With your library card from the Ottawa Public Library, you can access amazing (and totally free!) online resources whenever and wherever you like!
- Read an eBook
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- Listen to an eAudiobook
Stream or download an eAudiobook from and to your device and listen anytime, anywhere.
- Watch movies
You can stream or temporarily download movies and television shows from , or watch thought-provoking series such as the Great Courses and other unique documentaries from . There are numerous educational videos available from too.
- Listen to music
You can download and access hundreds of thousands of songs from and get streaming access to over one million tracks from classical, contemporary, and jazz, to world music from several . You can listen to complete music albums from too.
- Flip through an eMagazine or newspapers
Access a complete scanned version of today’s edition of popular newspapers and magazines just as they appear in print. These include the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Star, Canadian Living , Macleans, the Economist, and more. Available from , , , and - major French-Canadian newspapers and certain magazines.
- Learn new skills
Over 3,000 video tutorial courses taught by experts to help anyone learn business, computer science, photography or creative skills from . Learn a new language or improve your English from . provides you with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons for the most popular string and band instruments. Art and voice classes are also included.
- Get inspiration from an online readers’ resource
Find reviews and recommendations for fiction, non-fiction, and theme-oriented book lists from , NoveList K-8 Plus and get inspiration from ?
- Enhance your business and career
Learn business writing skills from ; search for a job from the largest single job posting site: ; and access big data and financial information on over 6,000 stocks and other financial products from .
- Access TumbleBook databases for kids
Animated picture books, read-along chapter books, and a comprehensive collection of online math exercises will be sure to help kids improve their literacy and math skills.
- Access Consumer Reports
provides a one-stop buying guide for almost everything. Individual articles from recent issues are also available on with full text PDF (Scanned with color images).
The OPL has subscribed to a wide range of more than 50 online resources. The above-mentioned databases are just a starting point for your exploration. Here is the link to the complete list of .