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Online Resources

  • Popular and classic French-language eBooks and Canadian audiobooks. Compatible with most devices. The app Aldiko Next requires iOS 14 or higher.

    ...read more about Cantook Station: French-language eBooks and Audiobooks
  • Riche de quelque 800 000 références, ChoixMédia recense chaque année de 40 000 titres en langue française, dans tous les domaines et pour tous les publics, ...read more about CHOIX Média

  • Curio.ca offers access to thousands of commercial-free educational video and audio streams from CBC and Radio-Canada.  Categories include Canadian history, ...read more about Curio.ca

    If you would like to create playlists and use other personalized features of Curio.ca, you'll need to create an account by using access code: LWB9-RCBE

  • Short animations in English, French, Arabic, Spanish, and Russian, amongst other languages, with complementary texts to ...read more about EduMedia

  • Avec plus de 30 000 articles et 17 000 médias reliés entre eux, l'Encyclopaedia Universalis en ligne couvre l'ensemble des domaines de la connaissance et pr...read more about Encyclopædia Universalis

  • Encyclopédie en ligne entièrement en français spécialement conçue pour les enfants et pour les jeunes adolescents.

  • Articles include maps, photos, illustrations, diagrams, audio clips, statistics, links to related information and citation information....read more about Encyclopédie Découverte

  • The database allows searchable access to full articles, columns and features from the major French-Canadian newspapers and certain magazines such as Protége...read more about Eureka.cc

  • Access today's edition of popular magazine titles including Hello! Canada, Maclean's, Scientific American, Time, People and others.

    • If you are experiencing difficulty accessing magazines, please check "Tips on how to access magazines from Flipster" under our Help Guide
    • Two new eMagazines had been added to the Flipster platform. They are: Do it yourself & Essence.
  • Provides access to over 42,000,000 images and files from the origins of New France to today, drawn from the search tools of the Drouin Genealogical Institut...read more about Généalogie Québec

  • This digital media service provides customers access to motion picture films, television shows and complete music albums....read more about Hoopla

    OPL has extended your Hoopla play credit from 4 to 6 per month. It is a special gift for you to celebrate October Library month. Let's be connected, inspired and entertained together every day!

    You can stream or temporarily download up to 6 titles per month per card from now on.

    By popular request, hoopla is now available on Android Auto! Listen to music more safely and easily using your vehicle's in-dash display....read more usage notes about Hoopla

  • Kanopy offers a large collection of high quality films and documentaries from art-house classics to world cinema, all available to play on your PC, phone, t...read more about Kanopy

    • You can watch up to 4 films per month per card.
    • You can check out 1 series from The Great Courses per month per card with 30 days of access
    • Unlimited plays for any video in Kanopy Kids and any trailer.
    • Kanopy can now be found in the Extras section of the Overdrive Libby app.
    • The Kanopy app and all the ways for you to browse, stream, and enjoy videos from Kanopy remain unchanged.
    ...read more usage notes about Kanopy
  • NFB Campus streams almost 1,500 more films than the free NFB site...read more about NFB (National Film Board) Campus

  • A package of over 3,000 popular titles (including The Economist, Canadian Living, National Geographic, The New Yorker, and many more) with varieties of lang...read more about Overdrive Magazines (Formerly RBDigital Unlimited Magazines -Zinio)

    For PC & Mac computers Libbyapp.com offers all the same great features as the app except the ability to download loans for offline use. You'll still be able to read and listen to your loans as long as you're connected to the internet., For Android & iOS device, You can access titles offline through the Libby app on an Android or iOS device if you'd like

  • Database containing a directory of civil status records (baptisms, marriages and burials) in Quebec (1621-1799), a genealogical dictionary of families (1621...read more about PRDH (Programme de recherche en démographie historique)

  • Provides access to today’s newspapers and magazines from all over the world.  Advanced features allow automated translation as well the ability to listen to...read more about PressReader

    • You don’t need to create a separate PressReader account, without a PressReader account, you can still access any of the titles offered by Ottawa Public Library on PressReader.
    • All you need is a library card and pin to sign in via a login page on the OPL website or PressReader App. That’s it!
    • Access to The Globe and Mail is limited to customers using PressReader in a library branch due to restrictions imposed by the publisher.
    • The Washington Post is no longer ...read more usage notes about PressReader
  • Free and unlimited online courses in French. Learn languages, sewing, singing, coding for kids, and more! 

  • Collection of online books created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books from major children's book publishers and desig...read more about TumbleBook Library

    TumbleBookCloud Jr is no longer active. Any k-6 titles from this resource are available on TumbleBook Library. There were some titles in TumbleBookCloud Jr. (TBC JR) that were created to the upper middle schoolers, those are available on TeenBookCloud.