Online Resources


Click on the database of your choice – To access the databases outside of the library, you may need to enter your library card 14 digit barcode

ancestry library edition

Ancestry Library Edition (Proquest)  For use in library only!  Collection  of approximately 4,000 genealogical databases including key collections  such as the U. S. federal censuses from 1790 to 1930; census indexes  for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man from 1841  to 1901; civil registration of births, marriages and deaths for  England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man from 1837 to  1983; civil registration of births (1869-1907), marriages (1857-1922)  and deaths (1869-1932) for Ontario, etc.

Overdrive - Download FREE audiobooks and eBooks for your tablet, computer, cell phone, iPod® or eBook reader or other compatible device. 23,000 eBook titles and over 9,000 talking book titles to choose from! This collection is brought to you by the Ontario Ministry of Culture, through Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) and Ontario Library Service-North (OLS-North).

Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English. Click on the above link and use your library card to access!

CELA- Centre for Equitable Library Access - CELA (formerly CNIB) provides Canadians with print disabilities, and the libraries that support them, access to materials in a broad range of reading materials in the accessible format of their choice.CELA features a growing collection of books, magazines, newspapersand described videos for every age and interest.

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. In general, TumbleBooks are a great addition to a reading program that can be worked on independently by each student or by the whole class. It has been exceptionally well received by ESL and Special Education teachers.

Novelist Find your next read! -- This database features great fiction and nonfiction reading suggestions for children. It can introduce both adults and children to new books and authors, and encourages independent reading.

NoveList K-8 contains access to over 60,000 fiction titles aimed at the Kindergarten to grade 8 population. It is a premium readers' advisory site that provides access to reviews, author read-a-likes, book talks, reading lists, award winners, and more. It's completely free – just use your library card barcode number to sign in!

CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario) is a non-profit public legal education organization that produces clear, reliable, free information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. Resources include brochures on key legal issues in areas such as family law, housing, employment, social assistance, abuse and family violence, immigration, consumer law, and more. They are available in English and French.

Steps to Justice Steps to Justice is a first-of-its-kind initiative that empowers people in Ontario to understand and take action to deal with their legal problems. It gives comprehensive information on common legal problems that people experience in family, housing, employment and other areas of law.

Centre D’information juridique de L’Ontario- Ontario Legal Information Centre The centre offers a free 30 minute meeting with a lawyer to anyone in Ontario facing a legal situation. There are no eligibilty criteria and the centre covers all areas of the law. These services are confidential, offered in person or by phone in both English and French. The number of visits is unlimited as needed. 

Ontario’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to share with you a new edition of our handbook for victims of crime. Click on the link to access the resources via their website. 

Resources on Mental Health and Addiction

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