ComicsPlus by LibraryPass

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What is ComicsPlus?

ComicsPlus, powered by LibraryPass, is a digital platform offering thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga.  You can access titles using a computer, smartphone, or tablet, and can download them to multiple devices for off-line reading. Unlimited access means there are no holds or wait times - ever!

What kinds of comics can I read on ComicsPlus?

ComicsPlus has comics and graphic novels for all ages! There are kid favourites like Phoebe and Her Unicorn and Big Nate, popular series like Locke & Key, and award-winning titles like March and They Called Us Enemy. Publishers include Dark Horse, Tokyo Pop, IDW, Boom! Studios, Valiant, and more. DC and Marvel comics are not available from ComicsPlus.

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How do I read graphic novels or comics on ComicsPlus?

ComicsPlus can be accessed from any computer or mobile device through a web browser, or through the apps for iOS and Android.

To start using ComicsPlus by LibraryPass on a computer:

  • Click here to open ComicsPlus by LibraryPass in your web browser
  • Enter your Library Card number and PIN, then click Log In to continue
  • You’re all set! Start browsing or searching the collection to find your next great reading experience

LibraryPass logo  To start using ComicsPlus by LibraryPass on your smartphone or tablet:

  • Search for and download the LibraryPass app from the app store on your device
  • Once your download is complete, open the app and follow the prompts on your screen:
  • Click Search for my Library/School and type in Thunder Bay. Tap on Thunder Bay Public Library ON when it appears
  • Enter your Library Card number and PIN, then click Login to continue
  • You’re all set! Start browsing or searching the collection to find your next great reading experience

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find comics to read?

Do I need to place a hold?

How long do checkouts last?

How do I add or remove titles from MyShelf?

How do I continue reading a title?

I can't find the ComicsPlus app in the app store!

How do I find comics to read?

You can browse by age range, genre, publisher, or title on the ComicsPlus LibraryPass website. In the LibraryPass app, click on the three lines in the upper left hand corner and tap on Filters to browse the list of Publishers, Brands, or Categories (genres). 

Do I need to place a hold?

No, titles are always available! All comics are available for simultaneous access so there’s no holds or waitlists. All titles are available 24/7. Once you've found a title to read, click the Check Out button, and it will automatically be added to your account. Click the Read Now button to start Reading

How long do checkouts last?

Checkouts are for seven days. After seven days the comic goes dormant, but stays in your collection, at which point the cover goes dark. If you want to check out the comic again, just click on the cover and it will be available again for another seven days!

How do I add or remove a title to MyShelf?

There are two ways to add a title to your shelf:

  1. When you read a title it will automatically appear on your shelf. Click the 'Read Now' icon on the hover page of a title.
  2. You can add titles to your shelf without reading them by click the '+' icon on the hover page of a title.

You can remove titles from your shelf by click the '-" icon in the hover page of a title. 

How do I continue reading a title?

The ComicsPlus Reader will hold your place for you

If you don't finish the title in one read, no worries! You can start back later right where you left off.

Steps to picking up where you left off

  1. Click the 'Read Now' icon
  2. When prompted, select "Continue Reading" 

You can also see how far you are in a title by the progress bar on the cover page. In addition, you can sort the titles on MyShelf by those you haven't read yet, are currently reading, or have already read.

I can't find the ComicsPlus app in the app store!

ComicsPlus from LibraryPass is available through the LibraryPass app. Please search for LibraryPass in the app store to find the correct app.

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Questions about online comics or graphic novels or accessing ComicsPlus from LibraryPass?

Email coaches@tbpl.ca or call 345-TBPL (8275)