Your Brampton Library membership offers access to a wide range of free digital resources, in addition to free access to our borrowable physical materials, for all ages and interests. Brampton Library’s digital library has enjoyed tremendous growth over the past few years especially in the categories of e-books and audiobooks. As a responsible service provider, we are constantly evaluating our purchasing decisions, taking into consideration both cost and usage. Like any organization, we are also impacted by circumstances beyond our control. At this time, we are providing the following digital collections service updates for your information.
1. While we are pleased to continue to offer access to free digital newspapers and magazines through PressReader, effective December 31, 2020, the RBdigital platform and apps will no longer be available. Previously known as Zinio, RBdigital is coming under the ownership of KKR & Co. media company and will therefore no longer be operating as an independent library service. Please visit our RBdigital FAQ for more information.
To read full colour digital issues of current and popular magazines from over 120 countries in over 60 languages for free with your Brampton Library card, we encourage you to try PressReader. Enjoy the convenience of reading in your web browser, or download the Pressreader app for iOS or Android. See getting started with PressReader to learn more.
2. Effective December 31, 2020, My Canada will no longer be offered. For helpful resources designed for Canadian Citizenship test preparation, we recommend the following:
- LearningExpress Library includes a Canadian Citizenship Centre with practice tests, free with a Brampton Library card. To learn more, see getting started with LearningExpress Library
- The official IRCC Discover Canada Study Guide is available for free online, or you can place a print copy on hold through Brampton Library.
- Settlement.org has a resource list compiled to help you prepare for the Canadian Citizenship test, including practice tests available through http://www.citizenshipcounts.ca/
3. Effective December 31, 2020, World Book Online Suite will no longer be offered. Included in this collection are World Book Advanced, Early Learning, L’Encyclopédie Découverte, and World Book Kids. For helpful resources designed for K-12 homework help and research, we recommend World Book Student for elementary and middle school students, and Gale General OneFile for grades 8 and up.
4. Last but not least, we have made the difficult decision to remove access to Freegal from our website, effective January 31, 2021. Please visit our Freegal FAQs for more information, including instructions on how to download, transfer and keep your music downloads
Thank you for your attention to these updates and for using our services!. If you need assistance, or would like to share your feedback or concerns, please contact us through ask a question or call 905-793-4636.