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Books & Digital Media

From bestsellers and new releases to the classics, we've got the titles you want to borrow and so many ways to enjoy them! Borrowing is always free with your Library card and late fees are no longer charged!

Download eBooks and eAudiobooks straight to your device. Stream TV, movies, and music. Read daily newspapers from around the world and the latest magazines.

 

London Public Library has over 800,000 items to choose from and knowledgeable staff that will help you and your family find just what you need.

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No More Late Fines!

 

Did you know that your library is Fine Free? This means that you are no longer charged late fines when you return your overdue items!

 

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New Items Arriving Daily

London Public Library has new titles arriving every day. You can place a hold on new items that we’ve just ordered, or an item that isn’t at your preferred branch, to have it delivered to your closest library as soon as it become available.

 

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Download eBooks & eAudiobooks

Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, browse and download digital magazines straight to your device using your Library card. Don’t see the title you’re looking for? London Public Library has partnered with Burlington, Hamilton, Mississauga, and Ottawa Public Libraries to get you even more access to great books!

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Digital Newspapers & Magazines

Read daily newspapers or a favourite magazine in full format on your computer, tablet or phone. Find local and Canadian content and titles from around the world.

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Learning & Courses

Learn a new language, land that new job or promotion, or master a hobby. It’s all available for you for free with your library card.

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Movies, Television & Music

You can stream the latest movies and tv shows and listen to new music releases with your Library card! Please note, these services have a borrowing limit each month.

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All Digital Resources

Access thousands of databases of information online. Everything from new movies, to instruction manuals, all available online now!

Book Club in a Bag

 

Is your book club looking for thought-provoking titles to discuss? Borrow a bag with up to 10 softcover copies of a book suitable for book club discussion, or browse our list of suggested Book Club titles.

 

SERVICE ALERT: Online browsing and booking of Book Club in a Bag is currently unavailable due to technical issues. Please call us at 519-661-4600 or email bciab@lpl.ca and staff will assist you in choosing and booking Book Club in a Bag sets. We are very sorry for this inconvenience and hope to have this online service available soon.

 

Request a Book Club in a Bag today

London Room

 

The Ivey Family London Room is a research facility for genealogy and local history located at the Central Library. It contains a wealth of source materials on the City of London and and Middlesex County, such as: books, diaries & manuscripts, minutes, maps, photographs and other memorabilia, and selected municipal documents.

 

Start your Research now

Take home a guitar or game

 

Wifi (wireless internet) hotspots, musical instruments, park passes, games, and more unexpected items are available to borrow for free from the library.

 

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Borrow a WiFi Hotspot!

 

London Public Library has over 40 wifi (wireless internet) hotspots. Demand is high, so place a hold and you’ll be notified when it’s available to pick up.

 

Place a hold on a WiFi Hotspot

Accessible Items

 

Have trouble with regular print? London Public Library has over 20,000 large print titles. DAISY Talking Books, described DVD and Ease Into Leisure Kits are also available.

 

Learn more ABOUT Accessible Items

English Language Learning Resources

 

Learning English? Preparing to take an English proficiency test like TOEFL, IELTS, or TOEIC? The Library has books, digital resources, and programs to help you improve your English.

 

FIND ENGLISH RESOURCES

Languages Other Than English

 

You can search for books in languages other than English by choosing "Language" under the "Refine Results" menu in our Catalogue. Place holds on books in your language and have them sent to your neighbourhood branch for pick up.

 

AND, our Digital Library gives you instant access to the latest magazines and daily newspapers from around the world!

 

We also have special items, such as Dual-Language Picture Books, which make it easy to learn and share languages with your young family.

French

 

You'll find French books for adults, children and teens on the shelves at many library branches. You can also search our whole French collection by choosing "French" in the "Language" category under the "Refine Results" menu in our Catalogue. Place holds and have items sent to your neighbourhood branch for pick up.

 

Our Digital Library offers some great French language resources, including ebooks and audibooks for adults, children and teens on Cantook Libraries and French language magazines and daily newspapers from around the world, which you can access instantly in our Digital Library.

We'll help you find your next read!