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.  

The resources listed below are commercial services who policies concerning privacy and user information differ from that of the Region of Waterloo Library. For more information, please refer to privacy policy and terms and conditions linked below each resource.

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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!

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 CBC Corner Logo Discover the best Canadian shows, stories & more. This digital portal allows you to discover trusted news, entertaining TV and radio shows, education kids content, news in foreign languages and much more!



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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.

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Read while on the move! downloadLibrary offers a variety of videos, audiobooks, eBooks and magazines. 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.

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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.

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 Freegal Music 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.

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Watch Tutorial: How to Download Music with Freegal

 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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HeritageQuest Online

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online and its in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.


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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. 

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Watch Tutorial: Introduction to Hoopla

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.

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 Kanopy logo

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.

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Watch Tutorial: Introduction to Kanopy

 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.

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 Niche Academy

Niche Academy has easy-to-follow tutorials about our library’s e-resources, basic computer skills, research essentials, and exclusive recorded Region of Waterloo Library program content.

 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!

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 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. 

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Watch Tutorial: Finding Read-alikes using Novelist


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!  

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View Tutorial: Introduction to PressReader

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.
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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. Also available as an app, Tumble Book Library can be found in the Apple App store and Google Play

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