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.


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.

OverDrive offers the largest electronic lending collection of eBook, eAudio & eMagazine titles, and is available for reading in your web browser. Log into your OverDrive account to view all available content. 

Note: OverDrive is the web browser, Libby is the app for OverDrive. For questions about the difference please see the FAQs by OverDrive: Libby FAQs.

EBSCO eBooks logo

EBSCO offers a selection of fiction and nonfiction audiobooks available for download or streaming on your computer or mobile device.

EBSCO eBooks are available to read in a web browser format only.


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