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eMedia Guide: 24/7 at-home entertainment

The Library subscribes to a variety of downloadable and streaming content services, including: eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, television, eMagazines and eNewspapers. Our eMedia help pages have the information you'll need to get set up.

RBdigital eBooks and eAudiobooks have moved to Overdrive!

undefinedOverDrive and RBdigital have merged! On August 17, 2020, all RBdigital eBooks and eAudiobooks moved into OverDrive/Libby. 

If you already had an eBook or eAudiobook borrowed from RBdigital before the move it will continue to be available in the RBdigital app for you until the checkout expires.

Unfortunately, RBdigital holds did not move over with the books. Please request those titles again once they appear in OverDrive/Libby. We apologise for the inconvenience.

We recommend OverDrive's Libby app as the best eBook and eAudiobook experience.

RBdigital's eMagazines will remain with RBdigital for now and will merge into OverDrive at a later date.

What can I borrow & download with my Library card?

 

With your Winnipeg Public Library card, you have 24/7, anywhere-in-the-world access to:

eBooks

 

We offer over 20,000 eBooks! eBooks are digital versions of your favorite traditional books that can be read on a mobile device like a Kobo or an iPad/tablet. Please note: Kindle "eInk" devices are not compatible with our eBooks services, but the Kindle Fire tablet that uses the Android operating system is compatible. 

Downloadable eBooks are available from OverDrive; online (streaming/read in your browser) eBooks are available from OverDrive, McGraw Hill, Tumblebooks, Bookflix, and more.

eAudiobooks

 

We offer 11,000+ eAudiobooks! eAudiobooks are also a form of eBook, but instead of reading them on the screen you listen to a recording of someone reading the book - great for commuting! eAudiobooks are available from OverDrive.

 

eMagazines

We offer 160+ eMagazines through RBdigital, Flipster, and PressReader. You get full-colour, cover-to-cover issues of all your favourite weekly and monthly magazines, like US Weekly, National Geographic, Food Network Magazine, Popular Science, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan and more!

Read them on your computer screen or download them to your iPad/tablet for offline reading - perfect for road trips and plane rides.

 

eMovies and TV

Watch 1000s of popular movies and television shows through hoopla digital. There are never any holds or wait lists with hoopla, just log in and start watching within minutes. And we have a growing collection of movies and television from OverDrive. Coming in early 2018, we will offer Kanopy, a great service for indie films, documentaries and more!

 

eMusic

Sometimes you hear a song on the radio, but you're not sure yet if you're going to like the whole album. With your library card, you can listen to free, full-length music albums without the risk!

Billboard-topping albums from hoopla digital can be borrowed for seven days of offline play. For those with more classical tastes, stream 100,000s of classical, folk, world and jazz through Naxos Music Library.

 

eNewspapers

We offer over 6000 newspapers from around the world (including the Winnipeg Free Press, Globe and Mail, The National Post, and Winnipeg Sun) through PressReader! And if you're looking for prairie newspapers, check out Newspaper Archive.

And more!

Looking for databases like Ancestry, Consumer Reports, or World Book? Visit our full list of online resources.