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






TV & Film


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!


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 a web browser. 


Please note: entertainment services have a limit of borrows/tickets 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 15 tickets per month. There is also a limited time to watch a video once you start it. This varies based on who produced the video.

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.

Kanopy Help

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!