Online Resources

All Subjects

  • Ancestry Library Edition

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

    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.

  • Audio Book Cloud

    Formerly known as TumbleTalkingBooks, this resources allows you to listen to a collection of over 1,000 audiobooks, from Popular Fiction titles and Children's books to Non-Fiction and Classics. They even have a collection of Spanish language audio books.

  • Auto Repair Reference Center

    This database contains do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. All of the content has been created by ASE-certified technicians.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kingston Whig-Standard

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

    Full access to the Kingston Whig-Standard from 1985 to the present.

  • 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.

  • Lynda.com

    Lynda.com 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 Complete

    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.

  • OverDrive

    A large selection of eBooks, audiobooks and video for use with a wide variety of portable devices, PCs and Macs. If you can't find something you'd like to borrow, you can now recommend e-books and audiobooks to add to the collection.

  • PressReader (formerly PressDisplay)

    (limited to 3 simultaneous users)

    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).

  • Safari Books Online

    Safari Books Online is a digital collection with over 2,000 books and videos on a variety of technological and professional development subjects. This is a great place to start if you want to learn more about computer programming and web development, or if you want to improve your resume, or master Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • 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.

  • TumbleBook Cloud

    An online collection of read-alongs, ebooks, graphic novels, audiobooks and educational videos for middle school and high school students.

  • TumbleBook Library

    An online collection of TumbleBooks, animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.

  • Zinio Digital Magazines

    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.