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.

Ancestry Online

Ancestry OnlineGenealogy 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.


A to Z World Travel cities


202 World Cities • 88 Topics per City. Our mission is to provide users with the global knowledge they need to be informed global citizens.

Access Online Here.

Global Road Warrior

Global Road WarriorVirtual Travel to over 175 countries.  Learn about cultural, historical and political background of the country as well as practical travel advice and points of interest.

Access Online Here.

NoveList Plus

NoveList PlusFind 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 OntarioFind 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

Basic Reference Sources



Dictionaries & Thesauri


Government Directories


Phone and Postal Code Directories


Health Reference Sources

Service Ontario

Service Ontario and nearly 400 libraries across the province are making it easier for people to access Ontario government information and services online. You can expect faster and easier access to a range of government services at a location near to you.

Service Ontario Help at the Library

Rideau Lakes Public Library staff have received specialized training in Service Ontario information and services. We can offer the following assistance to our patrons:

  • Help accessing the site for information on programs, services or staff
  • Referrals to government staff who can provide you with specialized help
  • Answers to questions about government services
  • Downloading and printing of government forms

Service Ontario Online

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