Most of the databases below can be accessed for free using the number on the back of your library card. For help accessing or using the databases below, visit the library and get some free training.
NEW! All library members now have access to e-books and audio books through our subscription with the Ontario Library Service to Overdrive or Libby – on-line downloadable apps with thousands of titles.
Click on the link above to download the app for free! You can download it onto almost any sort of device, including laptops, tablets, or smartphones. The app can be synced across multiple devices. Once you have the app downloaded, you’ll need to complete a few more steps before you can start downloading.
Go directly to the Ontario Library Service Download page, to open an account using your library card. There’s a world of reading at your fingertips!
Drop-in sessions on Overdrive basics are taking place at the library. If you’d like some training on how to use ebooks, visit the library on Mondays or Wednesdays between 6-7 p.m. and get some tech help.
OVERDRIVE NOW COMES WITH FRONT LINE SUPPORT!
What does Front Line Tech Support include?
- Access to the OverDrive Front Line Tech Support team 24x7x365 via web form and email.
- Response time via email expected within 8 business hours of receipt, or within 24 hours if received outside of business hours (8:30 am – 5:30 pm ET Monday-Friday, excluding major holidays).
- Professionally trained specialists provide support for OverDrive technology-related issues only.
- Self-service support is also available to users 24x7x365 through extensive and user-friendly FAQ and other written help that is accessible through the library’s OverDrive-powered website.
- LibriVox – Free online audiobooks
- Open Library – Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published
- Project Gutenburg – Free ebooks
- Historical Topographical Map Digitization Project – Coinciding with the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary and the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) 50th anniversary, Ontario’s university libraries are releasing a collection of over 1000 historical topographic maps of Ontario
- Federated Women’s Institues of Ontario – This is an amazing digital archive of the Women’s Institutes’s Tweedsmuir’s Histories and other historical documents.
- Bonnechere Union Public Library
- Killaloe Public Library
- Renfrew Public Library
- Whitewater Region Public Library