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The Alberta Digital Literacy Program can help Albertans gain the confidence and skills they need to engage with our increasingly digital world. This free, self-guided program is available to anyone looking to build or improve their existing digital literacy skills. The courses are organized into two streams: the Beginner Program, for those who are pretty new to computers and using the internet, and the Intermediate Program, for those with some pre-existing knowledge.

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The Alberta Research Portal is your gateway to a world-class collection of primary sources. This outstanding resource provides all Albertans with perpetual access to the Gale Primary Sources database, with 69 unique primary source collections, including extensive resources related to First Nations and Indigenous peoples, the Archives of Human Sexuality and Gender, Associated Press Collections, Smithsonian Collection Online, Sabin Americana, 25 titles from Gale Virtual Reference Library, to name but a few. This includes monographs, photographs, newspapers, poetry, original documents, records, and more.


Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. Search the collection of more than 7,000 databases containing records from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. In-library use only.

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Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labour estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

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BiblioBoard allows your community to share local history and content from local authors, musicians, artists, and more. Through BiblioBoard you can access Pressbooks, a self-publishing tool, where authors can upload their work and make it accessible in the Indie Author Project. Create, share, and discover with BiblioBoard now.


Brainfuse HelpNow is an eLearning platform offering online homework help with professional tutors. HelpNow includes online homework help with live tutors familiar with the Alberta curriculum that will be available from 2:00pm - 11:00pm MST every day (except on Statutory holidays).


Brainfuse JobNow is a suite of services and powerful tools to help users in every step of their job search. Get live resume help, access resume templates and resources. Live interview coaching and job coaching are also available. All live services are available from 2:00pm - 11:00pm MST every day (except on Statutory holidays).


Explore more than 125 years of Canadian news coverage with cover-to-cover searchable access of Alberta's largest and oldest daily newspaper, the Calgary Herald.


CBC Corner is a free, digital portal offering library visitors an opportunity to discover the best Canadian shows, stories, and more!


Collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks for all ages including popular fiction and nonfiction. Borrow up to ten titles at a time. Loan period is three weeks with the option to return early.

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ConsumerReports.org provides trusted information to help you make smart purchasing choices. All of the information published in Consumer Reports Magazine available in one easy-to-use website.

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Creativebug is a digital resource that provides on demand arts and crafts instructional videos including drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking, and more. Each video includes an in-depth description, material list, transcript, and community discussion section. All classes are taught by experts, with new classes added daily.

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DigitalLearn.org (a Public Library Association's site) is an online hub for digital literacy support and training. DigitalLearn includes a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy.

No sign up required!

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FamilySearch has billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land, and court records from more than 130 countries. They add over 300 million free genealogical records and images online yearly from all over the world, and they manage the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

In-library access only!


Access popular magazine titles without loan periods or wait lists! New issues are available on Flipster the same day as print copies hit newsstands. Back issues are available.

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Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number. Freegal® Music offers access to over 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000+ labels with music that originate in over 100 countries. Stream 5-hours of music each day and download up to 5 songs each week - yours to keep for your personal use.

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This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.

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In-library access only.

Provides up-to-date detailed information on all Canadian grantmaking foundations, hundreds of corporate community investment programs and government funding programs.

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Kanopy Plus provides an expertly curated streaming video collection including hundreds of critically acclaimed movies, television series, and documentaries. Access to titles on Kanopy Plus is simultaneous use, which means on-demand viewing, with no waitlists.

Explore our great collections including British Cinema, Documentaries, Episodic TV, French Cinema, Easy Watching, Kanopy Favourites, Diversity, and World Cinema. You can also access Kanopy Kids, a curated collection for young viewers.


LinkedIn Learning is an educational site with thousands of video courses to help you develop your business, creative, and technology skills. Each course is taught by an industry professional who is excited to share their knowledge with you. Courses are available in 13 languages.

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Niche Academy is an online learning platform made for libraries that includes ready-to-use tutorials for many common library eResources, online programs, and computer skills. 

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NoveList K-8 is your solution for integrating fiction across the curriculum. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 will be the resource you and your young readers turn to when looking for the next book to read.

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NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?

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Collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines for all ages including popular fiction and nonfiction. Borrow up to ten titles at a time. Choose your loan period of one week, two weeks, or three weeks, with the option to return early.

Download Libby, the fun and easy-to-use OverDrive mobile app.

Kids can view the Kids Reading Room, a collection of materials just for kids and teens!

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Online newsstand providing access to electronic copies of more than 7,000 newspapers and magazines from 120+ countries in 60+ languages.

note: Globe & Mail available in-library only.

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Pronunciator is an online language learning system providing 160+ language courses (including American Sign Language) and English courses taught in the user's native language. 

Mobile users can access the Bluebird app.

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Collection of eBooks published in Alberta including fiction and nonfiction titles. Includes the Prairie Indigenous eBook collection, a collection of over 200 titles from publishers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

Uses the Cantook Libraries eBook platform.

The Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection is now easier to access on Read Alberta eBooks. Access the Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection directly here.

Also featured in this resource is Accessible Alberta: eBooks for Everyone which can be accessed directly here.


Online study help and exam preparation tool developed by the creators of THE KEY Study Guides. Offers help for Mathematics, English/Language Arts, and Sciences for grades 3-12, and Social Studies for grades 6, 9-12. Aligned to the Alberta curriculum.

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An online collection of animated, talking picture books, educational videos, puzzles, games, and more - just for kids!

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World Book Online supports all levels of learning with features perfect for the 21st century educator and learner.

Contains: Early World of Learning, World Book Kids, World Book Student, World Book Advanced, World Book Timelines, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, L'Encyclopédie Decouverte 

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