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.
COVID-19 response – while we are closed, we will allow phone, email or online membership registration for short term memberships so you can use our online resources. Free to anyone, resident or not. We will also extend memberships that are expiring.
New! Streaming Video Service
RBdigital allows you unlimited access to our four entertainment channels. You can browse the content without an account, to see what’s available.
To run a video, you must create an account first. When you log in with your account and “checkout” a product, that provides unlimited use of any videos in that product for 7 days. When your access expires you can start again.
Click on the RBdigital logo to get started or select the logo of the channel you want to watch. Need help getting started? Click here to open our Help Guide for Streaming Video.
Each 7 day access is paid for by the library, and we have a limited budget. Please browse without logging in before you checkout a product. Your weekly or monthly sessions may be limited, to maintain fair access through the year. You are welcome to support this and other library services.
Access some of the most popular British TV shows – both classic and current. 80+ exclusive shows, including A Place to Call Home, The Brokenwood Mysteries, Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime, Detectorists, and Jack Irish. Acorn TV streams the latest seasons of fan favorites like Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders,Vera, Murdoch Mysteries, and more.
Stream anywhere Acorn TV is available: Compatible Devices: Computer, smartphone, & tablet with Acorn TV app or browser.
You can browse the content without an account, but checking out requires that you are first logged in to your RBDigital account.
Enjoy over 8,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and web series from 85 countries, 2,500 film festivals and the top film schools. Over 40 channels/genres – something for everyone!
Available on RBdigital mobile app and browsers.
You can browse content here https://watch.indieflix.com/browse but return to our RBdigital page to check out with your RBdigital account.
Take binge watching to the next level with binge learning! Access The Great Courses via streaming video on RBdigital. Hundreds of videos on subjects ranging from photography to physics, astronomy to art, history to health, and more, The Great Courses Library Collection has courses on how to do it, how to learn it, or how it happened. No matter what you are interested in, you’ll find a favourite subject. Easy-to-use features with no commercials or interruptions so you can learn at your own pace. New courses added every month.
You can browse the content without an account, but checking out requires that you log in with your RBdigital account.
Stingray Qello is the only place to watch over 1,700 of the most amazing live moments in music. It’s the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. It’s like a never-ending concert ticket. Watch Stingray Qello on your big screen with Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Sony, and more.
You can browse content here https://qello.com/ but return to our RBdigital page to check out with your RBdigital account.
ebooks & Audiobooks
Libby – online reading for phones & tablets
The free Libby app is the easiest way to get started with digital books, and audiobooks from our library. Libby has the same collection as OverDrive but many people find it simpler and easier to use on phones and tablets.
Libby is available for Android, iOS, Windows 10, and some Chromebooks.
Need help? Contact OverDrive Front Line Tech Support:
OverDrive – online reading
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 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.
Still stuck? Contact OverDrive for support using this web form:
A huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio for Libraries) is the world’s largest digital newsstand. Offering full-colour digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. This collection includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.
Your RBdigital account also gets you access to streaming video content! We have four entertainment channels to choose from. You can browse the content without an account, to see what’s available. When you log in with your account and “checkout” a product, that provides unlimited use of any videos in that product for 7 days.
If you can’t see any streaming video channels in your RB digital account please contact the library for assistance.
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.
Through a large array of unique documents, this multi-archive collection captures the lives, experiences and colonial encounters of people living at the edges of the Anglophone world from 1650-1920. It ranges across the various colonial frontiers of North America before touching on the settlers of Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
G1.ca is a Free 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 http:www.mto.gov.on.ca for more information about licenses and driving tests.
All Driver’s manuals are available online from MTO website
EBSCO ebooks and audiobooks
EBSCO offers a large collection of both fiction and non-fiction of nearly 300,000 ebook and audiobook titles from leading publishers. Titles are compatible with ebook readers, MP3 players and many other portable devices. A great educational tool!
Novelist K-8 and Novelist Plus
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. Includes lists of award winners and discussion guides for book clubs.
Medical Manual, and Veterinary Manual