How to use the Online Library

Access the Grimsby Public Library's Online Library for free on your computer or device. Click to explore resources or use your library card to access our digital collections. Download library apps to your phone or tablet and take the library anywhere you go. To see a full listing of digital resources available through the Grimsby Public Library visit our Online Library A - Z page.

Go to the Online Library A - Z

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Research your family tree at the Grimsby Public Library using Ancestry Library Edition. This service is for in-library use only. 

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Go to cloudLibrary

Get e-books for free using cloudLibrary. Read on your computer, on an e-reader, or download the app for your phone or tablet. Library card required.

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Go to Flipster

Use Flipster to view and download free digital magazines. Included are a variety of popular magazines and hundreds of back issues. Library card required.

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Go to Hoopla

Borrow free digital music, e-books, movies and more using Hoopla digital. Access to read, listen or watch anywhere you go. 
Library card required.

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Go to Mango

Mango Languages has online courses for over 70 different languages. Find basic courses for travelers, and more in-depth courses to take you beyond the basics. 
Library card required.

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Search the Grimsby Newspaper Index for birth, death and marriages from local newspapers. Find digitized copies of Grimsby Independent newspapers  1885-1949.

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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. Library card required.

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Get fast, streamlined access to current and back issues of Consumer Reports. Expert, comprehensive, and unbiased product reviews. 1984 - present. Powered by Ebscohost. 
Library card required.

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Research almost any topic by searching thousands of free articles and quality resources through the main MasterFILE database, or the Canadian Reference Centre, Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia and more. Library card required.

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Search NoveList Plus for free book suggestions based the authors, titles, writing styles, and genres you enjoy. Find books for kids using NoveList K–8 PlusLibrary card required.

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Browse Career Resources

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

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Visit the Grimsby Chautauqua Digital Collection to find historic photos, postcards, and documents related to the history of Grimsby Beach.

To learn more about the Online Library or for general inquiries email us or call 905-945-5142.

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