Thank you for your Virtual Library Card Application

We’ve received your application and will be in touch soon with your library card information. 

Here are just some of the exciting resources you can access with your virtual card!

PressReader offers access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines and is available as an app or for reading in your web browser.

Libby is the one-tap reading app built by OverDrive. It’s warm, personal, & fun to use! Borrow eBook, eAudio & eMagazine titles anytime, anywhere.

With Hoopla, instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies & more 24/7 with your library card. Hoopla is available from your computer, or as an app on your mobile device. 

Kanopy is a film streaming service with a focus on thoughtful entertainment. Enjoy classic films, world cinema, documentaries and more with Kanopy.

Mango Languages builds communication skills in 70+ world languages, including English. Explore new languages by practicing realistic conversations.

NoveList Plus is your one-stop guide to great reading. Log into NoveList to find your next read. Filled with book recommendations, book lists, reviews & more!

With a Virtual Library card you have access to all of these online resources plus more! To borrow physical library items, please come visit us at your closest branch and we will update it for you!

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please give us a call at 519-631-1460 Ext. 148, visit us in person at one of our 10 branches, or send us an email using the form on our Contact Us page. 

Want to double your access to online resources? Double your library cards! Visit our friends at St. Thomas Public Library to sign up for a St. Thomas Public Library card to have access to more books, streaming services, language learning apps, and more!

Stay in the Know

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We also have newsletters about new books in different genres including the New York Times Bestseller lists, Biography and Memoir, Historical Fiction, Romance, Thrillers and Suspense, and more!

All 10 of our branches put out their own newsletter. This is the best way to find out what programs and special events are happening at your local branch! Sign-up on our Hours & Locations page.

Elgin County Library Holiday Hours

Saturday, December 23 at 1pm, all ECL branches are closed

December 24 – January 1, all ECL branches closed

Tuesday, January 2, all ECL branches open for regular hours

Our digital library is open all day every day!