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Downloadable Media

Download video, ebooks, audiobooks and magazines to your computers and mobile devices from anywhere you have Internet access. Watch movies and listen to music too!

You can check out up to 10 ebook and audiobook titles at a time from both Cloud Library and OverDrive. Titles automatically expire after the 7 or 14 day loan period (no late fees!) although you can return most titles early. You can also place holds on items that are already signed out by another library patron. Both collections include titles for children, teens and adults.

You can find animated picture books, ebooks, read-along chapter books, graphic novels and more in English, French and Spanish in the TumbleBooks databases. These collections are targeted to youth from preschool to high school.

You can borrow movies and TV shows, music and audiobooks from hoopla digital with no waiting (simultaneous use) and no holds lists! You can borrow up to 10 items per month. Movies and TV shows expire after 3 days, music after 7 days, and audiobooks after 21 days.

There are no limits on the number of digital magazines you can check out using Zinio and Flipster!  

You can also sign out an ereader from the library to try at home!

Cloud Library

Cloud Library

Download ebooks from Cloud Library.

Find titles in the Chatham-Kent Public Library online catalogue or link directly to the library's Cloud Library website. You can download apps for your computer or mobile device from the Cloud Library website too.

For help, visit the Cloud Library Support website.



Download ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive.

Find titles in the Chatham-Kent Public Library online catalogue or link directly to the OverDrive Ontario Library Service Download Centre website.

To download ebooks on your Windows computer and transfer to your ereader, you need Adobe Digital Editions software.

You will need OverDrive Media Console software to download to your mobile device - watch the step by step videos on the OverDrive website to learn how. Some devices may already have software preloaded by the manufacturer, like the Sony Touch WiFi. To see which devices are supported by OverDrive, see the supported audio and ebook devices lists.

For help, visit the OverDrive Support website.

Hoopla Digital

hoopla digital

Download movies, music and audiobooks from hoopla digital.

Find titles in the Chatham-Kent Public Library online catalogue or link directly to the hoopla digital website.

You can stream movies in a web browser on your computer or laptop or use an app to download to your iOS or Android device.

Zinio Digital Magazines

Zinio Digital MagazinesLink directly to the library's Zinio Digital Magazines website to checkout a magazine to your Zinio account. 

You will need to download the Zinio reader app and create a Zinio account to check out and read magazines. Scroll to the bottom of the Zinio Digital Magazines website home page to find links for downloading the Zinio app.

View this helpful video tutorial and Zinio guide for tips. This video tutorial from another library system provides great step-by-step instructions as well.

Flipster Digital Magazines

FlipsterIn addition to Zinio Digital Magazines, now you can use Flipster to check out digital copies of your favorite magazines! Currently includes Chatelaine, Consumer Reports, Hello! Canada, Maclean's, People, US Weekly, Rolling Stone, and others. These magazines can be accessed and browsed through your computer, tablet or phone and downloaded onto the Flipster App for offline reading. You can get the free app for both iOS and Android devices.

MaBiblioNumérique - French ebooks from Archambault

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Mabiblio - French ebook collectionParlez-vous français?  Check out Archambault's French ebook collection. It has a wide variety of electronic titles from Quebec and includes French translations of English works. Browse, checkout titles, and place holds. Available 24/7, you can read ebooks from your smartphone, tablet, e-reader or computer.


The TumbleBooks collection includes: TumbleBook Library and TumbleBook Cloud Junior. Both databases provide anywhere, anytime access to thousands of books available in English, French and Spanish.

    Tumblebook Library

    TumbleBook Library is a collection best for students in kindergarten to grade five. It includes animated talking picture books, language learning books, read-alongs, and nonfiction books, as well as dozens of educational games, puzzles, and comprehension quizzes.

    TumbleBookCloud Junior

    TumbleBookCloud Junior is a collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books. It is designed for students in grades three to six.


Kobo Vox ereaderYou can borrow a Kobo Arc or Sony WiFi ereader from the library. See our eReaders page to learn more about these devices.

To search for the Kobo or Sony ereader in our online catalogue, enter the word "ereader" in the search box and hit enter or click the search arrow. Click the "Request" button to place a hold.

For more help, see the Kobo Arc user guide and the Sony WiFi user guide.

If you are thinking of getting your own ereader, there are many online reviews such as this ereader comparison chart. You can also access Consumer Reports from CKPL's online databases. 

More eBook Resources

Many of the library's online databases also include free ebooks. For example:


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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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