Online Resources

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

Canadian Encyclopedia

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

CBC Corner

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!

Click Here to View in English | Click Here to View in French


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

Mango Languages

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

Music Online: Listening

Music Online: Listening is the most comprehensive and highest quality streaming audio collection, providing coverage in breadth and depth across all the key musical genres: Classical, Jazz, World, American, Popular, as well as unique, rare, and exclusive recordings. Click here for access: Music Online: Listening

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

Novelist 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

Teen Health & Wellness

Teen Health & Wellness provides middle and high school students with nonjudgmental, straightforward, curricular and self-help support, aligned to national and provincial standards. All content in Teen Health & Wellness is created for teens with their unique concerns and perspective in mind. Teen-friendly articles makes complex topics understandable. They also give insight into the teen experience—crucial for parents, teachers, librarians, therapists, and others who are a part of teens’ lives and support them. Click here for access: Teen Health & Wellness

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

Grant Connect

Grant Connect is a powerful and comprehensive fundraising research platform used by thousands of Canadian charities to search for and manage grants. Grant Connect helps charities thrive by combining philanthropic expertise, high quality donor data, leading technology, and a steadfast commitment to being an accessible and affordable solution for all Canadian fundraisers.

Access to Grant Connect 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: