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eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines



Libby is a free app where you can borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and eMagazines from your public library. You can stream with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started is your library card.

On your mobile device or desktop:
– Download the Libby app or visit the website
– Find your library (Township of Russell Public Library / Ontario Library Service Consortium)
– Login with your library card number.
– Borrow free eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines.

From your Windows 10 or earlier computer or to add to an eReader:
– Visit the Download Center Website
– To login, choose Russell Township Public Library and enter the 6 digits of your library card.
– Borrow free eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines.

Need Help? Guides on how to use Overdrive with an eReader and new user guides.

hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. There are no holds in hoopla – all items are available to you at all times! You may check out up to 7 titles per month. The lending period depends on the media type:

Movies & television episodes: 3 days
Music albums: 7 days
eBooks, Audiobooks & digital comics: 21 days

The monthly borrow limit resets on the first day of each month. Previous borrowed items will remain until the end of their lending period. Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period.

Create an account and access the collection:
Mobile app: IOS and Android

User help:

Cantook Station (French eBooks)

A collection of French language books with a bilingual interface.

*NEW* Download your books with Cantook’s new app Aldiko Next available in the Apple Store and on Google Play

Learn more about this resources on the French page.

Online Databases

Ancestry Library Edition

Provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of over 5 billion individuals. This database is a genealogy research tool with data from census, military records, court, land, probate, vital and church records, passenger lists, etc. It covers Canada, the US, UK, and some European countries. English and French content.

For use in the library only.

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Our Ontario

Digital images, text, audio and videos about Ontario history, heritage and culture. Search the collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, heritage and community groups, government agencies, and private collections in Ontario and across Canada via a single search portal. English and French content.

Access: Use Inside or Outside the Library

Access Our Ontario


CBC Corner

The Radio-Canada space is a digital portal that has been created specifically for public libraries. It brings together a wide range of content and digital resources from Radio-Canada and CBC.

Discover the best content specially curated for your region!