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: Temporary at-home now available

  • 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

Digital Archive Ontario

  • Curated by Toronto Public Library
  • Free access to digital material of historical importance to Ontario and Canada.
  • Explore the history of your hometown and beyond with unrestricted access to Toronto Public Library's Special Collections and expert blog posts
  • A vast digital collection of high quality images including Ontario maps, fire insurance plans and views of towns and cities over time, culled from the Toronto Public Library's collection and dating back to the 1880s.

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


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