Brampton Library Access

Access to these resources requires a Brampton Library Card

Resources By Name

Ancestry Library Edition

(Access Online at Brampton Library Branches)

A genealogical resource that primarily provides coverage from the 1500s–2000s for Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Highlights include access to census, vital, church, court and immigration records. Search and discover narratives, oral histories, photos, historical maps, indexes and abstracts to other resources.

Archambault

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Parlez-vous français? Check out Archambault's French ebook collection. It has a wide variety of electronic titles from Quebec and includes French translations of English works. Browse, checkout titles, and place holds, available 24/7 on any desktop or mobile device. Get started by downloading the Bluefire Reader for Windows, Android or iOS. All you need is your library card to set up an account and get started. For support information, check out Archambault’s FAQs.

AudioBookCloud

Listening to audiobooks on-the-go has never been easier! No need for checkouts, waitlists, or downloads: AudioBookCloud allows you to stream audiobooks on-demand. Browse and add titles to your favourites list from categories including fiction (mystery & suspense, romance, sci-fi) nonfiction (biography, history, self-help), classics, and the Spanish language.

Audiobook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Audio books from EBSCOhost are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can browse by category or subject, listen to sample clips, and download audiobooks in a few easy steps. Get started by downloading the EBSCO Audiobooks app for iOS & Android. For support information, check out EBSCO’s Audiobook User Guide.

Business Plans Handbook 

Provides actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

CloudLibrary

Access thousands of eBook & eAudiobook titles for all ages and interests through a user-friendly lending service platform. Benefit from an intuitive browsing, downloading, reading, and listening experience with automatic returns and no overdue fees. Available 24/7 and accessible on any desktop or mobile device. Note: The cloudLibrary app is required to read checked out titles.

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

eBooks from EBSCOhost are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Browse by category or genre/subject, view table of contents, and download eBooks in a few easy steps. For reading on your smartphone or tablet, download the Bluefire Reader for Android or iOS. For reading on an e-reader, computer or laptop use Adobe Digital Editions For support information, check out EBSCO’s Audiobook User Guide.

Freegal

Download and keep music tracks and videos from a vast selection of popular releases. Enjoy tens of thousands of popular artists in hundreds of musical genres. Sign in with your library card today and download directly to your computer or mobile device. Note: Each Brampton Library cardholder can download up to 5 music tracks per week (1 music video counts as 2 downloads)

Gale Courses

Gale Courses provides easy-access to over 365, 6-week long courses led by expert college instructors. With a focus on professional & personal development, course coverage includes topics in business, technology, education, law, health & wellness, personal finance, and more. Sign in with your library card and benefit from an unlimited number of free courses, available 24/7 and accessible on any desktop or mobile device.

Gale PowerSearch

Gale PowerSearch is a multidisciplinary research and reference database providing access to a comprehensive collection of scholarly journals, periodicals, newspapers, and reference content.

Gale Small Business Builder

Gale Small Business Builder provides a step-by-step process that enables users to produce complete business plans and other documents essential for gaining access to capital and growing their enterprise. This program is built for aspiring entrepreneurs and those with existing small businesses in non-profit and for-profit industries.

The Globe & Mail (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Access full page reproductions of the Toronto Star newspaper with retrospective coverage from 1844 to 2014. Search and discover articles, photographs, maps, advertisements, classified ads, political cartoons, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, and more.

Kanopy

Stream movies and TV, including kid friendly films through the Kanopy Kids portal. Sign in with your library card today and access over 30,000 Popular Movies, Documentaries, Indie Flicks, World Cinema, Classic Films, TV Series, and more on your computer or mobile device. Note: Each Brampton Library cardholder can stream up to 10 videos per month with 3 day (72 hour) viewing access for each streamed video.

 Literature Criticism Online 

Access an extensive collection of literary analysis spanning all time periods, genres, and regions of the world. Content includes tens of thousands of hard-to find essays, as well as scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals. Available 24/7 and accessible on any desktop or mobile device.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com provides a wide range of online instructional videos taught by recognized experts in business, creative, and technology industries. Popular subjects include audio production, business skills, graphic design, marketing, photography, project management, and software training. Benefit from an unlimited number of free courses, available 24/7 and accessible on any desktop or mobile device.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages provides an easy, fun, and effective way to learn how to speak another language. Prepare for realistic conversation and strengthen everyday communication skills with over 70 world language courses and more than 20 ESL/ELL specialty courses. Benefit from free self-paced language lessons, available 24/7 on any desktop or mobile device.

My Canada

My Canada is an interactive learning tool which helps users learn about Canada and prepare for the Canadian Citizenship test. Each learning module is available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced learners and covers topics including Canadian history, geography, government and culture. Canadian citizenship practice tests are also available.

NoveList 

Finding your next great read is easy with NoveList! This helpful resource is designed for children, teen and adult readers, helping fiction enthusiasts find new books and read-alikes to their favourite authors or titles. Benefit from advanced search, browse by genre, or mix-and-match appeal factors to create customized results that fit your literary cravings.

NoveList K-8 

Finding your next great read is easy with NoveList K-8! This helpful resource is designed specifically for younger readers, helping kids find new books and read-alikes to their favourite authors or titles 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.

OverDrive

Take your library on-the-go with thousands of new and popular eBook & eAudiobook options to discover and enjoy. Browse and search the collection, borrow and place hold on titles, keep track of your reading history, recommend titles for purchase, and benefit from automatic returns and no overdue fees. Available 24/7 and accessible on any desktop or mobile device.

PressReader

Read full­-colour, digital versions of today's top newspapers and magazines from around the world in over 60 languages. Read your favorite titles anytime, anywhere from your desktop or mobile device. Note: The Globe & Mail on PressReader is only available for online access at Brampton Library branches.

RB Digital (formerly Zinio)

Read full-colour, digital issues of current & popular magazines. Benefit from no waitlists, return dates or limits on accessing content with the freedom to download & keep magazines for as long as you like. Read your favorite titles anytime, anywhere from your desktop or mobile device.

Reference Canada

(Access Online at Brampton Library Branches)

Reference Canada is a comprehensive directory containing detailed information for 1.9 million Canadian businesses. Build your own search with advanced tools to access industry profiles (business type, size, location), business demographics (employees, sales volumes, credit rating scores), management directories, financial data (expenditures), and more.

Road to IELTS

The Road to IELTS (International English Language Testing System) General training module provides users with over 120 hours of intensive English vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking tasks. Access advice videos & tutorials from British Council experts, practice zones, downloadable ebooks, timed practice tests, and more.

Road to IELTS Academic

The Road to IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic training module provides users with over 120 hours of intensive English vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking tasks. Access advice videos & tutorials from British Council experts, practice zones, downloadable ebooks, timed practice tests, and more.

Something About the Author

Something About the Author provides comprehensive online access to primary sources & critical articles for children’s and young adult literature as well as biographical profiles of authors and illustrators.

STEM Village

STEM Village guides students through development paths in science, technology, engineering, and math using fun learning tools, games, and assessments that identify knowledge gaps and direct new learning. This education program is based on the Ontario Curriculum and compliments hands-on programming and services currently available in Brampton Library branches. Note: To get started, parents will need to create an account and add their children to provide unlimited access to STEM Village.

Toronto Star (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)

Access full page reproductions of the Toronto Star newspaper with retrospective coverage from 1894 to 2015. Search and discover articles, photographs, maps, advertisements, classified ads, political cartoons, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, and more.

TumbleBooks

An online collection of books for preschoolers, elementary school children, and their families. No need for checkouts, waitlists, or downloads: TumbleBooks allows you to read and listen to books on-demand. Make reading a fun experience for kids with read-along storybooks that feature adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Children can also access popular, award winning & classic favourites in fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel categories. Available 24/7 and accessible on any desktop or mobile device.

TumbleBookCloud

An online collection of books for middle- and high-school students. No need for checkouts, waitlists, or downloads: TumbleBookCloud allows you to read and listen to books on-demand. Improve reading and comprehension skills from a collection of hi/lo literature and enhanced novels that feature professional narration and line by line text highlighting. Get instant access to high-school curriculum reads including Shakespeare’s plays and other classic works. Students can also access popular, award winning & classic favourites in fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel categories. Available 24/7 and accessible on any desktop or mobile device.

World Book Advanced

Designed for students in grades 8 and up, this powerful reference tool includes encyclopedia, multimedia, online books, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search. World Book Advanced is optimized for tablets for the ultimate mobile research experience.

World Book Early Peoples

World Book Early peoples is a resource designed to help students explore the history of ancient cultures including the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Native Americans, and Chinese, among others. Learn fascinating facts about the rise of each civilization or culture, social structure, religion and beliefs, advances in science and the arts, daily life, and cultural legacy in the modern world.

World Book Early World of Learning

World Book Early World of Learning is an online resource designed to help preschool and kindergarten children grasp critical early learning concepts. Includes six fun and interactive learning portals that focus on developing vocabulary and reading comprehension skills through stories, games, and videos.

World Book L'Encyclopédie Découverte

World Book L'Encyclopédie Découverte is a resource designed to give beginning French students a rewarding online learning experience. Includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.

World Book Inventions & Discoveries

World Book Inventions & Discoveries is a resource designed to help students explore the impact of the inventions and discoveries that continue to shape our world today. Learn about advances in agriculture, engineering, communications, economics, manufacturing, the arts, astronomy, transportation, warfare, medicine, mathematics, and everyday items.

World Book Kids

World Book Kids is a resource designed to give younger students a rewarding online learning experience. Includes thousands of easy-to-read articles, engaging images and illustrations, interactive games and activities, and teacher resources.

World Book Living Green

World Book Living Green is a resource designed to help students explore important environmental issues and green living practices. Discover important current issues impacting our planet about efforts to reduce human impact. Includes activities and teacher resources to encourage critical thinking and help reinforce concepts of sustainable practices in everyday life.

World Book Student

World Book Student is a resource designed for elementary and middle school students. Access all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles and multimedia. Students can also benefit from research tools including a citation builder, dictionary, and resource guides.

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