Can’t make it into the library? No problem! Here are some online services you can use from home.

If you don't have a Halton Hills Public Library library card, please visit the Virtual Library Card page to find out how you can get one.

Cloud Library (ebooks and audiobooks)
A great selection for both adults and children! Browse online or through an app.

Cloud Library 

 

 Overdrive / Libby (ebooks and audiobooks)
A very wide range of titles for all ages, kids to teens! Browse online through Overdrive, or through the app with Libby.

 

Overdrive

Libby (an app only version of Overdrive) 

 

Hoopla (download or stream TV, movies, music and audiobooks)

Hoopla has an incredible range of materials: eBooks and eAudiobooks; movies and TV shows, and music. Just added: ebooks, music and comics!

  • The “Children’s Titles Only” button on the main pages does a great job of showing only kids audiobooks. It’s a bit trickier with the other formats. Try using the drop down arrow at the top and only searching for a format such as movies. Then search for a specific title, or a company like “Weston Woods” which has made hundreds of short films based on picture books!
  • Browse online or through an app

Hoopla

 

TumbleBooks (ebooks for children and families)

TumbleBooks

  • Tumblebooks is an online collection of books for preschoolers, elementary school children, and their families. You can read them on your own have TumbleBooks read them to you.

Tumblebooks (all ages) 

Tumblebooks Jr. (grades 3-6 only) 

Mango Languages and Little Pim (language lessons)

Adults can study a new language using Mango Languages.

Mango Languages

 

Kids too can learn a new language through their own specially designed lessons, with Little Pim.

Little Pim Language Learning

Kids InfoBits (fun facts for kids)

Kids from kindergarten to grade five can use Kids InfoBits to research topics for school or for their own interests

Kids InfoBits 

Primary Search (children's magazines)

A collection of articles from the most popular kid's magazines.

Primary Search

NoveList Plus K-8 (children's book lists)

This site will help you find your next great read. Find books that are similar to your favourite, or just describe the kind of book you like! It’s also great for book report research.

NoveList Plus K-8

Freegal (music)

Dance party anyone? Download or stream all kinds of music.

  • Includes music just for children. Use the Advanced Search and look for the word "children"
  • Download the mobile app from iTunes Store or Google Play.

Freegal

Flipster (magazines)

Complete issues of the latest magazines. Magazines can be read with a wifi connection or downloaded for reading later.

Flipster

Lynda.com (online courses)

From a simple course to update your skills to a full certificate program. 

Lynda.com