Digital Shelf

Access hundreds of thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks free-of-charge with your active APL library card! Rich collections of current, popular and bestselling fiction and non-fiction for all ages are available. Read in your browser, or download to your eReader, smartphone or tablet to read or listen on the go.

Registration at the Adult Information Desk is required to access this database but, with a username and password, you can access over 60,000 eBooks including literary classics and criticisms, computer science, business and history. There are also over 2,000 French Language and 1,500 Spanish Language titles available. Contact us to get registered today!

Offers 200 APL-selected reference eBooks covering such diverse topics as the arts, business, environment, history, literature, science and multicultural studies.

The ICDL's goal is to provide free ebooks for children from around the world, from past times and from today, in many languages.

ComicsPlus, offered through the York-Simcoe Library Consortium, brings unlimited access to full-color digital editions of some of the top graphic novel and comic brands, such as Marvel, Star Trek, Dungeons & Dragons, and Cartoon Network. Note: Your User Name will be the same as your RBdigital Magazines or LawDepot account and is the email address you used when the account was created.

Available any time! RBdigital allows multiple checkouts at the same time, so there's never any waiting for holds.

Browse popular and current full-color digital magazines, such as Country Living, Family Handyman, Hello!, GQ, Rolling Stone and dozens more. You can even set up your favorite titles to download automatically when a new issue is released! There are also over 300 eBook titles and 7,500 eAudiobooks titles, including children's, YA and Canadiana classics, as well as bestselling authors like David Baldacci, Debbie Macomber, James Patterson and Nora Roberts. This convenient and amazing service is available on your desktop or as an app (see RBdigital OneClick below) completely free-of-charge to APL cardholders.

Animated, talking story books teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love! Always available, unlimited use, with your APL library card. Also includes titles in French and Spanish, chapter books and nonfiction readers with narration and sentence highlighting options, puzzles and games that encourage reading comprehension, and National Geographic educational videos.