e-Resources

The Brock Township Library subscribes to several electronic databases covering a wide variety of subjects.

Your Brock Township Library card is required to access these e-resources remotely. (i.e. from home). Direct access is available at each library branch.

*** NEW *** Residents can now sign up for an online access card only. Go to the online access card registration page and fill in the necessary information. The library will email you your library card number and PIN within 1-4 business days. Access cards are valid for 6 months.

The databases are listed below alphabetically by Subject Area:

Children's Learning, Reading, and Reference Resources

PebbleGo

PebbleGo, the award winning K-3 database for reading and research provided by EduReg and Capstone Publishing, features four distinct databases for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students:

PebbleGo Animals

PebbleGo Science

PebbleGo Social Studies  * new for 2022

PebbleGo Health

Theses databases have built-in reading and research tools, and are expertly leveled for emerging readers. there are audio prompts to support navigation, and all articles include narrated text and highlighting.

E-books and Audiobooks

Browse, search and discover. There are thousands of ebooks and audiobooks available for reading free from your library.

OverDrive Download Centre

Download digital eBooks and audiobooks anytime to your desktop and then transfer to your portable device.

Libby

On portable, smart devices use the new reading app built by OverDrive called Libby. A fresh and easy way to borrow digital books and audiobooks for free from your library. Install the Libby app from the App Store or Google Play on your Android, iOS, or Windows 10+ device, or use it in your web browser at libbyapp.com.

 

Facts & General Reference

Frontier Life : Borderlands, Settlement & Colonial Encounters

This online collection captures the lives of people living on the edge of European settlement across the various frontiers of North America, Australia, and New Zealand. Through a huge array of digitized primary source materials it documents the creation of new states, trade networks, and movements of people in these regions alongside the marginalization and decline of Indigenous peoples. Material ranges across four centuries, from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century.

G1.ca
This online resource provides G1 practice tests for anyone that is preparing for the written portion of their G1 driving exam.
NOTE: This is NOT an official G1 test website, please visit http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/ for more information about licenses and driving tests.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. NoveList's expertise in books and reading means that you'll always get the best help for finding just the right books.

 

 

 

NoveList Plus K-8

NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

 

 

Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

Whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist, or historian - inside the more than 8,000 available databases, here, you can unlock the story of your with sources like census records, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps and more.

** Access is only available within our facilities.

 

Language Learning Programs

Lingo Lite

LingoLITE helps users learn basic words and phrases in 30 languages. It is a vocabulary builder and contains thousands of native speaker video clips in languages including Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Chinese, Farsi, Hindi, German, Swahili, Thai, and 18 others. The LingoLITE system helps users learn vocabulary up to four times faster than any other method.

LingoLITE was designed anyone who wants to learn basic terms and phrases in a new language. The resource has glossaries for greetings, introductions, food, transportation, relations, numbers, and more.

 

Streaming Movies & Television

Kanopy

Kanopy is a streaming service of thoughtful, educational movies and television series for adults and kids.

Visit our Kanopy Information page for more information.

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