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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

Full text of over 190 Canadian newspapers, including the Waterloo Region Record. Updated daily.

CBC Documentaries on Curio.ca

Watch CBC / Radio-Canada documentaries, special reports, and more on Curio.ca. Access is available in the library. 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.

Comics Plus

Read graphic novels and comic books on any web-connected computer, tablet or smart phone, using your library card.

Community Information Centre

Search for local community organizations and services in Waterloo Region.

Consumer Reports

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