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Online Resources


Library cardholders can access the following online resources:

A to Z World Food

Access 174 world country cookbooks in the world's largest database of global food culture and recipes. (Click on the logo below.)

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Canadian Reference Centre

Canadian Reference Centre provides full text information for over 150 Canadian periodicals and over 400 international periodicals.

You will need a library card and PIN to access from home.


Creativebug – unlimited access to 1000+ online art and craft classes taught by expert instructors.  Since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. Watch them on your computer or mobile device. Sign in using your library card number. The first time you sign in to Creativebug you will need to enter your name and email address.

Flipster Magazines

Enjoy a variety of magazines on your computer,  laptop, tablet, or phone courtesy of NWT Public Libraries and Flipster. (Download the Flipster app for easier access.)

Freegal Music

Freegal Music gives you access to free music downloads and streaming.

You will need a library card and PIN to access.

Global World Warrior

The World Awaits! Global Road Warrior is the world's most extensive country-by-country resource. 175 countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Includes maps, news, history, food and recipes, travel essentials, and much, much more! (Click on the logo below.)

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Hoopla gives you access to over 930,000 movies, television series, music albums, audiobooks, eBooks, graphic novels and comics

  • Stream or download - access with your smartphone, tablet or PC
  • No wait lists - you can create an account and stream titles immediately, or download them to enjoy later
  • Library patrons need the following items to create a Hoopla account: email address, a password for the Hoopla account and an active library card
  • Please note that NWT Public Library Services is the option you choose for your library

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Library offers over 3500 video tutorial courses  led by experts on web design, software development, photography, business skills, home and small office, project management, 3D + Animation, graphic design audio, music, video editing and more. 

You will need a library card and PIN to access. 

Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus can help you find your next book to read. This database of over 155,000 fiction titles and 50,000 nonfiction titles for readers of all ages lets you use your favorite author to link to other books you might enjoy.

You will need a library card and PIN to access.

Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages provides world language tutorials for free.

You will need a library card and PIN to access.


  • TumbleBookLibrary helps to teach kids in grades K-6 the joy of reading by using animation, music, and narration to bring picture books to life. Read along online, or have TumbleBooks read to you.
  • BiblioEnfants is the same as TumbleBookLibrary but in French
  • TumbleMath is a collection of math picture books for grades K-6. These books also include supplementary material like lesson plans and quizzes.
  • TeenBookCloud includes ebooks, graphic novels, videos and audiobooks aimed at grades 7-12. This collection includes fiction and nonfiction titles.

World Book 

World Book includes access to Early World of Learning (with stories, reading games, and videos), World Book for Kids (elementary), World Book Student (middle grades), and World Book Advanced (high school and older).

Free materials for NWT residents with print disabilities

All you need is a library card. Contact your community library for information about NNELS and CELA. 

  • NNELS – National Network for Equitable Library Service

    • NNELS provides access to a growing collection of downloadable audio books and other accessible formats for public library patrons who cannot read traditional print because of a visual, physical or cognitive disability.
  • CELA – Centre for Equitable Library Access
    • CELA has books, magazines and newspapers in accessible formats, including DAISY audiobooks (CD and downloadable), e-text and braille (print and downloadable). 
    • Titles can be mailed to your home, downloaded from the website, or sent directly to your DAISY player or mobile device.

​BabyTime  Songs and Rhymes Booklet

Click here for the BabyTime Songs and Rhymes booklet

ebooks and audiobooks on tablets, computers and mobile devices


Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Manager - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699