Brampton Library access

Access to these resources requires a Brampton Library card.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Access to Ancestry Library Edition is available on-site at all Brampton Library branches and this resource requires a Brampton Library card.

Ancestry Library Edition is 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, church, court and immigration records, and vital statistics. Search and discover narratives, oral histories, photos, historical maps, indexes and abstracts to other resources.  

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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 and suspense, romance, sci-fi) non-fiction (biography, history, self-help), classics, and the Spanish language.

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Audiobook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Get instant access to audiobooks for all ages and interests from EBSCO. Search or browse by category, listen to sample clips, and download audiobooks in a few easy steps. Use the EBSCO audiobooks app for iOS (App Store) or Android (Google Play) on your smartphone or tablet for on-the-go listening. 

New to EBSCO audiobooks? Visit the Getting started with EBSCO audiobooks page for more details.

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Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse HelpNow is an online service designed to support students at every stage of learning. HelpNow features a live tutoring service, where instructors trained in the Ontario curriculum are available to help students through virtual chat and an interactive whiteboard. Get feedback on your writing, access lessons on K-12 subjects, find resources for ESL learners, and practice tests for the EQAO, OSSLT, Canadian Citizenship, GED, and more.
Tutors are available to assist you from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm every day.

New to Brainfuse HelpNow? Visit the Getting Started with Brainfuse HelpNow page for more details.

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Brainfuse JobNow

Brainfuse Job Now is an online service designed to support every step of the job search process. JobNow features live job coaching and interview practice, and a full-service resume lab to help you craft a winning resume.
Job coaches are available to assist you from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm every day.

New to Brainfuse JobNow? Visit the Getting Started with Brainfuse JobNow page for more details.

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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.

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Canadiana Collections

The Canadian Research Knowledge Networks provides free access to the Canadiana collections, which include materials from the 16th century to the first half of the 20th century.

  • Canadiana Online contains published materials from libraries and other institutions across Canada, including 19 million pages of monographs, serials, government publications, and more covering everything from literary works and historic speeches to newspapers, magazines, and cookbooks.
  • Héritage is a collection of digitized microfilmed documents from the archival holdings of Library and Archives Canada. Héritage includes 900 collections comprising 41 million pages of archival records, the majority of which are handwritten and date from the 17th to mid-20th centuries.

cloudLibrary

Access thousands of ebook and audiobook titles for all ages and interests through a user-friendly lending service platform. Benefit from 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.

New to cloudLibrary? Visit the getting started with cloudLibrary page for more details.

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Creativebug

Creativebug is an online learning resource that gives you access to thousands of high quality, on-trend arts and crafts classes. Find your next creative project in knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, food and home, paper crafting, kids activities, and more! Benefit from an unlimited number of free classes, self-paced and designed for all skill levels, available anytime on your desktop or mobile device.

New to Creativebug? Visit the Getting started with Creativebug page for more details

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Digital Archive Ontario 

Digital Archive Ontario is an online resource for digitized historical collections with an Ontario focus, including archived photographs, postcards, maps, video interviews with Canadian authors and thought leaders, and more. Explore over 100,000 digitized items and benefit from free, reliable access to online reference material for research, teaching and lifelong learning

Digital Archive Ontario is an initiative from the Toronto Public Library and is made available to all Ontario communities thanks to generous support from the Government of Ontario. 

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eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Get instant access to e-books for all ages and interests from EBSCO. Search or browse by category and start reading instantly in your web browser. EBSCO e-books can also be downloaded to a tablet or mobile device, or transferred to an e-reader.

New to EBSCO e-books? Visit the Getting Started with EBSCO e-books page for more details.

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G1.ca

Provides free online practice tests to help you prepare for the G1 driving exam. Note: G1.ca is a privately-owned website that is not affiliated with or operated by DriveTest, MTO, or any other government agency.

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Gale Courses 

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

New to Gale Courses? Visit the getting started with Gale Courses page for more details.

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Gale General OneFile

A one-stop resource for general research, covering a wide range of topics and areas of study. Includes full-text access to thousands of magazines, news articles, academic journals, images, and audiovisual media. Benefit from relevant up-to-date content, intuitive searching, subject guides, and sharing and collaboration tools that help support everyday research. 

New to Gale General OneFile? Visit the Getting started with Gale General OneFile page for more details.

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Gale literature criticism

Access an extensive collection of literary analysis spanning 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.

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The Globe and 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, and obituaries.

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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, and TV series on your computer or mobile device. Note: Each Brampton Library cardholder can stream up to 10 videos per month with three (3) day (72 hour) viewing access for each streamed video.

New to Kanopy? Visit the Getting started with Kanopy page for more details.

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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand library of instructional videos covering the latest business, technology and creative skills. Get unlimited access to over 16,000 courses, taught by recognized experts and available in seven (7) languages. Benefit from personalized course recommendations and learning tools that can help you achieve your full potential.

New to LinkedIn Learning? Visit the getting started with LinkedIn Learning page for more details.

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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.

New to Mango Languages? Visit the Getting started with Mango Languages page for more details.

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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.

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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.

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O'Reilly 

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O'Reilly's online learning solution provides instant access to the latest e-books and online learning content from today’s major technology and business publishers. Designed to support students and professionals working to advance their careers, O'Reilly curates content from trusted sources to help learners upskill in specialized areas and prepare for what's next. Learn in a way that works with your schedule — with certification guides, practice exams, case studies, interactive tutorials, and videos — available on-demand.

New to O'Reilly for Public Libraries? Visit the Getting started with O’Reilly for Public Libraries page for more details.

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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.

New to PressReader? Visit the Getting started with PressReader page for more details.

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Resume Builder

Build a professional resume online in three easy steps! Benefit from guided resume writing tips, sample resumes by career/industry, customizable resume templates, and flexible download options and sharing features. 

For creating or editing resumes on-the-go, check out the Got Resume Builder app for Android (Play Store) and iOS (App Store).

This resource is made freely available thanks to Got Resume Builder.

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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.

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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 and tutorials from British Council experts, practice zones, downloadable ebooks, and timed practice tests.

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Scott’s Directories (Canadian Business)

Scott's Directories is Canada's leading business information provider. Scott's Canadian Business is an ideal resource for the business-to-business community, featuring Canadian companies, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, industrial and B2B service organizations, and more, all in one easy-to-use directory database. With over 180,000 detailed company profiles and over 330,000 executive contacts, Scott's is your best source for making meaningful connections with the right professionals for your business needs. 

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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, and obituaries.

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TeenBookCloud

An online collection of books for middle- and high-school students. No need for checkouts, waitlists, or downloads — TeenBookCloud 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 and classic favourites in fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel categories. Available 24/7 and accessible on any desktop or mobile device. 

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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 and classic favourites in fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel categories. Available 24/7 and accessible on any desktop or mobile device.

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TumbleMath

Get instant access to TumbleMath, an online collection of math storybooks designed for K-6 students, and learners of all ages. TumbleMath combines animation, narration, and sound to create engaging stories that effectively teach math concepts. All books come with supplemental materials including lesson plans, instructional videos, educational games, and quizzes to support learning anytime. 

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TVO Learn

TVO Learn is a free online resource, designed to help you support your child’s learning in Mathematics, Language, Sciences and Technology, Social Studies and more. Get free and instant access to engaging lessons and activities that can supplement learning at school, online, or at home. This resource is curated by TVO’s Ontario-certified teachers to support the Grade 1-12 Ontario curriculum and is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education. 

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TVO Mathify 

TVO Mathify is a free online math tutoring service, available to students enrolled in Ontario’s publicly funded English-language schools. Students in grades 6-11 are connected one-on-one with Ontario certified math teachers, and work through math problems using an interactive whiteboard in the online classroom. Students will need to create a free account to use this service. To learn more, visit the TVO Mathify website.

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TVO mPower

TVO mPower is a free online gaming platform, designed to build skills and confidence in STEM subjects for K-6 students. Developed by TVO Kids and Ontario Educators, TVO mPower includes more than 65 online games that bridge math learning from school to home with fun, curriculum-aligned content. Students will need to create a free account to use this resource. To learn more, visit TVO mPower FAQ.

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