Online Resources

The library's Online Resources are great sources for entertainment or research. Access full text documents, articles, ebooks, eaudiobooks, streaming video and other great resources that are updated regularly. The best part is they are available 24/7 for free with your library card.  

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Ancestry Library Edition (In-library use only)

Includes census, vital, church, court and immigration records from Canada, United States and the United Kingdom. Great beginner and advanced researchers!


 Career Cruising logo Use CareerCruising to explore careers and post secondary education options. Browse in-depth profiles of hundreds of different careers, build your resume, see and hear from people in your field through multimedia interviews. 
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Creativebug includes unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Experience the joy of creating with award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists.


Creativebug is a commercial service whose policies concerning privacy and user information differ from that of the Region of Waterloo Library. For more information, please read Creativebug's Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use.

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Developed and managed with resources from the Toronto Public Library, Digital Archive Ontario is a unique and vast digital collection of high quality images culled from the Library's collection and dating back to the 1880s.

 downloadLibrary logo Read while on the move! downloadLibrary offers a variety of videos, audiobooks and eBooks. Download the file. Listen to books on your computer, mp3 player, iPod or in your car. Sign in with your library card. Smart phone and tablet users can also look for the Libby app in their app store.
 eBooks & Audiobooks on EBSCOhost logo EBSCOHost eBooks and eAudiobooks include the latest books on careers, cameras, cancer, machine tools etc., plus hundreds of children's classics.
fiero code logo Fiero Code is a self-guided online software program that teaches you how to code through hundreds of coding tutorials and dozens of real-world projects. To create a Fiero Code Club account, click "Sign up" at the bottom of the sign in page.
 Freegal logo Love music? Download up to 5 mp3s weekly for free from Freegal. Keep the files you download forever! Choose from popular Sony catalogue artists representing all areas of music from country to rock, hip hop to jazz.
 G1 Practice Tests logo Be prepared for your driver's licence with G1 Practice Tests for cars, M1 practice test for motorcycles, G1 and M1 test simulators as well as an FAQ with detailed answers to 100+ MTO-related questions. 
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Hoopla is a digital library enabling you to stream movies, full music albums, eBooks, eAudiobooks, TV episodes, comics and graphic novels from their website or mobile app. Best of all there is no waiting for titles and their collection of half a million titles is growing every day! Stream up to 3 items per month. 

Ontario 411 Ontario 211 is a local website to help you find the right community and social services. Search for health services and supports; financial and social assistance; children and youth services; seniors services and more.
 Kanopy Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform offering a collection of award-winning films and documentaries, short films, and movies. Kanopy Kids includes great programming like Sesame Street, Arthur, Babar and Franklin. The Great Courses is also available to patrons who are looking to learn a new skill or build their knowledge. Each library patron is allowed 7 credits per month but enjoy all of Kanopy Kids for just one credit.
 Mango logo Learn another language, or improve one you already know, using Mango Languages! Free apps for iPhone and Android users so you can take your learning with you as you travel.
 NoveList K-8 Plus logo Is your child looking for a new book to read? Check out NoveList K-8 to search for great kids' authors, titles, featured articles, award winners and more!
 NoveList Plus logo Looking for the perfect book? Use NoveList Plus to search for author read-alikes, recommended reads, book discussion guides, feature articles, award winning titles and more. It includes more than 220,000 fiction titles and 60,000 non-fiction titles. 
Pebble Go logo PebbleGo is a great research tool for younger children, from kindergarten to grade 3, that is educational and fun to use! It includes modules on animals and outer space with dozens of lessons for each topic. PebbleGo also includes printable assignments, games, and a “Question of the Day” to inspire learning.
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Use this discovery portal to search across hundreds of sites. make it easy to find audio, video, text, government documents, images and collections about Ontario, or from an Ontario organization.

 PressReader PressReader is amazing! It provides online access to hundreds of sought after newspapers and magazines on a wide variety of topics from over 100 countries. Use our online instructions to get started!  
 TeenBookClub logo Aimed at youth grades 7 to 12, TeenBookCloud offers unlimited access to eBooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books.
Transparent Language Language learners can build vocabulary, practice skills, and maintain what they have learned with Transparent Language Online, available anytime, anywhere in 110+ languages, including Cree, Ojibwe, and Oji-Cree. Transparent Language also offers English language-learning materials for speakers of over 30 languages.
 Tumble Book Library logo TumbleBook Library Premium includes read-along titles, chapter books, early readers, high interest/low level material as well as animated storybooks, puzzles and games. Follow along as a story is read to you or play games that help you learn how to read better.

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