Online Resources

Alberta Heritage Digitization Project

Our Future, Our Past: The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project is a not-for-profit endeavor that provides free, online access to cultural and heritage materials. Browse newspapers from 1885, read entire books about local communities, research legal documents, view historic photographs, and explore much more!

Access this resource


Ancestry Library Edition

Note: This resource is for use within the library only.

Ancestry: Library Edition is powered by the world's most popular consumer online genealogy resource Ancestry.com. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

Access this resource


CELA

Shortgrass libraries offer a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print disability.

Click here for more information


Chilton Library

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Chilton Library offers maintenance and specification tables, step-by-step service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, ASE test prep quizzes and much more. 

Access this resource


Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is the world's largest independent product testing organization. Use this resource to receive expert buying advice and see the ratings on thousands of consumer products. Product categories include cars, appliances, health & fitness, home & garden, babies & kids, electronics, food, and more!

Access this resource


Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers hundreds of interactive instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness, creative writing, computer programming, animal care and more.

Access this resource


Gale Primary Sources

The digital archives program from Gale publishes in core and unique areas of study, such as Indigenous and Native Peoples, Colonization of North America, World History, and much more. Users will find interesting historical documents, giving insight into days gone by.

Access this resource


Hoopla

Hoopla brings you thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, audiobooks, comics, and eBooks for free.  All you need is your library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet. 

Access this resource


Legal Ave

LegalAve, created by non-profit Alberta Legal Information Society (ALIS), is a great starting place for addressing and understanding Family Law. It connects Albertans to third-party resources. The growing database includes information about marriages, divorce, adoption, elder care, domestic violence, and child support.

Access this resource


Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library

Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library initiative is delivered by The Alberta Library through 35 participating postsecondary institutions in the Province, including private and public not-for-profit universities, colleges, technical schools and First Nations colleges. The program represents a radical change to the breadth and depth of electronic resources available through most of the participating institutions.

Access this resource


Mango Languages

Mango Language Learning is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more! Mango Language Learning has been made available through a generous grant from Alberta Municipal Affairs via the Public Library Services Branch.

Access this resource


Newspaper Source Plus

This database provides a full-text digital collection of the world's major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.

Access this resource


NNELS

The National Network for Equitable Library Service is a digital public library of downloadable titles for people with perceptual disabilities.  Library patrons can access NNELS through a web browser and download material in a variety of file formats such as DAISY, PDF, and e-text.

Click here for more information


Novelist

NoveList is an online treasure trove for fiction readers. This website contains information on more than 155,000 fiction titles, thousands of popular series, and featured articles by subject matter experts. The content can be sorted by popularity or by subject matter.

Access this resource


Novelist K-8

NoveList K-8 is an invaluable resource for children's fiction. It contains enhanced subject access for over 60,000 fiction titles aimed at the K-8 population. Full-text reviews from sources like School Library Journal and Booklist are available for many titles. The titles are chosen to support school curriculums and pleasure reading.

Access this resource


Overdrive

Bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles for you to download in ebook and audiobook formats. If the title is checked out by another user, you can place a hold on it. New titles added every week!

Access this resource


Overdrive for Kids and Teens

A collection of popular titles for kids and teens to download in ebook and audiobook formats. If the title is checked out by another user, you can place a hold on it. New titles added every week!

Access this resource


PressReader

Pressreader is an online newspaper kiosk. It provides access to electronic copies of thousands of newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages. Up to 90 days of back issues are available.  You can read your favorite international, national and provincial newspapers from cover to cover, sometimes even before the publications hit the newsstands. The publications are full-colour, full-format, and can be read at home or on the go!

Access this resource


Read Alberta Books

Over 1,100 Award-winning, all engaging Alberta-published eBooks from 24 publishers. Titles cover a range of genres including literary fiction, graphic novels, poetry, mystery, memoir, biography, self-help, humour, scholarly, young adult and speculative fiction.

Access this resource


RBDigital

RBDigital offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse our collection of 75 most popular North American magazine titles with no holds, no checkout limits, and no restrictions on how many magazines issues you can download!

Access this resource


The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian  encyclopedia has provided the most comprehensive, objective and accurate source of information on Canada for students, readers and scholars across Canada and throughout the world.

Access this resource


Tumble Books

An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading.

Access this resource


U of L Digitized Collections

University of Lethbridge Digitized Collections contains archival issues of many Southern Alberta Newspapers, maps from the Sir Alexander Galt Museum & Archives, and historical photographs from the Magee Family Collection and more.

Access this resource


Alberta Heritage Digitization Project

Our Future, Our Past: The Alberta Heritage Digitization Project is a not-for-profit endeavor that provides free, online access to cultural and heritage materials. Browse newspapers from 1885, read entire books about local communities, research legal documents, view historic photographs, and explore much more!

Access this resource


Ancestry Library Edition

Note: This resource is for use within the library only.

Ancestry: Library Edition is powered by the world's most popular consumer online genealogy resource Ancestry.com. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

Access this resource


Gale Primary Sources

The digital archives program from Gale publishes in core and unique areas of study, such as Indigenous and Native Peoples, Colonization of North America, World History, and much more. Users will find interesting historical documents, giving insight into days gone by.

Access this resource


Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library

Lois Hole Campus Alberta Digital Library initiative is delivered by The Alberta Library through 35 participating postsecondary institutions in the Province, including private and public not-for-profit universities, colleges, technical schools and First Nations colleges. The program represents a radical change to the breadth and depth of electronic resources available through most of the participating institutions.

Access this resource


U of L Digitized Collections

University of Lethbridge Digitized Collections contains archival issues of many Southern Alberta Newspapers, maps from the Sir Alexander Galt Museum & Archives, and historical photographs from the Magee Family Collection and more.

Access this resource


CELA

Shortgrass libraries offer a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print disability.

Click here for more information


NNELS

The National Network for Equitable Library Service is a digital public library of downloadable titles for people with perceptual disabilities.  Library patrons can access NNELS through a web browser and download material in a variety of file formats such as DAISY, PDF, and e-text.

Click here for more information


Chilton Library

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Chilton Library offers maintenance and specification tables, step-by-step service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, ASE test prep quizzes and much more. 

Access this resource


Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is the world's largest independent product testing organization. Use this resource to receive expert buying advice and see the ratings on thousands of consumer products. Product categories include cars, appliances, health & fitness, home & garden, babies & kids, electronics, food, and more!

Access this resource


Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is the world's largest independent product testing organization. Use this resource to receive expert buying advice and see the ratings on thousands of consumer products. Product categories include cars, appliances, health & fitness, home & garden, babies & kids, electronics, food, and more!

Access this resource


Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is the world's largest independent product testing organization. Use this resource to receive expert buying advice and see the ratings on thousands of consumer products. Product categories include cars, appliances, health & fitness, home & garden, babies & kids, electronics, food, and more!

Access this resource


Newspaper Source Plus

This database provides a full-text digital collection of the world's major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.

Access this resource


PressReader

Pressreader is an online newspaper kiosk. It provides access to electronic copies of thousands of newspapers from 100 countries in 60 languages. Up to 90 days of back issues are available.  You can read your favorite international, national and provincial newspapers from cover to cover, sometimes even before the publications hit the newsstands. The publications are full-colour, full-format, and can be read at home or on the go!

Access this resource


RBDigital

RBDigital offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse our collection of 75 most popular North American magazine titles with no holds, no checkout limits, and no restrictions on how many magazines issues you can download!

Access this resource


Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers hundreds of interactive instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness, creative writing, computer programming, animal care and more.

Access this resource


Mango Languages

Mango Language Learning is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more! Mango Language Learning has been made available through a generous grant from Alberta Municipal Affairs via the Public Library Services Branch.

Access this resource


Hoopla

Hoopla brings you thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, audiobooks, comics, and eBooks for free.  All you need is your library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet. 

Access this resource


Hoopla

Hoopla brings you thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, audiobooks, comics, and eBooks for free.  All you need is your library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet. 

Access this resource


Overdrive

Bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles for you to download in ebook and audiobook formats. If the title is checked out by another user, you can place a hold on it. New titles added every week!

Access this resource


Overdrive for Kids and Teens

A collection of popular titles for kids and teens to download in ebook and audiobook formats. If the title is checked out by another user, you can place a hold on it. New titles added every week!

Access this resource


Read Alberta Books

Over 1,100 Award-winning, all engaging Alberta-published eBooks from 24 publishers. Titles cover a range of genres including literary fiction, graphic novels, poetry, mystery, memoir, biography, self-help, humour, scholarly, young adult and speculative fiction.

Access this resource


Tumble Books

An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading.

Access this resource


Hoopla

Hoopla brings you thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, audiobooks, comics, and eBooks for free.  All you need is your library card and a web browser, phone, or tablet. 

Access this resource


Overdrive

Bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles for you to download in ebook and audiobook formats. If the title is checked out by another user, you can place a hold on it. New titles added every week!

Access this resource


Overdrive for Kids and Teens

A collection of popular titles for kids and teens to download in ebook and audiobook formats. If the title is checked out by another user, you can place a hold on it. New titles added every week!

Access this resource


Novelist

NoveList is an online treasure trove for fiction readers. This website contains information on more than 155,000 fiction titles, thousands of popular series, and featured articles by subject matter experts. The content can be sorted by popularity or by subject matter.

Access this resource


Novelist K-8

NoveList K-8 is an invaluable resource for children's fiction. It contains enhanced subject access for over 60,000 fiction titles aimed at the K-8 population. Full-text reviews from sources like School Library Journal and Booklist are available for many titles. The titles are chosen to support school curriculums and pleasure reading.

Access this resource


The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian  encyclopedia has provided the most comprehensive, objective and accurate source of information on Canada for students, readers and scholars across Canada and throughout the world.

Access this resource