The Hanover Public Library offers a variety of electronic resources for reading and research that you can access online any time with your library card number. You may be asked for your library card number or to create an account. 


Ancestry Library Edition 


A fabulous resource for anyone doing genealogical or historical research. ALE offers 200+ billion images in 7,000 unique databases from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and other international collections. Records include census data, vital records, directories, photos and more with some information dating back to the early 13th century. Accessible only from within the library. 


Zinio for Libraries


Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-colour, digital magazines for immediate checkout and reading online on desktop and mobile devices — or download through apps. Browse from your library’s collection of popular new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods and no limits.


OverDrive for ebooks and audiobooks

Get eBooks and audiobooks anywhere, any time! Enjoy a large collection of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks from OverDrive available for listening or reading on your computer, Apple or Android device, MP3 player, eReader, or Windows Phone.  To use the service on a mobile device, download the OverDrive App app from iTunes, Google Play, or the Windows Phone Marketplace. Need help getting started? Click here to open our Overdrive Help page.

Novelist K-8 and Novelist Plus

Link to Novelist k-8 PlusLink to Novelist website

Children (in K-8) or Adults, Teens and Children (in Novelist) can search by author, title, series name or plot/subject to find their next new fiction or non-fiction title. Comprehensive resource for those seeking new fiction and non-fiction titles, including lists of award winners and discussion guides for book clubs.

EBSCOhost ebooks and Audiobooks


EBSCO  offers over seven thousand ebook titles, and over two thousand e-audiobooks.  These include novels of all genres, self-help books, learning materials, and even business and technical guides.  You will need to login with  your 14 digit library card and  sign up for a free My EBSCOhost Account to download titles.

Free G1 Practice Tests

This online resource provides practice tests for anyone that is preparing for the written portion of their G1 driving exam.

Note: This is NOT an official G1 test website, please visit  for more information about licenses and driving tests. 

Important Notice about Electronic Resources

We have been informed by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport that provincial funding for e-resources will no longer be available to Ontario public libraries effective January 1, 2016.

Hanover Public Library will continue to provide our most popular databases, OverDrive, Novelist and Ancestry.  When possible we will apply for Provincial Grants to help us continue to provide these resources and occasionally new ones such as Zinio online magazines.

Due to the high cost of these specialized resources we are not able to keep all of the e-resources we were able to offer when they were provided to all libraries across Ontario with funding supported by the government.  The Southern Ontario Library Service helps by negotiating consortium pricing for us to make these resources more affordable for small libraries.

Support of SOLS is gratefully acknowledged.   2016 Ontario Library Capacity Funding is gratefully acknowledged.

Bannaer acknowledging Ministry and SOLS support