eBooks, audioBooks and eMagazines

You can download eBooks, audioBooks and popular magazines from a variety of sources:


Library To Go / Libby (by OverDrive) is where you can download eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines to read from your device. For help with this service, read more here.


TumbleBooks is an online K-6 children’s ebook database.

This entertaining site for children presents full colour pages of eBooks for kids (K-6) and parents to read aloud and to read along with. It’s all controlled by you or your kids from a simple interface. Enjoy Tumblebooks for free. All Tumblebooks eBooks are instant-access—no wait times or holds!


illustration of woman holding a book, with text saying Bibliotheque numerique de la colombie-britannique. Collection grandissante de liveres numeriques en francais.

Bibliothèque Numérique by Cantook is a collection of French language eBooks and audiobooks from Canadian and international publishers. It includes popular genre fiction, bestsellers, non-fiction and more. There are titles for adults, teens and children.

  • Startup Guide (includes how to check out French eBooks on various devices)

A quick summary of the most common ways to read from this collection:

  • Tablets and smartphones: Use the Aldiko App
  • On a computer: no app required, use the Cantook Station website
  • eReaders: use Adobe Digital Editions

Bowen Island Public Library recognizes the financial support of the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Agreement on French-language Services.

Bowen Island Public Library reconnait le soutien financier de la province de la Colombie-Britannique et du gouvernement du Canada par le biais de l’Entente Canada-Colombie-Britannique relative aux services en francais.

We are grateful to Vancouver Public Library for donating their sizable French language collection.


NNELS (National Network for Equitable Library Service) provides digital talking books for people with print disabilities. Bowen Island Public Library patrons can access this service by logging in with their library card.


*Please note that these collections are hosted on Third Party websites with their own sets of privacy policies.