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Books and Authors

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Looking for what to read next?  Get expert book recommendations and reading lists. Browse by author, genre, or title, or look through our expert picks and award winners.

Canadian Major Dailies

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Search full text articles from 21 major Canadian daily newspapers, including Globe and Mail and Toronto Star. 1985 to current.

EBSCOhost eBooks

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Selection of ebooks, primarily academic focus.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

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Handbooks, encyclopedias and other publications covering popular subjects. From Who Discovered DNA to Folktales and Fairy Tales, you’ll find a variety of interesting reads.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Kids

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Full-text encyclopedia articles to help students with research and homework assignments.

Globe and Mail Historical Newspapers

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Full page images of the Globe and Mail from 1844 - 2013. Easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Hoopla

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Stream or download music, movies, and TV shows directly to your computer or mobile device. Hoopla also contains e-books, e-audiobooks and comics.

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Libraries on the Go

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Borrow popular and bestselling eBooks and audiobooks in English and French.

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Local Newspapers 2000-Present

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Online articles from the Barrie Examiner, Orillia Packet and Times, Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin and Midland Free Press. February 2000 – Present.

MaBiblioNumerique

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Vous y trouverez des œuvres de fiction pour les adultes, ados, et enfants – albums, bandes-dessinées, et romans ainsi que des documentaires d’intérêt général.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

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Recommended reads and suggested authors for teens, ages 9-12 and ages 0-8. Covers popular fiction and nonfiction books and series for kids.

NoveList Plus

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Recommended reads and suggested authors for adults, teens, and kids. Browse popular fiction and nonfiction books and series by genre, read-alikes and what your reading ‘mood’ is.

PebbleGo

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Reading and research tools for Pre- Kindergarten to Grade 3. Learn about exciting topics like Animals, Science and Dinosaurs.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Centre

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Full-text classic and contemporary poems, short stories, biographies and essays.

PressReader

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Delivers full-colour, full-page images of over 6,000 newspapers and magazines from 120 countries in 60 languages the day they hit the newsstands.  Archives of up to 60 days are available as well as today's papers.  Advanced features include setting up your own collection of preferred titles, the option to join the conversation and comment on articles, automated translation, and the ability to listen to articles.  Includes the Barrie Examiner, Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, and many more Canadian and International titles.

RBdigital Online Magazines (Zinio)

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Full digital copies of popular English and French magazines. Read online on your phone, tablet, computer or Kindle, or download the app to read offline.  

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Toronto Star Historical Newspapers

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Full page images of the Toronto Star from 1894 - 2014. Easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

Tumble Biblio Enfants

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Elle inclut des livres pour enfants, des romans jeunesse, des romans classique, des vidéos, des casse têtes et jeux, des nouvelles graphiques et des livres en d’autres langues comme en espagnol et en anglais.

TumbleBook Library

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A collection of storybooks, read alongs, graphic novels, playlists, puzzles and more. Available in English, French and Spanish.

TumbleBookCloud

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eBooks, audiobooks and videos for Grades 7 – 12, available online 24/7. Includes chapter books, early readers and YA/Teen novels.

TumbleBookCloud Junior

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eBooks, audiobooks and videos for kids in Grades 3 – 6, available online 24/7. Includes early reader chapter books, children's classics and National Geographic videos.