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, the award winning K-3 database for reading and research provided by EduReg and Capstone Publishing, features three distinct databases for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students:
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
Download digital eBooks and audiobooks anytime and then transfer to your portable device.
Try the new one-tap reading app from OverDrive called Libby. It is the easiest way to get started with digital books and audiobook form your library. Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android, iOS, or Windows 10 device.
Facts & General Reference
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.
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 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.
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.
** Normally access is only available within our facilities, Due to the pandemic, Proquest has made Ancestry.ca available to Brock Libraries patrons at home for a limited time(currently until Dec 31 2021)
- To use this service, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request the password
- Navigate to our temporary Ancestry.ca Login page and use the password provided when prompted, then click the "Launch Ancestry.ca" button
- If you have any trouble please email us for assistance
Language Learning Programs
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.