All resources and services are free with your Brampton Library card and can be accessed from home, school, or on the go! To view a playlist of all our virtual tours, check out our YouTube channel.

Teachers: if you want to track your student's progress, contact us for the list of Mission Completion Code Words.

Quick links

Resources for junior, intermediate, and secondary grades

Reading

Find information about E-Books and audiobooks.

CloudLibrary: Thousands of e-books and audiobooks are available for all ages. Apple and Android apps are available for mobile devices. (Access a video virtual tour of this resource here!)

EBSCO e-book collection: Academic publications and textbooks, available online or in the Apple or Android app for mobile devices.

NoveList: This resource is designed to help readers of all ages find new books and read-alikes of their favourite authors or titles.

TeenBookCloud: No checkouts or holds, books can be accessed simultaneously. Features classic literature and newer titles, especially hi-lo books.

TumbleBooks: An online collection of books for preschoolers, elementary school children, and their families. Make reading a fun experience for kids with read-along storybooks that feature adjustable online text and complete audio narration.

Learning

Access and learn more through the online learning

Brainfuse HelpNow: Get live, on-demand homework help from professional tutors, expert feedback on writing, exam preparation resources, and learning support at school and beyond. Support is available in English and French. For more details, check out our virtual BrainFuse tour. 

Kanopy: A vast library of documentary films and TV episodes to help with understanding a wide variety of topics. For Kindergarten to grade six (6), find a number of documentaries on history, science, and languages in Kanopy Kids. For intermediate and senior grades, find more than 6,000 documentaries, films about the arts, global studies and languages, health, science, social sciences and even instructional lessons for grades K-12.   

LinkedIn Learning: Online instructional videos taught by recognized experts in business, creative, and technology industries. Courses in areas of interest like student success, college essay prep, learning everyday math, study skills, and more. 

Mango Languages: Prepare for realistic conversation and strengthen everyday communication skills with over 70 world language courses and more than 20 ESL/ELL specialty courses. Available on any desktop or mobile device.

TumbleMath: Get instant access to TumbleMath, an online collection of math storybooks designed for K-6 students. All books come with supplemental materials including lesson plans, instructional videos, educational games, and quizzes, to support learning anytime.

Virtual STEM Challenge: Library staff has created these short videos and detailed instructions for your use in the classroom. Most challenges involve inexpensive everyday classroom materials 

Researching

Canadiana collections: The Canadian Research Knowledge Networks provides free access to the Canadiana collections, which include materials from the 16th century to the first half of the 20th century. Collections include monographs, serials and government publications.

Gale General OneFile: Reference database providing access to a large collection of scholarly journals, periodicals, newspapers, and reference content. (these are great for developing the research skills needed in post-secondary school work). Research is made easy with citation tools, highlights, and notes. Send articles directly to email, Google Drive, or Microsoft OneDrive. Browsable topics including careers, computers and technology, education, health, history, news and current events, personal finance and taxes, self-help, and self-improvement.

PressReader: Introduce students to the latest news and current events by accessing newspapers and magazines from around the world in more than 60 languages!

ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Globe and Mail and Toronto Star): Archives dating from the 1890s to the mid-2010s. Great for historical research and learning about primary source materials!

Ask us!

For the 2021-22 school year, our Brampton Library experts offer instructional videos and discussion questions to learn about the following topics in your classroom:

  • Fake news vs. facts
  • How to research just about anything
  • Digital privacy: who has your data?

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information about these topics. 

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