Free access to more than 10,000 magazine, newspaper and journal articles, free downloads of audio books and e-books, films and much more.
Libby – For e-books and audiobooks
Libby is a user-friendly app for downloading e-books and audio books to your cell phone or tablet. For Apple products you will find the app at the App Store, and for Android phones and other tablets, you will find the app at Google Play.
Here is a short video on how to install Libby to your device. (Note, that depending on the device you are downloading to, some details may differ.)
Our library’s e-book and audiobook subscription is offered through the Ontario Library Service Download Centre. The Libby App will help you connect from your devices and start downloading e-books right away (see above). You can also click here to go directly to the Download Centre. From there you can create an account by clicking ‘Sign In’ at the top of the page, then search for our library and use your library card number to sign in.
Drop-in sessions on e-book basics are taking place at the library on Thursday evenings between 7 – 8pm. Come on by and get some quick pointers – and start enjoying all that the OLS Download Centre has to offer!
Gale offers a variety of resources for education, lifelong learning, and academic research. Whether you are looking for peer-reviewed articles; full-text magazines, newspapers, and eBooks; primary source documents; and videos or podcasts, Gale puts the right vetted content and tools at your fingertips!
To sign in to the Gale Databases, enter the password: trillium
One of the world’s leading information agents providing quality content, including print and e-journals, research databases, and more. Includes access to: the Canadian Points of View Reference Centre; the Home Improvement Reference Centre; NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 (a great way to find your next read); an AudioBook Collection; several eBook Collections, including Canadian-specific collections and collections for kids; the Canadian Reference Centre; the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia; and MasterFILE Premier, a multidisciplinary database providing full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
Ancestry is an excellent resource with information on more than 8 billion people. Includes photographs, memoirs, maps and more! ***IMPORTANT*** (The Ancestry website is only accessible at the Killaloe and District Public Library).
This digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas.
Digital Archive Ontario (formerly the Virtual Reference Centre)
Explore Ontario, present, past and future, through historic photographs, maps, digitized books, videos, and blog posts. Developed and managed with resources from the Toronto Public Library, Digital Archive Ontario provides free access to a unique and vast digital collection of high quality images including Ontario maps, fire insurance plans and views of towns and cities over time, culled from the Library’s collection and dating back to the 1880s.
The National Film Board of Canada’s award-winning online Screening Room, featuring over 3,000 productions. Films on this site can be streamed free of charge, or downloaded for your personal use for a small fee. The collection includes documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works. We showcase films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians—stories about the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts and more.
Internet Archive is a nonprofit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Today our archive contains:
- 279 billion web pages
- 11 million books and texts
- 4 million audio recordings (including 160,000 live concerts)
- 3 million videos (including 1 million Television News programs)
- 1 million images
- 100,000 software programs