Use the Library From Home

Your library card gives you free online access to hundreds of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, music albums, magazines, newspapers, and so much more!

You can download and/or stream these great resources on your computer, smart TV, smartphone, or tablet.

All you need is your 16 digit library card number (starting with 28080) and your PIN (the last four digits of the phone number we have on file for you).

Access to these resources is now available even if your card expired earlier this year (Feb 1, 2020 on) or you have fines on your card.

No library card? No problem! As long as you’re a Niagara Falls resident you can get a library card online.

The following list of resources will continue to be updated as we find more resources to share, so check back often!

eBooks


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cloudLibrary

cloudLibrary

Getting Started

cloudLibrary is our new eBook and downloadable eAudiobook platform. It's easy to use - download the app, log into your library, browse, borrow and read! There are thousands of titles from which to choose and more being added all the time.

Hoopla

Hoopla

Getting Started

Hoopla offers 5 credits per month for an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics.

In order to provide relief during this difficult time of sheltering at home, Hoopla is proud to announce the hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,100 top titles and hoopla favorites. Use of these titles will not count against your usual 5 credits!


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TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks’ databases feature unlimited online access to a wide selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or downloads. Due to the COVID-19 situation, TumbleBooks is providing complimentary access to this database until August 31.

TumbleBookLibrary
K-6 children’s eBook database

TumbleMath
K-6 math eBook database

TeenBookCloud
Gr 7-12 eBook database

RomanceBookCloud
A huge collection of steamy Romance eBooks for the older crowd!

Audiobooks


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cloudLibrary

cloudLibrary

Getting Started

cloudLibrary is our new eBook and downloadable eAudiobook platform. It's easy to use - download the app, log into your library, browse, borrow and read! There are thousands of titles from which to choose and more being added all the time.

Hoopla

Hoopla

Getting Started

Hoopla offers 5 credits per month for an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics.

In order to provide relief during this difficult time of sheltering at home, Hoopla is proud to announce the hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,100 top titles and hoopla favorites. Use of these titles will not count against your usual 5 credits!


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Stories

Kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Due to the COVID-19 situation, Audible is providing complimentary access to Stories on a provisional basis.

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks’ databases feature unlimited online access to a wide selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks. You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or downloads. Due to the COVID-19 situation, TumbleBooks is providing complimentary access to this database until August 31.

AudioBookCloud
All ages eAudiobook database

Newspapers & Magazines


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PressReader

PressReader

Getting Started

PressReader offers users access to thousands of newspapers and magazines written in over 60 languages. Both current issues and back issues are available, so you never have to miss out. There are no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of titles you can view or download.

RBDigital

RB Digital

Getting Started

RBdigital Magazines, the world's largest newsstand, offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from the library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download

Do It Yourself


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DIY: Home Improvement Reference Database

Do It Yourself Website
This database offers access to leading home improvement magazines, videos, articles, and more. It's the perfect one-stop shop for handywomen and handymen of all skill levels with projects ranging from basic decorating tips to advanced electrical work.

Research


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Research Databases

You can access our amazing digital content simply by using your library card number & PIN. We have electronic collections of newspapers, journals, magazines, eBooks, encyclopedias, reports, genealogical aids, and multimedia available!

eLearning


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Lynda

Lynda.com

Getting Started

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. The video library consists of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone

Getting Started

Want to learn a new language or advance your skills in one you are already learning? Rosetta Stone Plus is an effective, easy-to-use program that allows you to learn a new language on your own time. Start your interactive language-learning journey today and choose from 30 different languages.


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Scholastic Learn At Home

This free virtual learning resource centre has material for grades pre-K to 9. It allows you and your kids to access 20 days worth of lessons across all content areas. Virtually learning has never been so easy or so fun!

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. You can sign up for free as either a learner, a teacher, or a parent. 
Additionally, in response to school closures due to COVID-19, Khan Academy has published schedules for parents interested in structuring their child’s day more and guides for how to go about virtual learning. It also live-streams daily on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to help keep students and caregivers engaged.

Driver's Ed Database

Study for your G1 or M1 test or simply brush up on the rules of the road in Ontario using this incredible driver's education database. It includes 6 G1 practice tests, 1 M1 practice test, 1 G1 test simulator, 1 M1 test simulator, and an extensive FAQ section with more than 100 MTO-related questions.

Comics


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Hoopla

Hoopla

Getting Started

Hoopla offers 5 credits per month for an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics.

In order to provide relief during this difficult time of sheltering at home, Hoopla is proud to announce the hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,100 top titles and hoopla favorites. Use of these titles will not count against your usual 5 credits!

Movies & Television


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Hoopla

Hoopla

Getting Started

Hoopla offers 5 credits per month for an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics.

In order to provide relief during this difficult time of sheltering at home, Hoopla is proud to announce the hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,100 top titles and hoopla favorites. Use of these titles will not count against your usual 5 credits!

Kanopy

Kanopy

Getting Started

Kanopy offers 5 credits per month for one of the most unique and compelling collections of film on the planet. Kanopy's films range from documentaries, indie and foreign films, must-see classics and blockbuster movies. Due to the COVID-19 situation, Kanopy is also currently offering credit-free viewing on Kanopy Kids!


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Curio

This educational streaming platform allows you to access thousands of programs, documentaries, audio content and archival material from CBC/Radio-Canada. Due to the COVID-19 situation, CBC is providing complimentary access to this database on a provisional basis.

National Film Board

The National Film Board of Canada has over 4,000 films, documentaries, and shorts available to stream for free.
 


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Lunch Doodles with Mo

Every weekday at 1:00pm EST, kids (and adult kids!) can drop in via YouTube for a wonderful lesson in drawing presented by legendary children’s book author and illustrator, Mo Willems!

Ballet Class Live with Tiler Peck

Every weekday at 1:00pm EST, principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, Tiler Peck, is live streaming ballet classes on Instagram. Throw on a pair of ballet slippers and join in as she takes dancers through some basic stretching, ballet positions, and some pointe work at the end for more advanced dancers. Follow #turnitoutwithtiler for more!

Storyline

Missing your favourite storytime programs at the library? Then check out Storyline! It streams videos featuring your favourite celebrities reading picture books. Each book includes supplemental curriculum material aimed to help strengthen comprehension, verbal, and written skills for your kids.

Story Time From Space

Want to get out of your house for a good story time? Well, this is about as far away as you can get! Join real-life astronauts on the International Space Station as they read your favourite STEAM-inspired children’s books