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.
A to Z World Food
With thousands of global recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources, AtoZ World Food brings international cuisines to you, from Albanian byrek to Zimbabwean matemba!
BounceBack® is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry.
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.
The world’s best way to learn a language.
Using the free mobile app or web and a few minutes a day, everyone can Duolingo. Learn 30+ languages online with bite-size lessons based on science.
Online access to newspapers, magazines, books, videos, and educational materials. Includes online access to Ottawa Citizen, Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and more.
eLibrary can also help with remote learning and assignments. Visit eLibrary’s Homework Central for more information.
You can learn anything. Expert-created content and resources for every course and level.
With over 4,000 video courses from top experts, LinkedIn Learning is the place to go for learning technology, creative and business skills you can use today.
Using the mobile app? Select “Sign in,” followed by “Sign in with your library card,” then enter “bpl” as your library ID.
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.”
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.