Online Resources

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  • Ancestry Library Edition

    Ancestry Library Edition is temporarily accessible from your home using your library card number and PIN.

    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.

  • AutoMate

    AutoMate offers a user-friendly search experience and access to a wealth of information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today's complex vehicles.

  • 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.

  • Canadian Reference Centre

    This database combines Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books to create the largest collection of regional content available to Canadian libraries.

    Includes full text from some of Canada's leading magazines, like Canadian Business, Canadian Geographic, Canadian Living, Chatelaine, Consumer Reports, Flare, Food in Canada and Maclean's.

  • cloudLibrary

    A large selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks for use with a wide variety of devices.

  • 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.

  • Digital Magazines

    Our Digital Magazines collection, powered by RBDigital (formerly Zinio), provides access to a wide collection of digital magazines. Library cardholders can check out any magazine in the KFPL Digital Magazine Collection and read them on most tablets, smartphones and desktop computers.

  • 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.

  • Kids InfoBits

    Research support for students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Jam-packed with eye-popping graphs, charts, maps and more than 3,000 searchable images, InfoBits features a visual graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, magazine and reference content.

  • 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.

  • is an online learning service that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

  • 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.

  • MasterFILE Premier

    Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full-text information dating as far back as 1922.

  • NoveList

    Find reviews and recommendations for literary fiction, popular fiction, and non-fiction (including biography & memoir, history, sports, science, spirituality & religion, true crime, and travel).

  • NoveList K-8

    A resource designed to help parents, teachers, and librarians improve literacy, connect reading across curricular areas, teach reading and writing concepts, and engage young readers.

  • PressReader

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

  • Primary Search

    A database that contains full-text articles for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexile Ranking Levels).

  • 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.