The Kingston Frontenac Public Library offers several Digital Collections, collections of material that, instead of being found on the shelves at a branch, are located online in various digital formats.
Just like our physical collection, each digital collection requires an up-to-date KFPL membership in good standing to access it. For some of them, like Zinio or Hoopla, you will also have to create a separate account specific to the collection.
Some of the digital collections, like OverDrive and Zinio, are actively managed by KFPL: new items are purchased for the collection following our Collection Development Policy; with other services, the collection is managed by the vendor.
Below is a list of our current Digital Collections. For more information, as well as an introduction on how to access the collection, you can view the specific page for each.
OverDrive is collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks, though it also has some digital video, which can be accessed from standalone ereaders or on full-features tablets and smartphones.
Safari Books Online
Safari Books Online is collection of over 2,000 ebooks and video that cover a variety of technology and professional development subjects. It is accessible from any web browser, either on a desktop computer or a tablet.
Hoopla is collection of music, movies, television and audiobooks that you can borrow and access from your desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Zinio Digital Magazines
KFPL’s Digital Magazine Collection is powered by Zinio, which provides access to digitized, full-page magazines that you can access on your desktop, tablet or smartphone.