Online Resources

The Hanover Public Library offers a variety of electronic resources for fun, 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 first. 

For more free online resources and websites that do not require a library card to access please see our continuing education resources page.

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Ancestry and Local History

Resources for Kids and Teens

Reference Tools

Language Learning

Library Virtual Programs


New Resources!


CBC Corner

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Discover the best Canadian shows, stories & more.

This one-of-a kind digital portal 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, innovative podcasts, a free English and French language learning app, news in foreign languages and much more!

What will you discover?


Ebooks & Audiobooks

Libby – online reading for phones, tablets and computers

Borrow ebooks and audiobooks. Try Libby the one tap reading app. Libby logo on e resources page.

The free Libby app is the easiest way to get started with digital books, audiobooks and streaming video from our library. Libby has the same collection as OverDrive, but many people find it simpler and easier to use on phones and tablets and browsers. 

The Libby app is available for Android, iOS, Windows 10, and some Chromebooks.

Libby is also available to use in your web browser at libbyapp.com

Need help? Contact OverDrive Front Line Tech Support:

Tumble Book Library

Kids

Tumble Book Library / Go!

YA

Our school/library subscribes to Teen Book Cloud, Read Watch Learn. Click here for YA/Teen ebooks, Graphic Novels, Audio Books and more! www.TeenBookCloud.com

Our Library has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, and your family can access it from home!

It’s unlimited, and it’s FREE for you to use from home! TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children.  With partner Teen Book Cloud, we also offer a wide range of e-books and graphic novels for young adults. These are great ways to encourage tech-savvy youth to enjoy reading!

There are over250 animated, talking picture books! The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles!


EBSCO ebooks and audiobooks

EBSCO offers a large collection of classic adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, about 8,500 ebook and audiobook titles from leading publishers.

In the fiction collection, there are: Westerns, Mysteries, Classic fiction, and so many more! In the non-fiction collection, there are books on: crafting and do-it yourself topics, writing, gardening, and so many more! There are even titles on literary reviews and poetry!

Titles are compatible with ebook readers, MP3 players and many other portable devices. A great educational tool!


Reader’s Advisory

Novelist K-8 and Novelist Plus

Find your next great read with Novelist! Children (in K-8) or Adults, Teens and Children (in Novelist) can search by author, title, series name, mood, setting, plot style, subject, audience age to find their next new fiction or non-fiction title. Comprehensive guidance for those wanting to discover new fiction and non-fiction to their specific tastes! Includes book reviews, lists of award winners and discussion guides for book clubs.


Digital Magazines

New magazines available now! Supplied by Zinio, Read on Libby. The one tap reading app. Link opens to libbyapp.com

Enjoy over 3,000 popular magazines titles now available to download and read on any device 24/7. All you need is your Hanover Public Library card.

Digital magazines have no wait lists or holds, do not count towards checkout limits and can be renewed. Magazine titles can be downloaded to Libby for offline use. Browse lists of magazines within the app and search by format to find available titles. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period and there are no late fees.

Libby app is available for Android, iOS, Windows 10, and some Chromebooks.

Libby is also available to use in your web browser at libbyapp.com


Streaming Video

Streaming video from Kanopy Plus, and The Great Courses is now available free to you through Libby. Find video and magazines in our library Extras on Download Centre or in the Libby app.

Kanopy Plus

https://www.kanopy.com/en/hanoverlibrary/

You can now access Kanopy PLUS with your Hanover Public Library Card. With an expertly curated collection of narrative and documentary films we think you’ll enjoy, we’re pleased to bring this streaming service to our community.
Kanopy PLUS offers a great selection of “Easy Watching” films and TV shows. Stream anywhere, anytime, with no waiting!

You can use Kanopy on a web browser, through the Libby app under extras, the Kanopy app, and through streaming devices such as Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV and some smart TVs.
Follow the prompts to create an account with your library card, and start streaming right away.

The Great Courses

Download the Libby app to get started with The Great Courses.

Log in with your library card, and visit the Download Centre. Scroll down to the section called Extras and click on the logo for The Great Courses to get started. You may be required to make a free account with The Great Courses to get started. Once you have selected this channel, you will have 7 days of unlimited use of any video in that channel.

Need a hand? You can find in-app support or visit the Help site for assistance. Click here to open the help guide for Streaming Video.

the great courses library collection web button. Link opens to libby app.

The Great Courses offers engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts in topics ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, and much more.

Author Talk Series

Author Talk Series. https://libraryc.org/hanoverlibrary

Hanover Public Library will be hosting a virtual author talk series each month featuring bestselling, award-winning, and highly acclaimed authors from around the world.  The featured writers and thought leaders will cover a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres.    

This free, virtual series takes place two to three times a month and includes the opportunity to ask questions to the author.  A complete list of events is available on Hanover Public Library virtual author talk series website at https://libraryc.org/hanoverlibrary.

All events are free and open to the public.  For more information or to register for the author talks contact the library.


Ancestry and Local History

Ancestry Library Edition 

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A fabulous resource for anyone doing genealogical or historical research. Ancestry Library Edition 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. For remote access to the library’s free WiFi network, connect to Library2.4 from the parking lot.

Hanover Post Obituaries Index

The Obituary Index allows you to search for names of people whose obituaries appeared in the Hanover Post from 1897 to the 1950s.

The index is available in the library, or online. You may find all the information you need in the index. Use the request form to ask for a copy of the original obituary from our archives. Charges will apply for this service. Please see our current fee schedule for more information. 

Frontier Life

Frontier Life web button: Borderlands, Settlement and Colonial Encounters. frontier life logo on e resources page.

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.


Resources for Kids and Teens

CBC Corner. Link on online resources page opens to CBC Corner website.

CBC Corner

Discover the best Canadian shows, stories & more. This one-of-a kind digital portal allows you to access a wide variety of content including trusted news, local stories, games and activities, entertaining TV and radio shows, award-winning podcasts, educational kids content, innovative podcasts, a free English and French language learning app, news in foreign languages and much more!


Reference Tools

Merck Medical Manual, and Veterinary Manual 

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The Trusted Provider of Medical Information since 1899. The Merck Manuals are a comprehensive medical information source covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine. Free public service to health care professionals and the general public.


Language Learning

Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language online

Transparent Language Online provides an effective and engaging experience for learners looking to build and maintain their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Courses and supplemental resources are offered in 110+ languages, including: English as a second language; Spanish; Italian; Russian; Greek; Ukrainian; Indigenous languages such as Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Ojibwe, and Cherokee; American Sign Language; Asian languages like Korean, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese; and many more! Learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go. Mobile apps are available on iOS and Android devices.

KidSpeak

Kidspeak

KidSpeak™ is a fun, age-appropriate online language course designed for children ages 6 and up! Accessible through Transparent Language Online, KidSpeak introduces your children to English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Mandarin Chinese. The program teaches words and phrases suitable for learners’ age, needs, and interests. More than 40 activities, puzzles, and songs guide young learners through the basics, along with a cartoon “friend” who speaks the language. KidSpeak™ works on computers, tablets, and phones – so your little ones can learn on the go, at home, or in the library.


Library Virtual Programs

Norma’s Book Talks

Assistant Librarian Norma gives video book reviews to some of her favourite books!

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Children’s Storytimes

Watch Storytime videos created by our Stephanie and our summer students.

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Children’s Themed Craft Videos

Watch a tutorial of how to make the themed craft from our craft bags.

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Interested in library programs? We offer a selection of online and in-person programs.

Take a look at our new Programs page.


Donate to the Library

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

The library subscribes to the above e-resources so you can enjoy them free. Please consider helping us to fund these subscriptions so we can continue making them free to everyone!


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