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Digital Library

Caledon Public Library is very excited to offer this A to Z list of online resources in our Digital Library, you can enjoy anytime, anywhere, from your computer or device.

Don’t have a library card but want to take advantage of our Digital Library offerings? Sign up for a Temporary Instant Card at www.cpl.social/tempcard

Need help? Click the question mark buttons or open the Tutorials slider on the right side of the page to learn how to use some of our most popular online resources.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition provides access to billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more (in-library use only).

Beanstack

Beanstack lets you track independent reading time, and help build a culture of reading.

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse HelpNow is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services, academic support, collaborative and self-study tools for students K-12 as well as adult learners. Real-time online tutoring in support of the K-12 Canadian curriculum is available every day from 2-11 pm.

Brainfuse JobNow

Brainfuse JobNow provides live online assistance, powerful tools and other resources for job-seekers including: live interview coaching, resume development and feedback, career resources and an adult learning centre. Career coaches are available online every day from  2-11 pm. 

Canadian Citizenship Course

Canadian Citizenship Course provides practice questions based on the the official study guide Discover Canada. Learn about Canada’s history and geography, economy, symbols, justice system, governing system and the rights and responsibilities of being a Canadian. Follow these steps for free access to Canadian Citizenship Course.

Canadian Reference Centre

Canadian Reference Centre contains thousands of full-text biographies, reference materials and an image collection.  This database provides an optimal research experience for students keeping up with current events or studying Canada’s global involvement.

CBC Corner

CBC Corner (en français: L’espace Radio-Canada)is a digital portal that brings together the wide variety of free CBC and Radio-Canada digital content and resources into a single experience. Includes current news and events in 7 different languages, as well as audio and video for adults, kids and teens. Also includes Mauril, an English/French language learning platform.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports provides unbiased and evidence-based product testing, ratings, and reviews for thousands of consumer products.

CPI Q

CPI Q (Canadian Periodicals Index) provides over 1,300 newspapers, magazines, journals, and books, covering a wide range of subjects related to Canada in English and French.

Creativebug

Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.

DIY Auto Repair

DIY Auto Repair provides accurate, authoritative, and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. It includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost provides thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks with a wide range of subject categories for adults and children. It has an academic focus, covering classic literature, business, technology and more.

Download on the App Store

FamilySearch

FamilySearch is a free, family history research tool that provides online access to billions of historical records.

Create an account to log in and search from anywhere, or log in to your FamilySearch account from within one of our library branches to access additional records available through affiliate libraries only.

G1.ca

G1.ca is an online database that provides free G1 practice tests that are required to obtain a G1 Ontario Driver’s License. It also includes a FAQ section.

Gale Courses

Gale Courses lets you sign up for six-week, instructor-led, online Gale courses. They are are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones.

Gale in Context: Elementary

Gale in Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) is the perfect educational product for today’s young learners. It’s a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library contains full-text research books covering topics such as science, religion, world issues, history and much more.

Globe and Mail Historical Newspaper

The Globe and Mail Historical Newspaper archive provides online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of politics, society and events from 1844-2019.  

Hoopla

Hoopla lets you borrow movies, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows on your computer, tablet, phone or TV!

Download on the App Store  Get it on Google Play

Can’t find what you want in Hoopla? Try Overdrive for books, or Kanopy for movies.

Kanopy

Kanopy lets you stream classic cinema, indie films and top documentaries to your computer, phone, or tablet.

Download on the App Store  Get it on Google Play

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning, previously Lynda.com, offers free online courses and instructional videos created by real-world industry experts in business, software, technology and creative skills. Over 16,000 courses are available in various languages.

App users: when prompted for a library ID, please use “caledonlibrary”

Little Pim

Little Pim is the leading language learning program for kids age 0-6, developed by Mango Languages. Access learning videos in 12 languages, a parent/teacher guide, printable lessons and fun activities. 

LOTE4Kids

LOTE4Kids allows kids to enjoy the magic of over 3000+ books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English), both in library branches and at home. Books are available in over 65+ languages. Kids can also watch each LOTE title translated and narrated in English to help with reading and literacy development.

Download on the App Store  Get it on Google Play

Mango Languages

Mango Languages offers access to 70 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. It is the only language learning resource to teach through film.

Download on the App Store  Get it on Google Play

Masterfile Premier

Masterfile Premier provides full text for magazines, reference books and primary source documents, as well as general reference magazines and publications. This database covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

Merck Medical Manual

Merck Medical Manual is an online reference resource for consumers containing current information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, tests and news.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids provides 200 National Geographic Kids books, full issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 to the present, and more than 500 pictures that you can freely download for educational use.

Niche Academy

Niche Academy connects you with interactive tutorials to help you get the most out of your library’s digital library resources, and provides training for social media, productivity tools, and much more.

Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus is a readers’ advisory resource that provides information about books and helps you find something to read next. It includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists for both fiction and nonfiction, and audiobook recommendations and samples.

Novelist Plus K-8

Novelist Plus K-8 is a readers’ advisory resource designed to help young readers find books that are just right for their reading level and interests.  Novelist Plus K-8 provides reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction.

Overdrive / Libby

OverDrive provides access to a vast online collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and movies. The collection is shared with libraries throughout Ontario, but we also purchase titles for the exclusive use of our members. Download the Libby app to access Overdrive on your mobile device.

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

Can’t find what you want in Overdrive? Give Hoopla a try!

Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies

Philosophy: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies is a primer to the study of philosophy, including many diverse philosophical traditions worldwide.

PressReader

Pressreader provides online access to newspapers and magazines from around the world in full-colour, full-page format. It’s just like reading the print version, including the articles, pictures, and classifieds. Pressreader also has Auto-Translate which allows you to read the world’s best publications in any language.

Download on the App Store  Get it on Google Play

Primary Search

Primary Search contains full-text for popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Children can learn about a variety of topics, including endangered species, famous musicians, fitness and space exploration.

Road to IELTS Academic

Road to IELTS Academic: online interactive activities, practice tests and answers for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test geared towards those applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. Only 6 users allowed at one time.  If database is unavailable, please try again in a little while. Cannot be accessed using Microsoft Explorer.

Road to IELTS General

Road to IELTS General:  online interactive activities, practice tests and answers for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) general test that focuses on basic skills in broad social and workplace contexts. Only 6 users allowed at one time.  If database is unavailable, please try again in a little while. Cannot be accessed using Microsoft Explorer.

Techboomers

Techboomers.com is a free educational website for older adults and inexperienced Internet users.  Techboomers will show you how to use popular and trusted websites and Internet-based applications.

Toronto Star Historical Newspapers

The Proquest Toronto Star Historical Newspapers archive provides access to full page reproductions of the Toronto Star newspaper with retrospective coverage from 1894 – 2019. Search and discover articles, photographs, maps, advertisements, classified ads, political cartoons, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, and more.

Tumblebook Library Premium

The Tumblebook Library Premium collection has over 1,100 titles for children grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles and more.

Download on the App Store

TVO's Digital Learning Resources

TVO’s Digital Learning Resources complement learning and are created with Ontario educators to maximize engagement, relevance, and student success.