Read & Listen


You have many options for finding ebooks, audio books, kids read-alongs, newspapers, magazines, and articles with the resources listed below.  Need help finding your next book?  Don't forget to ask for help with our Personalized Reading Suggestion service or use Novelist!


OverDrive eBOoks Audio BOoks
Read & Listen ONLINE


Enjoy ebooks and audiobooks for FREE. Use your mobile device or your computer to find fiction, non-fiction books in dozens of genres - fantasy, sci-fi, detective fiction, mystery, historical fiction, health and wellness, autobiography, cookbooks, and more!

Books on the GO!


You are one tap away from reading or listening to a favourite or a brand new read!

Find your next favourite read or a new book to discover and enjoy on your tablet or mobile device. Thousands of books are at your fingertips - fiction and non-fiction. Download to read on your device or listen using the Libby App!

line drawing of mobile phone and magnifying glass Book Bits
Staff Review Books!

 Book Bits are short video bits delivering book reviews from your HPL librarians in less than a minute. Find them on Huntsville Public Library's YouTube Channel.

These book reviews showcase ebooks and audiobooks for you through a program called OverDrive Advantage. These ebooks and audiobooks are on your OverDrive or Libby app.

Why are they different from other books on OverDrive or Libby?  You get access to these specific titles with REDUCED wait lists! Click through to the next page and watch the videos and see the list!  Then sign in to your OverDrive or Libby and read and listen to some great books!

Novelist K8
Read Alikes for Kids

Novelist K-8

Do you and your kids have a favourite author and want to find other authors that write in similar style, on themes you want to explore?

You can with this online tool. Novelist K-8 is for YOU! Find relevant and age appropriate book lists, read-alikes, book discussion guides, and other tools to help find your kids next great read.

Novelist Plus
Find Your Next Read

Novelist Plus

Do you have a favourite author and want to find other authors that write in similar style?  Do you want to read more on specific topics that you enjoy, or in the same genre or similar settings?

Then Novelist Plus is for YOU! Get book lists, author read-alikes, book discussion guides and many other features.

Tumble Book Library
Animated Kids Books


TumbleBook Library has eBooks for kids, picture books, graphic novels, games and more. You have access to over 1,100 titles. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels, playlists, and books in French and Spanish.  

Digital Magazines


This digital magazine collection gives you access to popular magazines to read on your computer, tablet, or phone. The Flipster app is available for offline reading. Read the latest issue of your favourite magazines, including People, The Atlantic, Real Simple, Toronto Life, Vanity Fair, HGTV, Cosmopolitan, National Geographic, O, Oprah's Magazine, and many more on your mobile device or computer. 

  • Get Help to maximize your digital magazine reading experience.


Digital Newspapers/Magazines


You have over 7000 newspapers and magazines in the palm of your hand.

Read on the run with PressReader on your mobile device. Here's how!

Psssst! Download the app first.

Get the App

From a computer desktop, all you need is your HPL card number and Pin (last 4 digits of your phone number). 

Log into PressReader Here

The New York Times
Read it Online!

New York Times 

Read The New York Times FREE with your HPL card. Get the latest news from around the world on topics such as politics, business, technology, science, health, sports, arts, books, style, travel, and food. 

"The New York Times is dedicated to helping people understand the world through on-the-ground, expert and deeply reported independent journalism." - from NYTimes website.

Enjoy articles on popular events and subjects such as: politics, tech, science, health, arts, books, style, food, business, travel, sports, and world news. 

CPIQ Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly
Journals & Magazines

Canadian Periodical Index Quarterly (CPIQ) 

Discover authoritative and researched articles from general, academic, and business magazines from 1998 to present. Includes some French magazine titles.

This is a terrific resource when you are looking for highly credible and researched information. A great digital collection for business information.

The subject areas are broad so you're sure to find evidence-based articles on subjects of interest from avalanche prediction to ocean krill research to herd management.

The Huntsville forester
Read Local News

Huntsville Forester Online 

Explore the Forester newspaper from 1895 to present. This is a local treasure filled with interesting news items about Huntsville and Muskoka.

Learn more about the local area, people, events, and local merchants and business. Find papers, clippings, and photographs.

Hosted by the Canadian Community Digital Archives.

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Did you know this is FREE with your HPL card?  Did you know that Consumer Reports is about more than product reviews?

You'll find back-to-school guides, CR's Guide to the Coronavirus, articles on car safety & efficiency, and clear information about data privacy.  

You'll find comprehensive articles on safer, healthier food and a great tool called "Food Label Decoder".

EBSCO eBooks
Classics, Business and MORE!

EBSCO eBooks 

Discover this growing collection of ebooks including fiction, non-fiction, academic, children's classics, and current day publications.

Browse or search the entire collection, and preview as many books as you'd like. Read the books online or download them for offline viewing on your PC, or onto your mobile device. Imagine 170,000 eBooks at your fingertips, 24/7!

ProQuest Historical Newspapers Toronto Star
Historical Toronto Star

Toronto Star: ProQuest Historical Newspapers 

In the mood for reading about historical events from Ontario and Toronto?  Find a collection of the Toronto Star newspaper from 1894 - 2015.

This historical newspaper provides genealogists and everyday readers with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events as reported in The Toronto Star.

Some of these resources require a log in with your Library card. Use the barcode number without spaces found on the back of your card. The enter your PIN which is the last four digits of your phone number when prompted. Need a library card? We got you. Complete this form for immediate access to all our digital collections. NOTE: you must be a Huntsville area resident.

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