Libraries

Library eResources

The following resources are FREE to all NWT public library cardholders. 

For information on how to apply for a temporary library card in order to access library online eResources, please go to our Facebook page or contact janine_hoff@gov.nt.ca

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eBooks

  • Downloading and reading eBooks is as easy as 1-2-3 with Freading, an eBook service free to all NWT public library cardholders. Choose from over 58,000 fiction and non-fiction eBooks, including all the Lonely Planet Travel Guides. Freading eBooks are always available for downloading, with no wait-times or hold lists. Access Freading for eBooks.

Online Magazines

  • Flipster is now offering NWT public library cardholders 90 days FREE access (May, June, July 2020) to online magazines. Over 1,400 titles for both kids and adults. 

JK-12 online resources during COVID-19

Free Music Downloads

  • Get music downloads and streaming with Freegal Music. Download the app to your mobile device and sign in using your library card number and PIN.

Learn New Languages

  • Get world language tutorials for FREE at Rocket Languages. Sign in using your library card number and learn one of 15 languages including American Sign Language. Learn at your own pace and save your progress between sessions.

Canadian Reference Centre - Magazines, images, books and more

  • The Canadian Reference Centre - online access to a large collection of full-text Canadian and International content – updated daily and includes:

    • 150+ Canadian magazines and journals - including Maclean's, Canadian Geographic, Chatelaine, Elle Canada, Canadian Living, and many more.

    • 400+ international magazines and journals – including Consumer Reports, Time, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, and many more.

    • 30+ newspapers – including the Toronto Star and La Presse Canadienne.

    • 66,000+ full text biographies; image collection of over 502,000 photos, maps, and flags.

    • 120+ leading Canadian full text reference books – including Canadian Global Almanac, Gage Canadian Dictionary, Gage Canadian Thesaurus, and many more.

World Book Online

  • Online access to World Book Encyclopedia (Easy access on desktops, laptops, and tablets)

    • Early World of Learning EWOL focus for early learners (stories, reading games and videos)

    • World Book for Kids, focus for elementary school users

    • World Book Student, focus for middle grade users (current events biographies etc.)

    • World Book Advanced, focus for high school and older (world newspapers and articles)

    • WorldBook Timelines offers hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history.

    • L’Encyclopédie Découverte, focus for elementary users. Integrated with “World Book Kids” so users can toggle back and forth between French and English.

TumbleBooks – a whole collection of eBooks for all ages

  • TumbleBookLibrary helps to teach kids in grades K-6 the joy of reading by using animation, music, and narration to bring picture books to life. Read along online, or have TumbleBooks read to you.
    • Username: tumble735
    • Password: books
  • BiblioEnfants is the same as TumbleBookLibrary but in French
    • Username: tumble735
    • Password: books
  • TumbleMath is a collection of math picture books for grades K-6. These books also include supplementary material like lesson plans and quizzes.
    • Username: tumble2020
    • Password: A3b5c6
  • TeenBookCloud includes ebooks, graphic novels, videos and audiobooks aimed at grades 7-12. This collection includes fiction and nonfiction titles.

    • Username: tumble2020
    • Password: A3b5c6
  • AudioBookCloud provides streaming access to over 1,400 audiobooks for all ages. Titles in the collection cover a range of topics and genres.

    • Username: tumble2020
    • Password: A3b5c6
  • RomanceBookCloud is an online collection of over 1,800 romance titles for older readers. Major genres like historical, time travel, paranormal, and inspirational romances are all represented.

    • Username: tumble2020
    • Password: A3b5c6

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

  • An online dictionary with biographical entries for individuals who have contributed to the history of Canada. It contains almost 8,500 biographies and is accessible in English or French. Click here to access.

Oxford English Dictionary

  • Access to the largest current English dictionary and thesaurus which focuses on current language and practical usage. It also provides helpful tips on grammar, usage, spelling, and more.  Click here to access the Oxford English Dictionary.

Larousse French Dictionary

  • In addition to the largest French dictionary available online for free, Larousse gives access to an encyclopedia, conjugation tables, multiple bilingual dictionaries, games, recipes, and more. Click here to access the Larousse French Dictionary.

Free materials for NWT residents with print disabilities

All you need is a library card. Contact you community library for information about NNELS and CELA. You can also access introductory videos explaining NNELS and CELA here.

  • NNELSNational Network for Equitable Library Service

    • NNELS provides access to a growing collection of downloadable audio books and other accessible formats for public library patrons who cannot read traditional print because of a visual, physical or cognitive disability.
  • CELA Centre for Equitable Library Access
    • CELA has books, magazines and newspapers in accessible formats, including DAISY audiobooks (CD and downloadable), e-text and braille (print and downloadable). 
    • Titles can be mailed to your home, downloaded from the website, or sent directly to your DAISY player or mobile device.

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