organizations in Ontario.

Digital Archive Ontario

Explore all digitized items held by Toronto Public Library — including over 100,000 historical photos, maps, postcards & more from Ontario.