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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Read online – ebooks and audiobooks

Digital Magazines

Streaming Video

Ancestry and Local History

Kids / Homework / Reference Tools

Library Virtual Programmes

Learn a Language

New resources added for 2022! CBC Corner, Fiero Code Club, EyeDiscover Optic Readalongs, Digital Magazines, Transparent Language Online for Adults and Kids

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CBC Corner – New in 2022!

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!

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. 

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

Libby is also available to use in your web browser at

Need help? Contact OverDrive Front Line Tech Support:

EBSCO ebooks and audiobooks

EBSCO 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

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Link 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. Includes lists of award winners and discussion guides for book clubs.

Digital Magazines

New in 2022! Digital Magazines in Libby

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

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

Streaming Video

Streaming video channels are now available in the Libby app. Discover this new content by tapping Extras on our library’s digital collection homepage in the Libby app. Please note that this is exclusively being offered in Libby and will not appear on our website or for current OverDrive app users.

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. You may be asked to create an account the first time you log in.

Donate Now Through!

Each 7 day access is paid for by the library, and we have a limited budget. We kindly ask that you be mindful of the number of times you check out a resource to ensure fair access for all. You are welcome to support this and other library services.

Click on the logo of the channel you want to watch. Need help getting started? You can find in-app support or visit the Help site for assistance. Click here to open the help guide for Streaming Video.

Streaming Video Channels

Find them all in the Libby app. Download the free app, add our library, and look for “Extras” to get started! (Or, go to the Libby site, select our library and sign in with your library card account.)

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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.

Qello concerts by stingray web button. Link opens to libby app.

Qello Concerts by Stingray is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.

Indieflix library collection web button. Link opens to libby app.

IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.

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 use the library’s free WiFi network 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.

Kids / Homework / Reference Tools

New for 2022!

Fiero Code Club For Kids and Teens

Fiero code button on online resources page.

Fiero Code Club is a self-guided online software program that teaches you how to code through hundreds of coding tutorials and dozens of real-world projects. Fiero offers a gamified learning experience ― as you progress through the activities, you’ll earn clothes and accessories for your personal avatar.

Learn how to make websites, video games, apps, and animations. It’s fun, engaging, and designed for ages 8-18. Start coding today!

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 educational kids content, including shows, games, and activities. There is also teen and young adult content, including news stories adapted for youth.

World Book Early Learning for Preschool Kids

 World Book Web

The perfect tool for pre- and emergent readers to explore independently or learn with an adult. Developed with experts on early childhood education, Early Learning is designed for pre-school students with tools and content that reinforce early childhood curriculum via short videos, read-aloud stories, printable activities, and matching and tracing games, among others. The guided reading program, lesson plans, and curriculum correlations make teaching easier for educators and parents.

EyeDiscover Optic Readalongs for Kids K-2

EyeDiscover Optic Readalongs. Web resource link on online resources page.

An exciting fusion of print, video, and audio featuring the innovative Optic Readalong. EyeDiscover is designed to inspire and motivate children at the Kindergarten to Grade 2 levels to read in a fresh, new way.

Each title is packed with special features designed for reluctant readers. An optic readalong included with each title features professional narrators reading the book aloud. This allows beginning readers to listen at their own pace.

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 language learners looking to build their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and maintain what they learn. Courses and supplemental resources are offered in 110+ languages, including American Sign Language. 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™ 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 Programmes

Norma’s Book Talks

Assistant Librarian Norma gives video book reviews to some of her favourite books! Link opens in YouTube.

Children’s Story times

Watch storytime videos created by our Stephanie and our summer students. Link opens in YouTube.

Children’s Themed Craft Videos

Watch a tutorial of how to make the themed craft from our craft bags. Link opens in YouTube.