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Even though we're physical distancing, you can still visit Newmarket’s library — online

From ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines, to music and movies, it's all free and easy to access even though the library is closed on Park Avenue
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While we miss seeing you at Newmarket Public Library during this time of social distancing, don’t forget that you can still access a wide range of library resources through our online library 

Books, magazines, streaming music, streaming movies, online courses, and much more are available to you online.

Use your library card to access these resources, and if you don’t have a library card, e-mail us at [email protected] and we’ll provide temporary online access for you. We’ve also extended expiration dates for recently expired or about to expire cards, and we can renew any other card if you contact us. 

Here’s a quick look at some of what you’ll find in our online library:


Choose from a wide selection of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, graphic novels, and more. Look for them under eBooks.


Sometimes a great read is something you listen to, especially when narrated by a great voice talent. Enjoy thousands of fiction and non-fiction audiobooks. Look for them under eAudiobooks.


With movie theatres closed during this time, you can catch a movie through Hoopla. Or read a good eBook. Or listen to an eAudiobook. We’ve increased the number of items that you can stream from Hoopla from five a month to eight a month for the rest of March and April. Find Hoopla in our online library under eVideos, eBooks, or eAudiobooks. 


Choose from 9,000 independent films and festival favourites, as well as over 2,000 foreign films, and 15,000 documentaries. Stream up to five films a month. Find Kanopy in our online library under eVideos. 

RBdigital Magazines

Choose from popular titles such as Canadian Living, The Hockey News, Wired, Vanity Fair, Popular Science, and more. No holds. No due dates. Check out as many as you like at one time. Look for them under eMagazines.


With more than 10 million songs and thousands of music videos, it’s a treasure trove of tunes. Stream up to three hours of music a day, and download five songs a week. Build your playlist today with Freegal under eMusic.

STEM Village

With schools closed students can still develop important skills with STEM Village. Content is based on the provincial curriculum, and provides grade school students with instruction in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills. Look for it under eLearning.

Research and Hobbies

A wealth of data is available through two extensive databases: EbscoHost and Gale Power Search. Here’s where you’ll find information on everything from local history and genealogy to DIY and hobbies, from encyclopedias to business and careers. Find them both under eResearch. 

Kids' Online Library

A one-stop look for resources like eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics, and more for children. With DK Eyewitness Books, Tumblebook Library animated books, Novelist K-8 Plus reading recommendations, and more. Look in our Online Library under Kid’s Online Library.

Teens' Online Library

Another one-stop look for resources, this one for teens. With great resources for studying like World Book Online, Britannica Library, and more. Look in our Online Library under Teen’s Online Library.

We still have staff available online to assist you as needed. If you have questions, please use the ASK NPL link on the upper right corner of our website Text us at 905-769-0433. Or email [email protected]

— This article is contributed by Lorne Chase, marketing and communications coordinator at Newmarket Public Library.