Learning and Online Courses

Registration at the Adult Information Desk is required to access this database but, with a username and password, you can access over 60,000  eBooks including literary classics and criticisms, computer science, business and history. There are also over 2,000 French Language and 1,500 Spanish Language titles available. Learn more about the library's download guides.

Gale Courses offers hundreds of free, college level courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Six-week long courses are taught entirely online by instructors, and new sessions begin every month. There are over 300 different courses available at no cost to you! (Please note that some course content, especially in relation to legal and tax requirements, is focused on United States).

LearningExpress Library Edition provides eLearning solutions for personal, academic and workplace success. Practice tests are available over 100 different skills, including the Canadian Citizenship practice test.

LitFinder contains more than 140,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, as well as thousands of short stories, essays, speeches, and plays.

Mango Languages’ PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages and makes it fun; no snoozefests here. And with free mobile apps, learning through film, and the coolest promotional materials around, it's no wonder Mango is the most popular language-learning resource in public libraires.

TechBoomers.com is a free educational website that teaches older adults and others with limited computer skills how to use the most popular websites on the Internet. The website has over 100 free courses on many different types of websites and apps.

The ILC offers distance education courses designed for independent study. The courses meet the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education and count towards a Secondary School Deploma. ILC courses are delivered using an independent study model which can: enrol in a course at any time of the year; study anytime and anywhere; work at your own pace; and have qualified Ontario certified ILC teachers available to help by email or by phone. The cost is nominal and usually about $40.00 per course for qualified students.