Resources and Recommendations

Recommendations from our staff, made just for you

Just like you, our staff have a variety of likes and interests, so if you're stuck looking for your next book, you can ask us. Browse through our staff profiles and when you find a staff member with interests that match what you're looking for, you can request some recommendations. We'll email you with a personalized suggestion list.


Newspapers from over 55 countries at your fingertips!

PressReader provides access to full-page newspapers and magazines from around the globe, including the Kingston Whig Standard. Download the app, or connect through the PressReader website, and sign in with your library card number and PIN (just select the Library and Group option and find KFPL in the list). 

Signing in will give you several days of access, during which you can set up auto-delivery of your favourite titles straight to your device. After your time is up, you’ll need to sign out and sign back in again, or, you can access PressReader at any time without signing in at any KFPL branch.

Ingenium museum passes

Three museums, one pass

You can now borrow passes for free family admission to Ingenium: Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation.  A single pass will admit a group of two adults and up to four children to all three Ingenium sites. Visit the cows and small animals at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum. Sit at the controls of a Cessna 150 at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Invent, make and test in the Exploratek at the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Start planning an Ottawa adventure today!  KFPL also loans separate passes to the National Gallery and the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Scottish Walking Tours of Kingston

Scottish Walking Tours of Kingston

We're also offering two walking tour pamphlets — Scottish Kingston Walking Tour of the Central Branch Neighbourhood (accessible version) and Scottish Kingston Walking Tour of the St. Andrew's - Skeleton Park Neighbourhood  (accessible version) — that will guide you through some of the homes and haunts of the Scots who shaped early Kingston. (Please note, these walking tours print best on ledger-sized paper, 11 x 17). You can pick up a copy at any of our branches or download it from our website.