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November 13, 2018
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Information you can trust at your fingertips! From community information to consumer reports, we’ll help you find the information you need to answer your questions.

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Discover new eBooks, borrow all your favorites and save future reads with the 3M Cloud Library app. Enjoy popular titles on the go, at home or in the library!
An essential genealogical tool with thousands of databases and billions of names. Search for records covering the census, vitals, immigration, military service and more. International coverage, including Canada. Access is available in library only.
A database of do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information for most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles.

Full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Each of the 100+ key topics of interest to Canadian researchers have an overview, point, counterpoint, and critical thinking guide.

Over 1,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers including Consumer Reports, Alive, Futurist, Vegetarian Times, Elle Canada, Canadian Living, Harrowsmith Country Living, Canadian Social Trends, Consumer Reports, Maclean's and Profit.

A digital library providing access to over 937,800 pages of Canada's printed heritage. It features works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th Century.

Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Included are more than 250 health reference books and encyclopedias, 1300+ drug patient education sheets, hundreds of medical images and diagrams, over 840 physician-generated videos and more than 650 consumer health magazines

Full-text Canadian magazines and newspapers, including selected articles from the Globe & Mail

Read the biographies of over 8,500 prominent figures in Canadian history. English and French language text available.

Borrow and read popular magazines on your computer or mobile device. Flipster provides instant access to a digital library of current magazine titles and their available back issues. Sign in with your library card to get started!

Download and keep up to 5 song credits per week from a music catalogue offering many of today's top artists, a broad retrospective collection, and music from around the world. Music videos are premium content and use 2 of your weekly download credit.

Every Monday your download usage is reset to zero.

This site provides G1 practice tests for anyone preparing for the written portion of the G1 driving exam.

Please note: This is not an official G1 test website. Please visit the Ministry of Transportation website for more information about licenses and driving tests.


Search the vital statistics, cemetery and land records, local historical books and business directories for names and subjects in Halton.

An extensive variety of Government of Canada and Statistics Canada publications are indexed on this site. Over 70,000 full-text electronic documents are freely accessible, with 500+ new titles added monthly.

If you are looking for information about federal, provincial or municipal services, please visit our Government Services webpage.

Search for local community services by subject, keyword or organization name.

Search full text articles in the local Halton Hills newspaper archives. Coverage includes the Acton Free Press, Georgetown Herald, Independent & Free Press, and Acton Tanner. Some smaller newspapers such as Halton Hills This Week and Georgetown Gemini are also available.

A vitural gallery of historical photographs, books, drawings, maps, videos, audio recordings, and other media from Halton Region.

Search for articles in the local newspaper archives of Milton, Burlington, Oakville, Halton Hills and Erin.

Instantly borrow free digital movies, TV shows, documentaries, and more! 24/7 access available with your library card.

Simple to access and use, without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed. All you need is your library card, a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started. The freedom you want is here, now. Sign up today!

Beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5 can find age-appropriate information on geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. A subcollection of Gale Databases.

Learn how to begin researching your family history or search the National Library and Archives. Special digital exhibits on Canadian history are also featured.

Say hello to Lynda!

With your library card you can now access, an online education service with an astounding collection of 3,500+ courses that includes more than 144,000 top-quality video tutorials taught by experts.

Grow your professional skill-set with! All video tutorials are free with your library card and available 24/7. You can even earn certificates of completion to upload to your LinkedIn profile.

This database provides access to more than 1,600 magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. It also contains an image collection with photos, maps and flags. Powered by EBSCOhost.

Novelist Plus is the premier database for reading recommendations, book reviews and author suggestions. It also provides lists of award winners and discussion guides for book clubs.


Children can search by author, title, series name or plot/subject to find their next new fiction or non-fiction title.

Meet Libby! Brought to you by Halton Hills Public Library and built by OverDrive.

This service provides downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks for use on your computer, e-reader, tablet or mobile device. Sign in with your library card to get started!


Access the digital collections of the Halton Hills Public Library and Esquesing Historical Society, or explore digital content from libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, government agencies, and private collections from across Ontario and Canada. This project is funded by the Ministry of Culture through the OurOntario project.

This database contains full-text articles from the most popular children's magazines. Students can learn about endangered species, space exploration, fitness and more. Powered by EBSCOhost.

Offers free access to over 36,000 titles in the public domain. Choose between ePUB, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.

ServiceOntario for Business offers easy access to Ontario government information and services for Business - from permits and licences to registering your business.

ServiceOntario for Residents - offers easy access to Ontario government information and services including health card registration; birth, marriage and death certificates; driver and vehicle licensing; business registration; fishing and hunting licences; address change; Newborn Registration Service; Ontario government publications and more.

Canada's national statistics agency. Provides updates on current social and economic conditions, including population growth, unemployment rates, and inflation.

A digital library that offers free access to video, music, radio dramas and ebooks in the public domain.

Interactive eBooks for kids! Follow along as your favourite book comes to life with graphics and sound in English, French, or Spanish.

An online library of e-books, read-alongs, audiobooks, graphic novels and National Geographic videos. For children grades 3 to 6.