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 Digital Magazines or Hoopla, you will also have to create a separate account specific to the collection.
Some of the digital collections, like cloudLibrary and Digital Magazines, 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.
Transition from OverDrive/Libby to cloudLibrary
On June 17, 2020, we transitioned from OverDrive to cloudLibrary to manage our ebook and eaudiobook digital collection.
Access to the OverDrive website and online apps, like Libby, may be limited to items you already had checked out prior to the transition.
All items previously in our OverDrive collection were transfered to the cloudLibrary collection.
Our Current Digital Collections
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.
cloudLibrary is a collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks that can be accessed from standalone ereaders or on full-features tablets and smartphones.
Hoopla is collection of music, movies, television and audiobooks that you can borrow and access from your desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.
KFPL’s Digital Magazine Collection is powered by RB Digital, which provides access to digitized, full-page magazines that you can access on your desktop, tablet or smartphone.