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Online Databases

Online Databases

Do research 24/7

These databases allow you to do research in magazine and newspaper articles covering a wide range of subjects. You can find the fulltext for many major Canadian newspapers, and current and back issues of over 1,000 magazines.

Many of our databases are available through the library's web site 24/7, whether from the library, home, school or work.

PLEASE NOTE: You will now need your 14-digit library card number AND your 4 digit PIN in order to access many of our online resources. .

Kids eReading Room - Libraries on the Go

The Kids eReading Room includes ebooks and audiobooks (both fiction and nonfiction) for elementary and middle school students, including early readers, chapter books, YA/Teen novels. Libraries on the Go is powered by OverDrive.


Tumblebook Library

A collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) and TumblePuzzles. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format. French and other language titles are available.



An online collection of ebooks with audio read-along including chapter books, early readers, YA/Teen novels, for both middle and high schools students, plus classics of American and English literature. Features all audiobook titles formerly held on AudioBookCloud. Powered by TumbleBooks.


TumbleBookCloud Junior

TumbleBookCloud Junior includes ebooks and audiobooks, for kids grades 3-6, including early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio book, and National Geographic videos. Powered by TumbleBooks.