eResources

We currently offer access to a range of online resources, some available exclusively through our website. If you are asked to enter your library card number, please enter all 14 digits on your Pembroke Public Library card to access the resources.

The only exceptions are Overdrive and Libby. Please use digits 6-13 of your library card for access.


Academic Research

Canadian Information Resource Centre
Sign in here with your library card to access Canadian Almanac and Directory, Health Guide Canada and Canada Who’s Who.  Access thousands of records on Canadian organizations, her government, business, schools, financial and cultural institutions.

Directory of Open Access Journals
The DOAJ is an online directory with access to journals covering a wide range of topics including History, Music, Education, Law & Science.

Educators 200
Perfect for teachers and administrators, this set includes over 250 titles covering the latest technologies, developments, instruction and coaching breakthroughs.

General Reference Center Gold
General Reference Center Gold provides access to magazines, newspapers, trade publications, and reference books through one easy interface. This general interest database offers the latest content covering current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

Virtual Reference Library
The VRL is a subject-based, reliable, Internet information source with special focus on Canadian and Ontario information.


eBooks & eAudiobooks

Ebsco
Create a free account to download ebooks and audiobooks.  Also, has an app available!

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

Libby, by OverDrive
The new Libby app is the easiest way to get started with digital books and audiobooks. Libby is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10.  Easy to use, available 24/7 and no late fees. Use only digits 6-13 on your library card for access.

OverDrive
Download eBooks, audiobooks, music and movies to your computer and other devices. Get the Overdrive app free from your favorite online app store for easy access on mobile devices. If you need help with your devices please stop by the library! Easy to use, available 24/7 and no late fees. Use only digits 6-13 on your library card for access.

Project Gutenberg
Via Project Gutenberg you can download over 33,000 free eBooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android, or other portable device.

Standard Ebooks
High quality open source ebooks available here for download.

TumbleBook Library
For kids and those young at heart: Tumblebook Library includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English (such as French and Spanish), graphic novels and math stories.

University of Toronto Libraries: Local Digital Special Collections
Developed by the University of Toronto Libraries, this impressive collection houses a wide range of ebooks, images and special collections.


French eBooks & eAudiobooks

Cantook Station Library (French eBooks)
Bienvenue dans la collection numérique francophone du Service des Bibliothèques de l’Ontario!

OverDrive (French version)
Our French portal for Overdrive. Check out french eBooks, audiobooks, and movies! Chose language at top left of web page.


Career Services

Career Cruising
Get a free account to build your own portfolio.  Use the Career Matchmaker to find a job that matches your interests. Explore careers and learn about hundreds of different jobs from accountant to zookeeper.  Look into education and training to find the college, university or apprenticeship you need.

Glassdoor
A comprehensive career resource with information on thousands of companies. Glassdoor includes salary and bonuses and details for specific jobs at specific companies, as well as actual interview questions and hiring process details. Also included are reviews written by employees that highlight the pro’s and con’s of working for a particular employer.

Service Canada: Finding a Job
A range of tools here to help you search job listings, create a résumé, choose a career, and assess your skills.


Children’s Resources

Early World of Learning
This is a leading online resource for preschoolers and children in the early primary grades.  Offers narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colours, opposites, and more.

Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits delivers trusted, age-appropriate online content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school—and a lifetime of learning.

Little Pim
Language learning for little ones! Children will love following along with Little Pim, the adorable cartoon panda bear who serves as the “teacher.” Includes: Spanish, French, English/ESL, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Korean, and Portuguese.

TumbleBook Library
For kids and those young at heart: Tumblebook Library includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English (such as French and Spanish), graphic novels and math stories.


Computers & Technology

Digital Learn
Online computer courses for beginners! Includes starting out, being safe online, connecting with others on the internet and much more!

Free Online Learning
GCF (Goodwill Community Foundation) hosts this website with lots of tutorials on a wide range of topics including digital skills, technology, different kinds of devices and Microsoft Products. Other tutorials include job hunting skills, math and grammar.

TechBoomers.com
Here you’ll find tutorials on the most popular and useful websites on the Internet, from social networks and dating sites. You can even learn how to listen to music, watch videos, and have phone calls right on your computer through the power of the Internet. They also have special resources dedicated to 50+ adults.


Digital Magazines

Flipster
Instant access to the magazines you know and love in an easy-to-read digital format. Download the Flipster app free or use online.  For PC, you must have an internet connection to read magazines.  Get the app so you can download and read offline!

Time Magazine
Read all issues of Time magazine online, including the current issue!


Driver Education

Online Driver Education Program
Practice for your G1 driver’s license for car and motorcycle! Detailed FAQ section for MTO-related questions.


Finance

Canadian Financial Literacy Database
Your one-stop shop to find information on budgeting and money management, insurance, saving and investing, taxes and fraud prevention, and so much more.

Canadian Information Resource Centre
Sign in here with your library card to access Canadian Almanac and Directory, Health Guide Canada and Canada Who’s Who.  Access thousands of records on Canadian organizations, her government, business, schools, financial and cultural institutions.


Genealogy & History Research

Ancestry (library edition)
A Genealogical database. Find census, birth, marriage, death records and more. This database is available ONLY from inside the library. Come and take a look!

Canada GenWeb Project
A gateway to Free Canadian Genealogy organized by province.

The Canadian Encyclopedia
Canada’s national encyclopedia! Starting out in print, now online and interactive, and covers events, culture, history and and landscape.

Early Canadiana Online
This virtual library holds the most complete set of full-text historical content about Canada, including books, magazines and government documents.

Genealogy and Family History
From Library and Archives Canada: complete information for genealogy and family history research.

Library and Archives Canada
Library and Archives Canada’s (LAC) collection is the shared documentary heritage of all Canadians and spans the entire history of our country. The collection contains materials in all types of formats from across Canada and around the world that are of interest to Canadians.

Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group
Non-profit organization specializing in the study of the genealogy of the families who live or lived in the Upper Ottawa Valley in Renfrew and Pontiac Counties.


Health

The medical and healthcare information on these sites is intended as an information resource only and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

BioMed Central Journals
Database of research articles with a concentration on the health sciences.

Health Canada
Government of Canada’s collection of health related resources and services.

MedBroadcast
Canadian-based consumer health care information.


Hobbies & Crafts

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Centre
Find detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby! Full articles from popular hobby and craft magazines!


Languages

Mango Languages 
Fast, easy and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language.

Little Pim
Language learning for little ones! Children will love following along with Little Pim, the adorable cartoon panda bear who serves as the “teacher.” Includes: Spanish, French, English/ESL, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, German, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Korean, and Portuguese.


Law

Canadian Legal Information Institute
A virtual library of Canadian legal information.

Directory of Open Access Journals
The DOAJ is an online directory with access to journals covering a wide range of topics including History, Music, Education, Law & Science.


Literature

The Literature Network
Searchable online literature for the student, educator, or enthusiast.

KindredSpaces
KindredSpaces is an online repository for all things L.M. Montgomery.  Curated by the L.M. Montgomery Institute, University of Prince Edward Island, the website houses three main collections:  Periodicals (contains over 400 of Montgomery’s short stories, poems, and articles), Books (rare and international editions of her works, and reference works in which she’s mentioned), and Special Items (artifacts and printed memorabilia).


Movies

BBC Landmark Video Collection
Watch a collection of documentaries from the BBC! Sign in with your library card and then click on “My Collections” on the left to access the movies.

Indigenous Cinema
Access 200+ short and full length films by Indigenous directors for free through the National Film Board of Canada.

Kanopy
Kanopy is an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films. Sign up for an account, use your library card and stream movies!  Get the app for your devices.  Watch 5 movies per month, per card. Read instructions when you sign in for more information.


Travel & Food

A to Z World Food
Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world. 174 Country Cookbooks in one online Resource. Learn to make classic dishes from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

A to Z World Travel
A comprehensive travel guide providing practical information for experiencing the world and all its wonders, for travelers
and students alike. 202 world cities included. Topics include: attractions, city facts, climate & weather,excursions, food, health, language, maps, money & banking, Neighborhoods, nightlife, security briefing, shopping and transportation.

Global Road Warrior
This resource contains guides for 175 countries worldwide. Each of the 175 country guides covers 119 topics including culture, banking, business, demographics, education, food, history, holidays and festivals, travel, language, money, points of interest, religion, security, and national symbols.