Virtual Library

Location: Anywhere you are!

What's open 24/7* and always available for research, downloading eBooks, magazines & audiobooks, browsing historic Niagara Falls material and much more? It's the Virtual Branch of the Niagara Falls Public Library system!


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Digital Content Services

  • Biblioboard
  • Hoopla
  • Lynda
  • Overdrive
  • RB Digital Magazines
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Self-e
  • Kanopy
  • RB Digital Books

Magazine Subscriptions

  • Consumer Reports
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Flare Mag
  • Maclean's
  • People Mag
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Time Mag
  • The Walrus

About Our Digital Content Services


Access self-published works submitted through SELF-e to read a wide variety of authors and genres. Browse by module to find the Canadian collection, including some Niagara authors!


Hoopla Digital 

Hoopla offers 5 credits per month for an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics. They have pioneered a unique model that allows patrons to borrow content immediately, removing artificial availability constraints and maximizing the power of digital content and Internet distribution. 

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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. The sophisticated Kanopy discovery engine encourages users to challenge themselves to watch films outside of their comfort area.

Kanopy content has Public Performance Rights. Perfect for the classroom!*

*Viewing films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (i.e. no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).

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Lynda is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

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Borrow eBooks and download audiobooks for free from the Ontario Library Service Download Centre using your Niagara Falls Public Library card + PIN. No late fees!

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RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio)

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.

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 Getting Started and FAQs

Rosetta Stone

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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Submission platform connecting Indie authors, libraries and readers.

Submit your indie-published eBook for possible inclusion in Library Journal's curated modules. Even if your book is not selected by Library Journal, you can share it with readers from NFPL and elsewhere in Ontario.

SELF-e Video

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!

Check Out Our Research Databases


Privacy and Third Party Services

Privacy and Third Party Services