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  • Ancestry Library Edition

    For beginners and advanced genealogists,providing in-depth tools including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. Only available from within library locations.

  • AutoMate

    Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up to date service and repair information for thousands of vehicles.

  • Biography in Context

    Biography In Context is for those seeking information on the world's most influential people. Users can search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, as well as by keyword and full text.

  • Career Cruising

    Interactive Canadian career resource with assessment tools, statistics, detailed occupation profiles, and job descriptions and outlooks.

  • Consumer Reports

    Full text Consumer Reports Magazine. You can browse by year or search within the publication.

  • EBSCO Host-Canadian Reference Centre, Masterfile Premier and more.

    Searches The Canadian Reference Centre and MasterFILE Premiere with leading Canadian, U.S.and U.K. periodicals in full text(Business Week, Chatelaine, Macleans,Consumer Reports); includes photos, maps & flags Remote access available.

  • Explora Canada

    Explora searches EBSCO's most reliable content from leading magazines and reference books.

  • Explora Primary

    For elementary school research, this database provides access to age appropriate information on topics relevant to the curriculum. Remote access available.

  • Flipster

    Read digital magazines on your computer or mobile device including many popular Canadian titles.


    Practice tests for the G1 driver exam and M1 motorcycle exam. This site is not affiliated with MTO, DriveTest or any other government agency.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

    A selection of e-books featuring encyclopedias and specialized reference resources for multidisciplinary research. Subjects covered include alternative medicine, cancer, genetic disorders, medicine and nonfiction classics for students. Remote access available.

  • The Globe and Mail - Proquest Historical Newspapers

    Digitized full-image archive of The Globe and Mail newspaper starting when it was founded by George Brown in 1844 as The Globe and goes to 2015.

  • Grant Connect

    Grant Connect includes only those foundations and corporations whose main activity is grantmaking and whose funds are disbursed to a variety of organizations. It provides contact information, website, application procedures, funding interests and granting region for each foundation. Available in Library Only.

  • Health and Wellness Resource Center

    Consumer health database providing current information from over 400 health and medical journals, 2,200 general interest magazines, health encyclopedias and links to other Web sites. Remote access available.

  • Health Reference Centre Academic

    Created specifically for students,knowledgeable consumer health researchers and health care professionals, Health Reference Center Academic integrates millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, newspapers, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia.

  • hoopla

    hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow videos, music and audiobooks via a web browser, smartphone or tablet.

  • Kanopy

    Stream thoughtful and entertaining classic films, world cinema, documentaries and popular movies.

  • LearningExpress

    Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, to help you with citizenship,aptitude and employment tests including TOEFL, IELTS, LSAT, GED, MCAT, Can. Armed Forces, RCMP.

  • London Free Press

    Full-text coverage from the London Free Press, August 15, 1998 to present. Available only in Library (all locations). Search under News Archive on the left hand side. Please note: Company providing database is called Infomart.

  • is a free online education service with over 3,500 courses and more than 144,000 fascinating, high quality video tutorials.

  • Mango Languages

    Learn a language online at your own pace. Courses for learning English as well as a number of non-English languages. Basic courses for travelers, or more in-depth courses to take you beyond the basics. Remote access available.

  • Little PIM

    Mango for children - a fun and interactive online language learning system for ages 0-6 with access to 10 languages including English.

  • My Canada

    Learn how to communicate effectively in English while learning about Canada.

  • Novelist Plus

    Search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles. Find author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more. Remote access available.

  • Novelist Plus K-8

    Novelist Plus K-8 will help you find fiction and nonfiction books for school projects as well as your next favourite book. This database is filled with excerpts, first chapters, and reviews of books specifically for kids in Elementary and Middle School. Remote access available.

  • (In Library Use)

    Provides access to the latest news from the New York Times (available in English, Chinese and Spanish). Available in Library Only through this link.

  • (Off-site / Remote Access)

    Provides access to the latest news from the New York Times (available in English, Chinese and Spanish). For use when you are not at the library. Must create an account using your email and password.

  • O'Briens Online

    O’Brien’s Encyclopedia of Forms is a collection of provincial and federal legal forms useful for wills, leases, family law documents, trusts, and more. Accessible from inside any London Public Library location.

  • PebbleGo

    A pre-K to grade 3 database for reading and research. PebbleGo includes built-in reading and research tools for emerging readers. PebbleGo makes learning and improving reading and research skills fun, building on children’s interest. Two separate databases: PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Earth & Space, are simple to navigate and offer key reading supports of read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting.

  • PressReader

    Online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format.

  • RBdigital Magazines for Libraries

    First time? How to get started.The world's largest newsstand offers digital magazines without holds, checkout periods, or limit to the number of magazines you download.

  • Reference Canada Business Directory

    Find accurate, phone-verified information on companies in Canada in this database of 1.5 million businesses. Search criteria include: location, employee size, sales volume, and NAICS codes. Remote access available.

  • Road to IELTS Academic

    Preparation help and practice tests for the IELTS test.

  • Road to IELTS General

    Preparation help and practice tests for people pursuing secondary education, work and training programs.

  • TumbleBookCloud Junior

    TumbleBookCloud Junior is geared to reading levels grades 3-6, and has over 300 titles of early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audiobooks and National Geographic videos. Remote Access is available.

  • TumbleBookLibrary

    TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. Available as an app. Remote access available.

  • World Book Kids

    A fun and interactive tool including articles, videos, reports, activities, and games. It is designed for learners in grades 1 through 4.

  • World Book Student

    Features all the articles from the print version of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research.