Books and eBooks

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


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

Looking for recommendations on what to read? Try our Grab and Go service where our staff will put together bags of books that match your interests. 

We also offer free access to printed materials in the Wilfrid 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.


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

OverDrive and the Libby app

OverDrive is our main eBook and Audiobook platform. Through OverDrive and its Libby app, you get free access to thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks and even digital magazines. 
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.

Watch an OverDrive/Libby tutorial video.


Hoopla offers a limited selection of eBooks in addition to a wide selection of graphic novels, movies, television shows. Borrow up to six 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

Watch a Hoopla tutorial video.


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

Watch an EBSCOhost tutorial video.

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBookLibrary helps kids learn to read with fully-online eBooks, animated talking picture books, puzzles and games.

Along with the public, teachers and educators in both local school boards can also access this service for free with the links below.

Public TumbleBook access: through a web browser and through the app for Apple devices and app for Android devices

Schoolboard access: 
Grand Erie District School Board access
Brant Haldimand Catholic District School Board access

Watch a TumbleBook Library tutorial video.

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.

Book Donations and Local Author Submissions

Anyone interested in learning more about donating to the library or submitting a book to be considered for the library's collection can check our Support the Library page.