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We love seeing you in person, but we can also keep you company wherever you happen to be!

Flip through digital magazines, get lost in a great book, enjoy that movie you have been waiting to see, or discover your new favourite song. You can research just about anything with our specialized databases, or learn a new language or skill.

Explore the wide range of resources you can access at any time, from anywhere. All you need is your library card!

Digital Library Cards: Some resources cannot be accessed with a Digital Library Card. These include Academic OneFile, Gale e-Books, Gale Literature, Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA), Canadian Newsstream, Coronavirus Research Database, Publicly Available Content Database and Road to IELTS. You must upgrade to a full library card to be able to access these resources from outside the library.

Academic OneFile
Academic OneFile

Delve into any topic with peer-reviewed journals, research studies, and other authoritative sources.

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Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition

Track your family heritage with the world’s leading genealogical resource.

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Beanstack

Log your reading, complete activities, earn badges and share with your friends.

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Canadian Business and Current Events
Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA)

Business news, industry developments, and current events in Canada.

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Canadian Encyclopedia
Canadian Encyclopedia

Bilingual encyclopedia including timelines of significant historical events.

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Canadian Newsstream
Canadian Newsstream

Archived full-text articles from Canadian newspapers.

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Canadian Red Book
Canadian Red Book

Online vehicle valuation guide, powered by CARFAX.

Available by request at all KPL locations

Cantook Station
Cantook Station

French-language e-books and audiobooks for all ages.

User guide

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CBC Corner

CBC and Radio-Canada content, including news, TV and radio shows, music, podcasts, and a French and English language learning app.

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CBC Corner Kids

Unique Canadian content including TV shows, educational Kids News, fun activities and more.

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Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports

Expert ratings and recommendations for a variety of consumer products.

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Coronavirus Research Database

Openly available research related to coronaviruses, including comprehensive coverage of past pandemics and epidemics.

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Creativebug

Stream over 2,000 DIY arts and crafts video classes taught by experienced artists and design experts.

User guide

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Download Library
Download Library by Overdrive

Download e-books, audiobooks and magazines with Download Library on your computer or the Libby app on your tablet or smartphone.

Help Guides: Libby | Kobo | Web

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Download Library for Kids

Download a wide selection of popular e-books, audiobooks and magazines for kids.

Help Guides: Libby | Kobo | Web

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Dragon Sourc
Dragon Source Chinese Magazines

Read popular Chinese magazines online.

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Family Search

Sign up for a free FamilySearch account to access billions of genealogical records.

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Find My Past
Find My Past

Genealogical records from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.

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Freegal Music
Freegal Music

Download or stream free music from popular artists and genres.

User guide

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G1.ca
G1.ca

Prepare for the Ontario G1 or M1 license test with a series of free practice tests.

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Gale e-Books
Gale e-Books

Research collection including specialized encyclopedias, handbooks and more.

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Gale Literature
Gale Literature

Literary criticism, analysis, reviews, biographies and more.

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History in the Making

Dive into the rich history of Kitchener and Waterloo Region with our digital collections.

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Hoopla Digital
Hoopla Digital

Borrow up to five movies, TV shows, albums or audiobooks per month!

User guide

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Kanopy
Kanopy

Use monthly credits to watch your favourite moves and TV series, or unlimited kids' content!

User guide

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Learning Express
Learning Express

Practice tests and learning tools for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development and more.

User guide

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LinkedIn Learning
LinkedIn Learning

Gain new expertise and update your skills online.

User guide

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LOTE for Kids. Storytime in your language.
LOTE4Kids

Storytime in your language! Over 3000+ digital books in 65+ languages, with English translation and narration available.

Download the app

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Mango Languages
Mango Languages

Start learning a new language today!

User guide

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English and French language learning
Mauril

Improve your French or English language skills.

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Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic

Learn about symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment for specific health conditions.

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Medline Plue
Medline Plus

Health and wellness information including disorders and conditions, prescription drugs and supplements, and more.

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Merck Manuals
Merck Manuals

Information on medical topics for both consumers and health care professionals.

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National Film Board
National Film Board

Acclaimed Canadian films and documentaries, in English and French.

User guide

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Note: The CAMPUS video collection is available inside the library only.

Novelist Plus
Novelist Plus

Find your next great read!

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Novelist Plus K-8
Novelist Plus K-8

Students in grades K-8 can find their next great read with booklists, readalikes, and more.

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Pressreader
Pressreader

Newspapers and magazines from around the world. 

User guide

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Use from home: Click the Sign In button and select "Library or Group". Search for "Kitchener Public Library", then enter your library card number and PIN.

Public Health Agency of Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada

Find the latest public health notices in Canada, and learn about diseases and conditions, food and product recalls, travel advisories and more.

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Publicly Available Content Database

Scholarly content including major subject repositories and open access journals. Includes journal articles, pre-prints, books, conference papers and reports.

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Road to IELTS
Road to IELTS

Prepare for the IELTS test with reading, writing, speaking and listening exercises.

User guide 

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TumbleBooks
TumbleBooks

Read-along books and videos for children in grades K-6.

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Tumble Math
TumbleMath

Read-along stories illustrating mathematical concepts for students in grades K-6.

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