Online Resources

All Subjects

  • Ancestry Library Edition

    (only accessible from the library; available at most branches)

    Ancestry Library Edition is no longer accessible from home. It may be used at any branch of KFPL.

    A wealth of genealogical and historical data, from Census and Military records to Birth and Marriage certificates. A valuable resource for amateur and professional genealogists alike, and for everyone who might be a little curious about their family history.

  • Canadian Major Dailies

    Access current content and backfiles from more than 20 of Canada’s top national and regional newspapers, including the Kingston Whig-Standard (1985-1992, 1994-current).

  • Cantook Station

    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.

  • Digital Kingston

    A collection of digitized source material from rare and special collections. Includes the KFPL's index to the Kingston Whig-Standard and its predecessors from 1810-1848.

  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

    A student encyclopedia, Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.

  • Hoopla

    Hoopla is a collection of digital music, movies, television, audiobooks, graphic novels and ebooks that you can enjoy on your web browser, smartphone or tablet.

  • Kanopy

    Stream critically-acclaimed movies, documentaries, independent films, classic cinema, foreign films and more to your TV, mobile phone, tablet or online.

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly

    LinkedIn Learning is an upgrade to, providing a huge collection of online learning opportunites for KFPL patrons. Simply sign in with your library card and choose from over 16,000 courses in 7 different languages. Course that will help you:

  • Little Pim

    Little Pim makes learning a foreign language easy and accessible to all kids at the age they learn best, up to the age of 6 years. Videos, books, flashcards, and CDs keep kids entertained while inspiring in them a lifelong love of language learning.

  • Mango Languages

    An interactive learning tool that uses sound and visual display to help immerse users in over 40 different languages and over 15 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses taught in the native language.

  • OverDrive

    A large selection of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines for use with a wide variety of devices.

  • PressReader

    Delivers full-page images of newspapers from over 55 countries. Carries today's paper plus a 60-day archive.

    Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

  • Service Ontario

    Driver's licences, plate stickers, health cards, birth certificates and other services provided by the Ontario Government.

  • Story Me

    Story Me collects images and stories (audio interviews) from Kingston-Frontenac residents to preserve memories from residents of all walks of life.