eBooks and magazines

CBC Corner

NEW! CBC Corner is a one-of-a-kind digital portal that allows you to access a wide variety of content including trusted news, local stories, entertaining TV and radio shows, award-winning podcasts, educational kids content, a free English and French language learning app, news in foreign languages, and much more!

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Access eBooks and eAudiobooks online with your library card. Sign them out and download them to your device using OverDrive's app, Libby. As of August 1, 2021, digital magazines are available through PressReader

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How to Borrow eBooks from RHPL's OverDrive Collection (PC)

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Watch a movie or TV series, listen to music or an audiobook, or read an eBook. Streamed content from hoopla is available for online or mobile access.

Please note that hoopla is no longer supported in Internet Explorer; using an alternative browser, such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari, is encouraged.

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Cantook Station

Cantook Station est un service fourni par SOLS. Il réalise une grande variété de collections genre de fiction dans le roman, détective horreur et la science-fiction et du fantastique. Catégories de non-fiction les plus populaires sont la cuisine, Voyage, biographie, santé & bien-être, et les loisirs.

Les enfants et les collections Jeune adulte sont disponibles à partir de La courte échelle, Éditions de la Paix, Éditions du Boréal, ainsi que l'ensemble Backlist de Dominique et compagnie

Cantook Station has a wide variety of genre fiction collections in romance, detective horror and science fiction and fantasy. Popular non-fiction categories include cooking, travel, biography, health & well-being, and hobbies.

As of May 10, 2021, you'll need your RHPL card number and PIN to log in to Cantook Station.

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EBook Central

EBook Central provides authoritative, full-text e-books in a wide range of subject areas along with powerful tools to find, use, and manage the information. Subject coverage: Business & economics, Computers & IT, Education, Engineering & technology, History & political science, Humanities, Interdisciplinary & area studies, Language, literature & linguistics, Law, international relations & public policy, Life sciences, Medical, Nursing & allied health, Physical sciences, Psychology & social work, Religion, philosophy & classics, Sociology & anthropology

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EBSCOhost eBook Collection

EBSCOhost eBook Collection is a collection of over 8,000 eBook titles. This collection is a mix of fiction and non-fiction with a broad range of topics. There is a collection of fiction and non-fiction books for children and teens.

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Online Book Clubs

Join one of our Online Book Clubs and have a chapter delivered to your email inbox daily for one week. If you like the book, then you will need to either place a hold for the print copy, or find it on one of our eBook platforms. Choose from Fiction, Non-Fiction, Teen, Business, Romance, Good News, Science Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Audio Books and Classics.

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PressReader offers over 7,000 publications (magazines and newspapers) in over 60+ languages from over 120 countries. With the Press Reader App, periodicals can be downloaded and read anywhere! Sign-up today with your library card or access via Hotspot on the library wireless network.

PressReader is free with your RHPL card. Click on the link below to access PressReader. In the top right corner, click Sign In and then click on Library or Group. In the search bar, type in Richmond Hill Public Library, and click on it. Enter your RHPL card number and PIN, then Log In.

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Scholastic BookFlix

BookFlix is an online literary resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. Try out these online books for preschoolers through third-graders.


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Scholastic ScienceFlix

ScienceFlix is transforming the way students access science topics, acquire scientific knowledge, and build a lasting interest in science, technology, and engineering. Curriculum-driven leveled content is integrated with interactive features and intuitive navigation in this highly engaging mobile-ready science resource. With its emphasis on the latest STEM thinking and the Next Generation Science Standards, ScienceFlix provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types, and so much more.

Areas of study include:

  • Earth Science
  • Space Science
  • Life Science
  • Health and Human Body
  • Physical Science
  • Technology and Engineering

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