Trent Hills Public Library offers a wide range of eBook, audiobook, video, and research databases. Stay connected with our free online resources – all available with your THPL library card!
Ancestry is a genealogy research tool with data from census, military records, court, land, probate, vital and church records, passenger lists, etc. It covers Canada, the US, UK, and some European countries.
Access to the library edition of Ancestry is only available from inside the library either via one of our public computers or your own laptop using our Internet connection. Click here for access: Ancestry Library Edition
AtoZ World Travel
AtoZ World Travel is a comprehensive travel resource containing 202 Travel Guides covering 75 topics for each of 202 world cities. Topics include travel essentials, security, neighborhoods, excursions, food and restaurants, culture, language, and more. Click here for access: AtoZ World Travel
The Canadian Encyclopedia, a free, bilingual online resource and the only established national encyclopedia of its kind in the world, offers the largest collection of authored, accurate and continually updated articles focused on Canada’s history and culture. History, politics, arts, science and more: the Canadian Encyclopedia is your reference on Canada. Click here to access: Canadian Encyclopedia
Centre for Equitable Library Access Collection
The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) is a service that is available through Trent Hills Public Library to provide reading materials in accessible formats to patrons with print disabilities. We offer a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats. Books are available in audio, braille, and accessible eBooks (including DAISY) for adults, young adults, and kids. Patrons taking advantage of this service can download their books, pick them up at the Library, or receive them by mail to their home free of charge. Access to the CELA collection is available to people who are unable to read conventional print due to a disability, which includes learning, physical, and visual. Contact the Library for more information or visit the CELA website at www.celalibrary.ca
Discover the best Canadian shows, stories & more
This one-of-a-kind digital portal allows you to access a wide variety of content including trusted news, local stories, entertaining TV and radio shows, award-winning podcasts, educational kids content, innovative podcasts, a free English and French language learning app, news in foreign languages and much more!
Kanopy is a video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment that offers films, TV shows, documentaries, as well as children’s programming (Kanopy Kids). Get free access with your library card (10 per month per user; Kanopy Kids is unlimited). Click here to access: Kanopy
Language is an adventure! Learn languages in a fun and efficient way with real-life conversations, native-speaker audio and cultural context. Mango’s language-learning methodology gives you the confidence to go a little further down that road less traveled. Click here to access: Mango Languages
Newspaper Source Plus
Newspaper Source Plus provides a full-text digital collection of the world’s major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers and newswires and offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources. Click here for access: Newspaper Source Plus
Novelist K-8 Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers. Click here for access: Novelist K-8 Plus
Looking for you next great read? NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, presenting fiction, nonfiction and audiobooks and includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more. Click here for access: Novelist Plus
OverDrive (Ontario Library Service Download Centre)
Enjoy 24/7 access to the library’s collection of eBooks, audiobooks, and online magazines! Click here for access: OverDrive (Ontario Library Service Download Centre)
To borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet, use the Libby app by OverDrive. It’s free and easy to get started for new users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/
World Book Activity Corner
Activity Corner offers thousands of activities with easy, clear instructions, photographs, illustrations, and more. Every activity also contains a list of materials for easy reference and can be printed, e-mailed, or saved in its entirety to your personal computer. Click here for access: World Book Activity Corner