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.
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.
Cantook Station offers free digital access to over 9,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks in French – including well-known Québecois and European authors as well as translations of popular English-language titles.
OverDrive lets you access eBooks, eAudiobooks and digital magazines. Use it online or with your eReader, or download the Libby app for your phone or tablet.
Magazine readers will also want to explore PressReader.
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 Overdrive, which provides access to digitized, full-page magazines that you can access on your desktop, tablet or smartphone.
Kanopy is a streaming video service that you can access at home with your KFPL membership. It focuses on critically-acclaimed movies, documentaries, independent films, classic cinema, foreign films and more. You can enjoy the collection on your TV mobile phone, tablets or online.