The Halton Hills Public Library has a range of services and resources for students, parents and teachers.

Canadian Citizenship Kits

These kits contain information about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and what it means to be Canadian. They can be used by new Canadians, civics classes, Scouts and Guides groups or anyone who wants to learn more about being a Canadian. The kits can be requested through our Catalogue.

Local History Kits

Learn about key events in the history of Halton Hills including the history of Georgetown, Acton and surrounding communities. Local History Kits can be signed out for a six week period. They are great for school projects, teachers, and the general public.

Language-Learning

You can find books and audiobooks to help you learn a new language and study for IELTS or TOEFL exams. We also host English Conversation Classes at the Georgetown Branch. For more information on upcoming classes, please visit our Events Calendar.

Online Databases

You can access our online databases for student and personal research. The databases can be logged into from home or anywhere you have an internet connection. For some databases you will need your library card number to log in.

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

This resource provides students with essays that present many sides of a current issue. There are 100+ key topics of interest to Canadian researchers with an overview, point, counterpoint, and critical thinking guide.

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Canadian Reference Centre

You can find over 1,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers including Consumer Reports, Alive, Futurist, Vegetarian Times, Elle Canada, Canadian Living, Harrowsmith Country Living, Canadian Social Trends, Consumer Reports, Maclean's and Profit.

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CPI.Q. Canadian Periodicals

Full-text Canadian magazines and newspapers, including selected articles from the Globe & Mail.

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Dictonary of Canadian Biography

Read the biographies of over 8,500 prominent figures in Canadian history. English and French language text available.

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Early Canadiana Online

This is a virtual library with full-text historical content about Canada, including books, magazines, and government documents. The collections include Aboriginal Studies, the Hudson's Bay Company, Women's History, and more.

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Internet Archive

This is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

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Kids InfoBits

Beginning researchers from kindergarten through Grade 5 can find information about geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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Lynda.com

You can learn new skills and upgrade your current knowledge with this online education service. There are over 3,500 courses with more than 144,000 video tutorials taught by experts. All Lynda.com video tutorials are free with your library card and available anywhere you have an internet connection.

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MasterFILE Premiere

This database has access to magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. It also contains an image collection with photos, maps and flags.

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NoveList Plus

Novelist Plus is the premier database for reading recommendations, book reviews and author suggestions. It also provides lists of award winners and discussion guides for book clubs.

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NoveList Plus K-8

Children can search by author, title, series name or plot/subject to find their next new fiction or non-fiction title

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Primary Search

This database contains full-text articles from the most popular children's magazines. Students can learn about endangered species, space exploration, fitness and more.

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 Project Gutenberg

This site offers free access to over 50,000 titles in the public domain. Choose between ePUB, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.

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