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ANNOUNCEMENT! We'd be closing on Friday 24th Feb. 2022 due to the snowstorm.

Use our free online resources for consumer research, genealogical research, newspaper reading and more.
novelist-plus-logoNoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory solution for fiction and non fiction lovers. With an intuitive interface and extensive content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next? Find your next read by author, title, subject, or genre. novelist-k-8-plus-logoNoveList Plus K-8 is your solution for integrating fiction and non fiction across the curriculum. With a fun and intuitive interface, NoveList Plus K-8 will be the resource you and your young readers turn to when looking for the next book to read.
This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to access major newspapers online. Search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields.

*The following resources are only available in our library branches through desktop computers provided by our library or your own personal laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. (Remote access is not supported.) A collection of thousands of individual genealogy databases from many different institutions. It includes American, Canadian and U.K. sources as well as some for Australia, New Zealand and Europe. Canadian coverage includes major sources such as the censuses from 1851 to 1916, Ontario civil registration of births, marriages and deaths, and the Quebec Drouin Collection (courthouse copies of parish registers). German records include passenger lists for many people leaving Eastern Europe. New databases are constantly being added.  Many of the sources are digitized.  Bring a USB flash drive to download your records.

Discover your family’s story through historical records.​ FamilySearch adds over 300 million free genealogical records and images online yearly from all over the world and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land and court records from more than 130 countries to help you discover and make family connections.

Frontier Life is a digital collection of primary source documents which helps us to understand life on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.

The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center and other contributing libraries and archives.

Find digital images, text, audio and videos about Ontario history, heritage and culture. Search the collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, heritage and community groups, government agencies, and private collections in Ontario and across Canada via a single search portal. English and French content.

A company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free G1 practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the official ON driver’s handbook materials.

canadian-reference-centre-logoCanadian Reference Centre is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Featuring essays published specifically for Canadian Points of View.

Explora is a search experience for kids and students! Explora has topic overviews, research starters, and an easy-to-use search interface to make learning and research for projects easy and fun!

hobbies-crafts-reference-center-logoThis database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

masterfile-premier-logoDesigned specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for magazines, e.g., Consumer Reports, as well as reference books and primary source documents.

Primary Search is a full-text database of carefully curated content for elementary school libraries. It includes full text for the most popular children’s magazines, e-books, and easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.


I want to access a database from home but it is asking for my patron ID, what is that?
Your patron ID is the full number located on the front of your library card.

Why can’t I access Ancestry from home?
Ancestry Library Edition is a database that is only accessible from inside the library using one of our computers, or using your own computer or device that is connected to our WiFi. These parameters are set by the database provider, not the library.


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