Our branches and administrative centre will be closed on Friday, July 1, 2022 for Canada Day.
Have a safe and happy long weekend!
Please note that the Minden Hills branch will not be accepting water samples on Thursday, June 30 because of the holiday weekend. The next drop-off date will be Tuesday, July 5.
For the safety of staff and patrons, we encourage visitors to wear a mask when in our branches. Thank you!
“I don't choose between my house phone and my mobile. I don't choose between my laptop and my notebook. And I don't intend to choose between my e-reader and my bookshelf.”
―Sara Sheridan, author of London Calling and Brighton Belle
You can search for, browse, and borrow e-books and digital audiobooks right from our catalogue.
If you have a mobile device, like a tablet or a smartphone, using the Libby App is the easiest way to enjoy e-books and digital audiobooks from HCPL. Download the Libby App and use your library card number and PIN for instant access to tens of thousands of library books that can be read or listened to from your device.
You can also browse and borrow e-books and digital audiobooks directly from the Ontario Library Service Download Centre. Use this if you want to read in your browser on a computer, or to transfer books to your e-reader. For more on accessing your e-books on an e-reader, consult the OverDrive Help topic on their website. Please note that Canadian public library collections are not supported by Kindle e-readers.
To start, you can consult the OverDrive Help website where you can find help topics on accessing e-books on your specific device. You can also contact or drop in to any HCPL branch where a staff member can help you.
BiblioBoard's Indie Author Program features books by independent authors across Canada. You can read these books on demand from your browser.