2022 resource update
Brampton Library takes great responsibility in being an effective steward of the public’s resources. Each year, all eResource subscriptions are assessed for performance, demand and return on investment. We look at key indicators, including year-over-year growth, estimated cost per use, and renewal cost, to determine subscription recommendations for the upcoming calendar year. We also examine content quality and availability, accessibility, user experience, customer feedback, and other factors to inform these decisions.
After careful review and consideration, the following online resource subscriptions will no longer be offered, effective December 30, 2021.
Though the last day for Cantook Station access will be December 30, 2021, we are pleased to provide free access to French-language e-books through cloudLibrary. For free digital issues of French-language magazines and newspapers, we encourage you to discover PressReader. See Getting Started with cloudLibrary and Getting Started with PressReader to learn more.
LearningExpress Library Canada
The last day of access to LearningExpress Library Canada will be December 30, 2021. If you found LearningExpress Library helpful, we highly recommend you try Brainfuse HelpNow.
Brainfuse HelpNow is a service that supports students at every stage of learning and includes study materials, practice tests, and live one-on-one support with an online tutor. You can also get help with Microsoft Office, access career resources, and find support for the EQAO, OSSLT, Canadian Citizenship, and GED. See Getting Started with Brainfuse HelpNow to learn more.
For profession-specific test preparation, you can check out the following resources:
- An online guide is available for the RCMP Entrance Exam (RPAB) https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/preparatory-guide-rcmp-entrance-exam-rpab
- Study guides for the NCLEX-RN, MCAT and others can be borrowed in print and e-book formats from Brampton Library. Check our catalog for availability.
Though the last day of access to STEM Village will be December 30, 2021, we are pleased to provide free access to resources for K-8 learning.
- Brainfuse HelpNow gives students access to learning resources STEM subject areas in SkillSurfer, aligned with the Ontario curriculum. Live, one-on-one help is available online every day from 2:00 pm-11:00 pm to support students with homework and STEM learning. See Getting Started with Brainfuse HelpNow to learn more.
- Gamify your child’s learning experience with Launchpads! Launchpads are educational tablets, pre-loaded with apps, videos, and games designed for hours of interactive learning. Some themes of interest include Critical Thinking & Strategy, Math, Science, and STEAM. Go to our catalog to place a hold.
- Check out our Virtual STEM Challenges for fun, educational activities you can try with materials found around your home.
- Visit Student Resources on our website to discover more options.
World Book Student
Though last day of access to World Book Student will be December 30, 2021, we recommend the following free options for K-8 research support:
- For help with research, Brainfuse HelpNow gives students access to live, one-on-one help every day from 2:00 pm-11:00 pm. If you have a written assignment, you can submit it to the Writing Lab to get feedback. See Getting Started with Brainfuse HelpNow to learn more.
- Search the catalog to find sources for your research topic. We have print volumes of the World Book Encylopedia and other great sources to choose from. If you need research help from library staff, use the online Chat feature on our website, send a question, or visit your nearest library branch.
- Check with your school to learn about research databases available for elementary students (i.e. PDSB students can access resources through their BYOD accounts, and DPCDSB students can connect to these resources online).
We appreciate your use of Brampton Library’s eResources and apologize for any inconvenience these service changes may cause.
For additional assistance, please contact us through Ask a Question or call 905.893.4636.
Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support of Library services.