digital library icon.pngSince library branches are closed, and we're all staying home as much as we can, we want to make sure that you're stocked up with things to read, watch, listen to, learn and do. Here's a quick guide to all of the online services you can use with your library card:

Don't have a card? Apply for a Virtual Card!

For Kids 

Need ideas for songs, games, stories, crafts, activities - and help with schoolwork? We've got you covered.

cloudLibrary

Access a great selection of English and French children’s ebooks and audiobooks from cloudLibrary. Read-alongs, easy readers, picture books and chapter books are all available. All titles can be downloaded and are available for offline enjoyment. 

OverDrive Kids

An amazing collection of ebooks and educational videos - including read-along books with audio, books in sign language, and more. All titles can be downloaded and are available for offline enjoyment.

Kanopy Kids

This month, Kanopy is offering unlimited access to its collection of fun and educational Kanopy Kids videos, including Sesame Street, Franklin and Friends, Gumby and Poky (remember them?!) and more.

Hoopla Kids Mode

Select "Kids" at the top of the Hoopla page to browse only kid-friendly music, movies and comics. 

Brainfuse

Offers online academic support for all ages and stages. Includes live tutoring from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm seven days a week! 

Culture Grams

Contains concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on the countries of the world. It goes beyond mere facts and figures to deliver an insider's perspective on daily life and culture, including the history, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids takes users on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. 

PebbleGo

Targeted to K to Grade 3 age group, PebbleGo Animals, PebbleGo Science, and PebbleGo Dinosaur databases feature built-in reading and research tools expertly levelled for emerging readers. 

CKPL patrons’ can also access PebbleGo Next Science. This tool covers earth, life and physical science as well as the general field of science. Geared to learners in grades 3 - 6. 

TumbleBook 

TumbleBook Library is provides an online collection of animated talking picture books that teach children the joy of reading in a format they will love. Older readers’ might also enjoy TumbleBookCloud Junior which provides access to over 600 books for junior and middle school readers. 

TumbleMath

TumbleMath is a comprehensive collection of online math, story and picture books that includes full narration and animation. Lesson plans and quizzes are available and specifically written to address math standards. Geared for K-6 learners. Access available until August 31, 2020. 

World Book 

World Book Kids is a fun way to introduce computer research skills to primary students (in grades one through four), using a strong, reliable source. World Book Students is an online encyclopedia geared towards junior and middle school students. 

For Teens

OverDrive Teens

A curated collection of popular and current teen audiobooks and ebooks. All titles can be downloaded and are available for offline enjoyment.


TeenBookCloud

Instant streaming access to graphic novels, enhanced novels, classic literature titles, National Geographic videos, and audiobooks for readers in grades 7 to 12. This collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to fantastic content.

Online Books

cloudLibrary

A great selection of ebook and audiobooks available for adults, teens and children. Borrow up to 10 ebook and audiobook titles at a time. Titles expire automatically after 21 days. Sign up is a breeze all you need is your CKPL library card number and pin (last 4 digits of your telephone number)

OverDrive eBooks & eAudiobooks

A massive collection of ebooks and audiobooks. Includes collections for kids and teens. Borrow up to 10 items at a time; place up to 10 holds. Pro tip: Want to read something right away? Browse the "Lucky Day - 7 Day Loan" collection. Or choose a collection to browse, and select "Available Now" from the menu on the left.

Hoopla

Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. There are hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. 

AudioBookCloud

Provides instant streaming access to a curated collection of audiobooks for adults, teens and children. Access available until August 31, 2020. 

RomanceBookCloud

Unlimited and unrestricted access to a selection of over 1700 romance ebooks. You can read anytime and anywhere you wish! All you need is an internet connection! Access available until August 31, 2020. 

Movies, Television Shows and Music 

Kanopy

Stream from a great collection of classic films, world cinema, documentaries and popular movies. You get up to 10 plays per month, per library card. And this month, Kanopy is making a special collection of over 30 titles available for unlimited streaming that won't count toward your eight-title limit. 

Hoopla 

Current and popular movies, television shows and music always available. Borrow up to 10 titles each month.  Movies, television shows and music albums can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

Newspapers and Magazines

Flipster Magazines

Current and recent issues of popular magazines including Maclean’s, Chatelaine, Time, Us Weekly and more. 


RBdigital Magazines

Current and recent issues of popular magazines including Country Living, The Economist, GQ and many more. 

Canadian Newsstand

Keep yourself informed through Canadian Newsstand. Canadian Newsstand allows access too many leading national, regional and local Canadian newspapers. Full-text Chatham Daily News articles from 1999 to current day are available. 

Comics and Graphic Novels 

Did you know we have digital comics too? All kinds: single-issue comics and original graphic novels.

OverDrive Comics

DC and Marvel superhero comics, Archie comics, Harlequin Romance comics, and many more. Borrow up to 10 at a time; place up to 10 holds. 

Hoopla Comics

Always-available comics including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and more. Borrow up to 10 titles a month.

TeenBookCloud

Offers instant access to a curated collection of graphic novels for teens and middle schoolers. 

Online Learning

Keep your brain occupied! Feed your interests or take the time to learn a new skill.

Gale Courses

Instructor-led, 6-week courses on accounting, college readiness, business, creative writing, and much more. Current session started March 18th - you can still sign up this week!

Brainfuse Adult Learning Centre

Live, one-on-one help with academic and career goals, including high school equivalency preparation, résumé writing, citizenship test prep and more.

The Great Courses Videos 

Streaming video collections of university-level lectures on a huge range of topics, delivered by professors available through Kanopy.

Creativebug 

An inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers. Creativebug provides instructor led videos for beginners to expert level makers. Users have an all-access, no-boundaries pass to explore 1000+ classes. People of all skill levels can work alongside instructors to learn new craft techniques.

Chilton Library

Information on auto tear-downs provided in step-by-step procedures, engine, chassis, electrical, drive train, routine maintenance and suspension work for mechanics of any experience level. Photos, illustrations and repair procedures provided. 

Ancestry Library Edition

For a limited time CKPL card members can use Ancestry Library Edition from home! Build your family tree with CKPL and Ancestry Library Edition.