Online Reading & Entertainment
Use your Elgin County Library card to access all of our online resources. If you don’t yet have an Elgin County Library card, find out if you’re eligible for a virtual library card.
What sort of reading or entertainment are you looking for?
TV & Film
This one-of-a-kind digital portal allows you to access a wide variety of content including trusted news, local stories, entertaining TV and radio shows, award-winning podcasts, educational kids content, innovative podcasts, a free English and French language learning app, news in foreign languages and much more!
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.
How to log in to PressReader:
eAudio / eBooks:
Libby is the one-tap reading app built by OverDrive. It’s warm, personal, & fun to use! Borrow eBook, eAudio & eMagazine titles anytime, anywhere.
Access OverDrive on a web browser and see everything you’re doing on the Libby app synched over!
Please note: entertainment services have a limit of 5 ‘borrows/play credits’ per service, per month.
In addition, both services offer a children’s mode for browsing content.
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.
Hoopla has a limit of 5 borrows per month. BingePasses collections allow full access to every item in that specific collection for 7 days as 1 borrow.
Kanopy is a film streaming service with a focus on thoughtful entertainment. Enjoy classic films, world cinema, documentaries and more with Kanopy.
Kanopy has a limit of 5 play credits per month. There is also a limited time to watch a video once you start it. This varies based on who produced the video.