A-Z Resources


Ancestry Library Library Card Required.

Discover your family's history through a collection of resources documenting our past: census records, military records, vital records and passenger lists help to tell your family's story. Genealogical information and records from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

In-library access only.

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Brainfuse Online Learning Library Card Required.

Need help with your homework? Brainfuse is a free online service offering access to professional tutors and study materials for students from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Live tutoring is available daily from 2:00 pm until 11:00 pm to help with Math, Science, Reading, Social Studies, History, Geography, and Language Arts. 

The Adult Learning Centre offers high school equivalency prep, preparation for the Canadian Citizenship Test, and career resources.

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CBC Corner Magazines & Newspapers Movies & TV Music Online Learning New!

Discover the best Canadian shows, stories, and more. This one-of-a-kind digital portal allows you to access a wide variety of content including trusted news, local stories, entertaining TV and radio shows, award-winning podcasts, educational kids content, innovative podcasts, a free English and French language learning app, news in foreign languages, and much more!

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cloudLibrary NewsStand Magazines & Newspapers New! Library Card Required.

Browse, borrow, and enjoy more than 7,500 digital magazines and newspapers in over 50 languages directly through the cloudLibrary app or website. 

Access NewsStand right from the cloudLibrary app by scrolling to the bottom of the home screen and clicking on "Magazines." NewsStand will open in the cloudLibrary app, and you can begin browsing and downloading your favourite magazines immediately (available for offline reading).

You can also access NewsStand on your desktop, opens a new window (link). To begin, select "Not registered? Create an account". Follow the prompts, and you will be asked to select your Library and enter your Library card number. Once you register with your card, you will be able to log into the website using your email and password. 

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EBSCO Primary Search Library Card Required.

A search selection which expands to include content suitable for primary education.



The world's largest family tree. See what others have contributed regarding your ancestors, and access a large database of genealogical resources.

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Freegal Music Library Card Required.

With over 15 million songs from over 40,000 music labels in over 100 countries, Freegal features today’s top hits and all-time favourites. Unlimited streaming or download up to 3 songs per week. 

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L’espace Radio-Canada Magazines & Newspapers Movies & TV Music Online Learning New!

Découvrez les meilleurs contenus d'ici, et bien plus. Ce portail numérique unique en son genre vous donne accès à une vaste gamme de contenus: information digne de confiance, reportages locaux, émissions de télévision et de radio divertissantes, balados primés, contenus éducatifs pour les enfants, derniers résultats sportifs, application d’apprentissage linguistique gratuite pour améliorer son français ou son anglais, articles de nouvelles en langues étrangères, et bien plus encore!

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Road to IELTS Online Learning New! Library Card Required.

Road to IELTS is a comprehensive, 100% online preparation course designed by British Council IELTS experts.

  • Covers listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills
  • Practice with over 300 interactive activities
  • 17 tutorial videos by British Council experts
  • Mock papers for listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Instant feedback in exercises
  • General training:  aimed at those who are going to English-speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. Focuses on basic skills in broad social and workplace contexts.
  • Academic training: for those applying for higher education or professional registration in an English-speaking environment.

You can access Road to IELTS anonymously by clicking Just Practice. If you want to create an account with them, click Create Account and follow the prompts.

Instructional video on how to use Road to IELTS, opens a new window (YouTube video)

Ready to take the test? Find a local testing centre and book an IELTS Test here.

Occasionally, the maximum number of users at one time may be reached. Please try logging in later. 

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