Online Research

Browse Databases

The Library is pleased to provide access to these information databases for your use in the Library*, from home or anywhere you access the Internet. To access these databases, you may need to enter the 14 digit barcode found on your library card and your 4 digit PIN.

Our Creativebug subscription will be ending December 31, 2023

After two years of trying Creativebug, we found there wasn’t enough interest from library members to keep it going. Please reach out to us if you have any other suggestions or recommendations for crafty resources.

In the meantime, you have a month to access Creativebug video classes, by clicking here.

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Ancestry Online

Ancestry Online

Genealogy research tool gives access to over 1 billion names, 3000 databases and primary resources. Covers Canada, the US, UK, and some European countries. English and French content.

Access Online Here. *Must be inside library to access online.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus

Find your next read, fiction and nonfiction, by author, title, subject, genre.  Access Online Here.

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus

Find your just-right read for children and young adults.

Access Online Here.

Our Ontario History, Heritage & Culture (Archived Collections)

Our Ontario

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.

Access Online Here. | Toronto Public Library: Digital Archive Ontario

Open Access Journals

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Looking for scholarly articles that are fee and available online? The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a global non-profit group committed to making research freely available online to everyone. The DOAJ is your portal to thousands of open access articles.

Access DOAJ Online Here.

Government Services

Driver Education Program

Free G1 Practice Tests

The online Driver Education program contains information on:
– 6 G1 practice tests for cars, 1 M1 practice test for motorcycles
– 1 G1 test simulator (cars), 1 M1 test simulator (motorcycle)
–  FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ MTO-related questions

Choose Your G1 Practice Test Now Access Online Here

The Official Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Driver’s Handbook

Service Ontario

Our Ontario

Service Ontario and nearly 400 libraries across the province are making it easier for people to access Ontario government information and services online. Library staff can help you access these government services, print out forms, and connect you to more resources. By logging on to the ServiceOntario website you can:

  • Apply for a birth, marriage or death certificate
  • Register for a campsite at a provincial park
  • Get an application for a health card
  • Register a newborn baby
  • Renew a car license plate sticker online
  • Change the address for your health card, driver’s license and outdoors card – all in one step
  • Book a road test
  • Renew your outdoors card
  • Register a business name – and much more

Access Online Here. | Service Ontario website

Basic Reference Sources