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Online Resources -24/7 available anytime anywhere

Online databases are available to those with a Grand Valley Public Library card. Click on the link to each database and enter membership card number (Patron ID) when prompted to do so. 


Books and Reading



overdrive and libby   Overdrive/Libby eBooks - eBook or eAudio for your phone, tablet or computer

Ontario Library Service Download Centre (OVERDRIVE)

Grand Valley Public Library Catalogue

Library Catalogue

Tutorial:  How to log in, search and place a hold in the library catalogue


flipster magazines  Flipster Magazines  - subscription magazines available for your phone, tablet or computer


pressreader logo  Pressreader - Access to more than 7,000 of the world's top newspapers & magazines. Enter your membership card number and PIN (library account password).                


 pressreader logo  Pressreader - Access to more than 7,000 of the world's top newspapers & magazines.  Enter your membership card number and PIN (library account password).

Reading References

novelist k- 8 plus  Novelist K-8 Plus suggested read-a-likes and authors for kids and teens

novelist plus  Novelist Plus suggested authors, read-a-likes, character styles and more

fantastic fiction  Fantastic Fiction - author lists and book lists

goodreads   GoodReads - listed good reads, authors and new releases

forest of reading   Forest of Reading Selections - Canadian authors, illustrators and publishers selected releases for children

Cela  CELA - Centre for Equitable Library Access

Ancestry & Local History

Ancestry Library Edition

 Ancestry  Ancestry Library Edition - Family Searching in the Library. This database is only available for use in the library.  To use Ancestry Library Edition at home during COVID-19, you must log into your library account to access the Ancestry Link. Log into your account.  Date for home use extended, available until the end of June 2021.

Museum of Dufferin

 Museum of Dufferin - Born as Dufferin Museum, Reimagined as Museum of Dufferin

 Our Ontario

 Our Ontario Our Ontario - discover local digital material

 Tweedsmuir History Book

 School Finder  Local Tweedsmuir History Book - online searchable

Driver Training

 Driver Training
 Driver Training Icon  Driver Training - G1 and M1 Practice Tests, G1 and M1 Test Simulator, Frequently Asked MTO questions


 Mango Languages
 Logo Mango languages  Mango Languages - Learn new languages FREE with your library card

Library Virtual Programs

 Children's Programs

Baby & Toddler Time

Story Time

Community Story Time Reads

Cocoa Club

Snacks 'n Crafts

 Family Programs

Community Story Time Reads -- Follow along as a prominent community member or business owner/staff read a story aloud to you. Ages 0-5 but parents, grandparents, older siblings and caregivers may also enjoy listening!

 Teen Programs
Adult/Senior Programs
Coffee, Conversations & Books --Collaboration with Dufferin County Libraries; Orangeville Public Library, Shelburne Public Library, and Grand Valley Public Library for conversation with local authors.


 Freegal Music
 freegal music  Freegal Music Downloads - download 5 songs and stream 3 hours each week

Research/Homework Tools


 Canadian Encyclopedia Canadian Encyclopedia - Canadian content, timelines and articles 

world book encyclopedia  World Book Encyclopedia - Search different categories ranging from early learners to student


Canadian Periodicals  Canadian Periodicals -comprehensive list of Canadian magazines and journals and are digitized for reasearch and print convenience
General One File  General One File -digitized journals and information for research and papers

Gale Databases  Gale Cenage Databases - specified categorized databases for research and projects;  fully digitized

kids infobits   Gale in Context: Elementary - Formerly known as Kids InfoBits, a great website for projects for school and for general learning

Literature Resource Centre  Literature Resource Centre -full text articles about all things literature

Canadian reference centre  Canadian Reference Centre - With thousands of articles covering current events or studying Canada's global involvement.

newspaper source plus  Newspaper Source Plus - provides a full-text digital collection of the world's major news content

 Homework Help

Goldfish Online Learning  Goldfish Online Learning and Tutoring - for all grades and learning levels

excel easy  Excel Easy - Online Excel Tutoring

Vehicle & Small Engine Repair

 Vehicle Repair
 chiltons manuals  Chilton's Manuals - full automotive repair manuals available for download and print
 Small Engine Repair (snowmobile, tractors, lawnmowers, watercraft and more)
 small engine repair reference centre  Small Engine Repair Reference Centerfull text repair and maintenance manuals for all small type engines

World Info - Travel, Maps, Culture & Food

global road warrior  Global Road Warrior - Maps and cultural information
a to z food  A to Z World Food - Recipes and food culture from around the world.

global road warrior  Global Road Warrior - Maps and cultural information

a to z maps online   A to Z Maps Online - Wonderful site for every type of map needed for school, travel or fun.


 a to z world travel  A to Z World Travel - Travel the world from the comfort of your home.

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