Ebooks & E-Reading

Find plenty to read on your tablet, mobile device or e-reader and take it with you wherever you go!

Your NVDPL library card gives you access to a variety of e-content: from ebooks and e-comics to e-magazines, e-newspapers and more. All available to you 24/7.

NVDPL E-Resources are available to residents of the District of North Vancouver with an NVDPL library card in good standing (i.e., fines no more than $5). If you don't have an NVDPL library card, please Get In Touch.

Ebooks, E-Audiobooks & E-Comics

Libby & Library2Go (OverDrive) Ebooks & E-Audiobooks

Now you can take great books with you wherever you go! An extensive selection of popular fiction and non-fiction ebooks and audiobooks for all ages. Read in your browser or download books to your Apple or Android mobile device, Kobo e-reader, mp3 player and enjoy them on the go!

Download the Libby app for your device at OverDrive's Device Help page.

Need help getting started? Access this Tutorial, or view the OverDrive's help pages.

E-Magazines

Libby & Library2Go (OverDrive) Magazines

A large selection of magazines from around the world. Read using the Libby app for the best small screen reading experience.

Download the Libby app for your device at OverDrive's Device Help page.

Need help getting started? Access this Tutorial, or view the OverDrive's help pages.

PressReader

PressReader offers e-newspapers and e-magazines from around the world in dozens of languages. Includes today's Vancouver Sun, the Province and the Globe and Mail.  (Globe and Mail available in-library only.)

Along with today's news, PressDisplay has past editions for up to 90 days. The mobile app is available here.

Need help getting started? Access this Tutorial, or view the PressReader help centre.

RBdigital Magazines

RBdigital was discontinued as of March 31, 2021. Audiobooks and magazines have moved to Libby & Library2Go. See our RBdigital OverDrive migration page for more details.

Visit: Libby & Library2Go (OverDrive) Magazines

Additional E-Magazines and E-Journals

Please see our Newspapers & Magazines page for access to additional digital e-magazines, e-journals, and e-newspapers.

E-Newspapers

Canadian Newsstream

Full text access to over 300 BC and major Canadian daily newspapers. Titles include The Vancouver Sun, The Province, Vancouver Courier, Times Colonist, National Post, Globe and Mail, as well as local papers such as the North Shore News. Content for some titles starts as far back as the 1970s. Canadian Newsstream content is updated daily. Some titles are not available for two days after publication.

New York Times (pilot through December 31, 2021)

Access to the current and past articles from the New York Times newspaper, including the US, Canadian, and International editions. Also includes access to the Archives from 1851-2002, with 5 pdf downloads per day allowed from the 1923-1980 date range (off-site access only). Click here for more information on the NYT Archives. New York Times Crosswords and Cooking are not included in Library access.

Access information:

  • Logging in with the "access now" link above provides free access for 24 hours, after which you will need to log in again via the link above to reset your Library access token.
  • There is a daily limit on the number of users who can access the Library's New York Times subscription
  • Requires creating a New York Times account with your email address

Please note: app access is available, but you will need to log into this webpage first via the link above each day to renew your access token. We recommend reading on your browser instead of the app for this reason, but if you prefer the reading experience on the app you can switch to the Apple or Android app to read after you have logged in via the link above.

PressReader

PressReader offers e-newspapers and e-magazines from around the world in dozens of languages. Includes today's Vancouver Sun, the Province and the Globe and Mail.  (Globe and Mail available in-library only.)

Along with today's news, PressDisplay has past editions for up to 90 days. The mobile app is available here.

Need help getting started? Access this Tutorial, or view the PressReader help centre.

Additional E-Newspapers

Please see our Newspapers & Magazines page for access to additional digital e-magazines, e-journals, and e-newspapers.

Public Domain Ebooks

Internet Archive

A non-profit digital library with access to digitised collections of books, websites, audio, and moving images. It also provides specialised services for the blind and other persons with disabilities. Ebooks can be downloaded in a variety of formats, including EPUB, PDF, and Kindle.

International Children's Digital Library

A collection of historical and contemporary children's books in over 50 languages. The site is designed specifically for children and is very easy to navigate. Titles may be read online only. There is an app available for use on iPhone and iPad.

Project Gutenberg

A collection of more than 45,000 free ebooks in English and other languages. Most of the items in this collection are the full texts of public domain (out of copyright) books. All ebooks can be easily downloaded in EPUB, HTML and simple text formats. A number of Project Gutenberg titles are also available to download via Library2Go through their Public Domain Collection.

Having difficulty accessing E-Content?

Contact E-Support.