Books and eBooks

We have a wide selection of books and ebooks available to take home or download to your favourite device.

Books

Library members have access to nearly 200,000 books. All of these books, along with our digital collection and technology kits, videogames and DVDs, can be found in our online catalogue.

We also offer free access to printed materials in the Wifrid Laurier University and University of Guelph and Waterloo catalogues. This access is available with a free Wilfrid Laurier University Courtesy Card.

Interlibrary Loan service

Brantford Public Library cardholders can borrow materials from other libraries through an interlibrary loan service.

eBooks

You can download eBooks to read on your smartphone, computer or tablet for free and items automatically return themselves. eBooks can be borrowed through cloudLibrary, Libby (from OverDrive) and other platforms listed below.

cloudLibrary

cloudLibrary has more than 100,000 titles available.
Learn how to use cloudLibrary by watching these how-to videos. There is also a Frequently Asked Question page.

Use cloudLibrary through a web browser
Use cloudLibrary through an App:  app for Apple devices and the app for Android devices

Hoopla

Hoopla offers a limited selection of eBooks in addition to a wide selection of graphic novels, movies, television shows. Borrow up to four titles per month and download them directly to your device. Visit our Hoopla information page  for assistance.

Use Hoopla on your computer
Use Hoopla on an app: app for Apple devices and the app for Android devices

Libby from OverDrive

Libby from Overdrive provides free access to thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks. 
Visit the Libby Help page.

Use Libby from OverDrive on your computer
Use Libby on an app: app for Apple devices and the app for Android devices

Please note that at this time it is not possible to download eBooks to a Kindle device.

EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost offers a variety of eBooks in a traditional database service.
Visit the EBSCOhost help page.

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBookLibrary helps kids learn to read with fully-online animated talking picture books.

Use TumbleBook Library through a web browser
Use TumbleBook Library on an app: app for Apple devices and the TumbleBook Library app for Android devices

Teen BookCloud

Teen BookCloud is an online collection of read-along titles for middle school and high school students which features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages turn automatically.

TumbleBook Cloud Junior

TumbleCloudJunior is an online collection of read-along titles for elementary school students which features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages turn automatically.


Tumble Biblio Enfants

Tumble Biblio Enfants has a collection of French books, puzzles and games and graphic novels.