Are you participating in our Adult Summer Reading challenge (https://guides.wpl.winnipeg.ca/adultsummerreading)? One of the challenges is to explore the library’s digital resources. In this post, you’ll learn about eBook platforms Overdrive and Cantook Station. Both of these can be accessed by clicking on the “Digital Library” button on the library’s home page.
OverDrive is the library’s most popular eBook service and has thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines. Here’s what you need to know about Overdrive:
- You can borrow 25 items per month
- Items can be borrowed for 7, 14, or 21 days; express items can be borrowed for 7 days
- Items can be renewed if there are no holds
- You can borrow an unlimited number of magazines
OverDrive can be searched by subject, collection, or format. Check out the “Express” collection which is comprised of popular and bestselling titles that are available for immediate check-out.
You can enjoy all OverDrive has to offer with the Libby app. Libby has the whole OverDrive collection in a more user-friendly and attractive platform. Experiment with both OverDrive and Libby to see which one you prefer.
Cantook Station offers French eBooks and eAudiobooks. Here’s what you need to know about Cantook:
- You can borrow up to 20 items
- You can have 20 holds
- Items can be borrowed for 3 weeks
In Cantook, you can look for a specific title or you can browse by recently added, most popular, and on specially-curated topics.
Here are some eBooks to enjoy for your Summer Reading Challenge card. You can find more reading lists and recommendations on the Adult Summer Reading challenge page (https://guides.wpl.winnipeg.ca/adultsummerreading).
On Overdrive, you can find:
- How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa (short stories, award winner)
- A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt (Indigenous author, memoir)
- What We All Long For by Dionne Brand (Black Canadian author)
On Cantook, you can find:
- Kukum par Michel Jean (livre audio, livre numérique and livre canadien, auteur autochtone)
- Un Outrage Mortel par Louise Penny (Nouveauté)
- L’anomalie par Hervé le Tellier (livre numérique)
Happy (e) reading!