hoopla hoopla
Stream and borrow free movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Stream immediately, or download to your phone or tablet for offline enjoyment later. Take your pick from hundreds of thousands of titles. More titles are added daily.

squigglepark Squiggle Park
Squiggle Park is an app for young readers that teaches literacy skills through the power of play. Mischievous monsters and adaptive bite-sized games support ELL students and any kids Pre K- Grade 2 in building confidence and becoming successful, independent readers. Squiggle Park has proven to help kids master reading skills 5 times faster than other teaching methods with only 30 minutes of play per week. Let's play in the park!

Lynda.com Lynda.com
Lynda.com includes over 4000 video tutorial courses taught by industry experts on topics including business, photography, graphic design, project management, animation, audio and music production, web design, marketing, job interview preparation, public speaking, and more. Access is free to anyone with a Halifax Public Libraries card.

Cloud Cookbooks
Search 3,000 recipes from 40+ local cookbooks on this easy to use recipe site. Cloud Cookbooks features Nova Scotia authors and dishes from leading restaurants. Plus, you can many healthy options, including low salt and gluten-free. Start with what you've got in your fridge, and get lots of great ideas.


Meet Libby app, a one-tap reading app for borrowing digital books and audiobooks from your library. Inspired by user and library feedback, Libby was designed to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

Handout:  Libby, by OverDrive - The Basics
Help: https://help.libbyapp.com/


OverDrive eBooks

Borrow eBooks and audiobooks – anywhere, anytime. All you need is your library card.

Handout: eBooks at the Library
How-to videos
Popular Devices for reading Library eBooks

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Rocket Languages Rocket Languages
Rocket Languages is an online interactive language learning program. Users can register and follow a course at their own pace, track their progress and test their improvement. The program offers instruction in Arabic, French, German, Mandarin, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, American Sign Language, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, English for Spanish Speakers, English for Japanese Speakers and Russian via a web interface and iOS and Android apps.

RBdigital Magazines
Check out full color digital magazines on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device.

Need more help? Contact your local branch

Consumer Reports Consumer Reports
Product reviews and Ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more from Consumer Reports.

Chilton Library Chilton's Car Repair
Repair manuals for automobiles over the past 30 years. A few older specialty autos too.

World Book Online World Book Encyclopedia
Great encyclopedia for students. 


Animated online storybooks you can read or listen to - for early elementary students.
How to use TumbleBooks.

(for adults and teens)

TumbleBookCloud Junior
(for kids in grades three to six)

(for all ages)

project gutenberg

Project Gutenberg
Always available eBooks.

Ask a Digital Media Specialist
Need help with our eLibrary? Click here to contact our library’s digital specialist. We make every effort to respond within 24 hours (Monday to Friday).