Read & Listen Online
eBooks, Audiobooks & More – Free with your Library card!
Libby from Overdrive – new friendly format perfect for mobile devices, but also available on desktop. Download the app here!
Here is help with Libby, and watch NPL’s youtube channel for live instructions!
- Express Collection – no waits or holds!
- Kids / Teens
- and more: scroll through our curated lists from our staff librarians!
Do you want to download your items when you’re away from wifi?
Bibliothèque numérique is a collection of French language eBooks and audiobooks from Canadian and international publishers. It includes popular genre fiction, bestsellers, non-fiction and more. There are titles for adults, teens and children.
Nelson Public Library recognizes the financial support of the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Agreement on French-language Services.
Nelson Public Library reconnait le soutien financier de la province de la Colombie-Britannique et du gouvernement du Canada par le biais de l’Entente Canada-Colombie-Britannique relative aux services en francais.
Overdrive / Library2Go – classic digital platform.
Login with your library card to see what is available for you! Click here for an overview of the service.
Accessible Reading BC – An accessible collection of eBooks from BC publishers available to BC residents through their public library.
All the eBooks in this collection are accessible using screen readers and screen magnification, refreshable braille displays, switches or other assistive technologies for people with print disabilities.
NNELS: National Network of Equitable Library Service – digital delivery of books for library cardholders with perceptual disabilities. Contact the library for details and to register for access.
Related databases for popular reading material
- EBSCOHost has access to thousands of popular and academic magazines, reference books, plus images, covering all subject areas, from current events and history to the arts and sciences. Many Canadian titles are included. Narrow results by date, subject, publication, etc.
- Explora Canada includes information for students of all ages on a wide variety of topics, from history and current events to science and technology. Search a variety of sources such as magazines, encyclopedias, primary source documents and more.
Free resources available from public domain
- Project Gutenberg – Classic books online, free to download in multiple formats
- Bibliomania – Online literature and study guides
- Library of Congress – online books for kids and adults
- Librivox – audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world
- Read Print – Books, Poems, Short Stories.
Finding Your Next Read
- 49th Shelf – Largest collection of Canadian books on the Internet.
- CBC Books – Literary prize-winners, Reading lists, and more…