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Databases & Subscriptions

Kitchener Public Library subscribes to a large number of databases, all free for your use. Some databases require a library card to log in; most do not require a library card if you are inside the library.

Canadian Encyclopedia

Information in French and English about Canada and the world, including timelines of Canadian and world events.

Canadian Newsstream

Search full-text articles from hundreds of newspapers across Canada. 

Cantook Station

This e-book and audiobook collection offers French-language titles published in Quebec, and French translations of English titles, for all ages.

CBC Documentaries on

Watch CBC / Radio-Canada documentaries, special reports, and more on Users outside the library must create an account. See the User Guide to learn how.

CBCA Complete

A diverse mix of publications on topics ranging from business to the arts, to industry news and current events in Canada.

Consumer Reports

A fully-searchable version of the popular Consumer Reports magazine, with expert ratings and recommendations on products and services.