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.


CBC Corner logo and image of platform on a tabletThis 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!


NEW to Elgin County Library!


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! 

EBSCO eBooks logo

EBSCO offers a selection of fiction and nonfiction audiobooks available for download or streaming through the web browser. 


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. 

Browse the collection | Hoopla Help
Download the app: iOS Android

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

To set up your Kanopy account:
1) Click the Kanopy logo to launch the service
2) Click Sign Up and Don’t have an Account yet? 
3) Fill out the required fields. 

Once your account is set up, you can now download the app to access Kanopy on mobile devices.

Browse the collection 
Download the app: iOS | Android