Use the Grimsby Public Library on your computer or device with our free Online Library. Click to explore resources or use your Library card to access the following digital collections: 

  • Access to censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, and other documents to build your family tree.

AutoMate Automotive Repair 

  • Accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of vehicles.
  • Includes diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

CANSIM (previously E-STAT)

  • Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database.
  • Updated daily, CANSIM provides access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.

Career resources 

  • Find links to job search engines, career guides, local career and educational resources, certification and apprenticeship programs, and more.

Cloud Library 

  • Free downloadable e-books and eaudiobooks
  • Read on your computer, use an e-reader, or download the app for your phone or tablet.
  • The Cloud Library app is available in the App Store and Google Play

Consumer Reports 

  • Fast, streamlined access to current and back issues of Consumer Reports magazine
  • Expert, comprehensive, and unbiased product reviews
  • Content from issues dating from 1984 to present

Ebsco MasterFILE 

  • Access to thousands of periodicals, reference books and primary source documents
  • Access to the Canadian Reference Centre, Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, e-books and e-audiobooks.
  • A large image collection

Explora for Primary Schools 

  • Access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research in an easy to use format
  • A platform that is designed specifically with elementary school students in mind

Explora for Public Libraries 

  • Rich and reliable content, easy-to-use functionality, and a dedicated search interface.
  • Categories organized by popularity to get research ideas, topic overviews, and relevant articles.


  • View and download free digital magazines.
  • Access to a variety of popular magazines and hundreds of back issues.
  • The Flipster app is available in the App Store and Google Play

Frontier Life 

  • Documents and images relating to the movement of Europeans to Africa, Australasia and North America from the 17th to the 19th century.
  • A fully searchable platform with easy-to-use navigation

Grimsby Chautauqua Collection 

  • An extensive catalogue of digitized archival images, documents and artifacts related to the history of Grimsby Beach and the Grimsby Chautauqua
  • A fully searchable platform with easy-to-use navigation

Grimsby Newspaper Index

  • Birth, death and marriage announcements from local newspapers.
  • Find digitized copies of surviving Grimsby Independent newspapers from 1885-1949.


  • A huge selection of e-books, e-audiobooks, music, movies, television shows, and graphic novels
  • Check out a limit of 5 new items per month
  • The Hoopla app is available in the App Store and Google Play

Just for kids 

  • Free research tools for school projects and homework
  • Educational websites

Mango Languages 

  • Online courses for over 70 different languages.
  • Basic courses for travelers, and more in-depth courses to take you beyond the basics.
  • The Mango app is available in the App Store and Google Play

NoveList Plus 

  • Free book suggestions based the authors, titles, writing styles, and genres you enjoy.
  • Find books for kids using NoveList K–8 Plus.
  • French versions available
  • Book descriptions, reviews, read-a-likes, articles and ratings


  • for e-books and e-audio


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