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Online Library A-Z

Click to explore resources or use your Library card to access the following digital collections:

Access to censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, and other documents to build your family tree.

CANSIM (previously E-STAT)

Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.

Career resources 

Find links to job search engines, career guides, local career and educational resources, certification and apprenticeship programs, and more.

Consumer Reports 

Fast, streamlined access to current and back issues of Consumer Reports magazine. Expert, comprehensive, and unbiased product reviews. Content from issues dating from 1984 to present.

Digital Archive Ontario

Curated by Toronto Public Library

Free access to digital material of historical importance to Ontario and Canada. Explore the history of your hometown and beyond with unrestricted access to Toronto Public Library's Special Collections and expert blog posts. A vast digital collection of high quality images including Ontario maps, fire insurance plans and views of towns and cities over time, culled from the Toronto Public Library's collection and dating back to the 1880s.

Ebsco MasterFILE 

Access to thousands of periodicals, reference books and primary source documents. Access to the Canadian Reference Centre, Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, e-books and e-audiobooks. A large image collection is included.

Explora for Primary Schools 

Access to popular full-text magazines for elementary school research in an easy to use format. A platform that is designed specifically with elementary school students in mind.

Explora for Public Libraries 

Rich and reliable content, easy-to-use functionality, and a dedicated search interface. Categories organized by popularity to get research ideas, topic overviews, and relevant articles.

Frontier Life 

Documents and images relating to the movement of Europeans to Africa, Australasia and North America from the 17th to the 19th century. A fully searchable platform with easy-to-use navigation.

Grimsby Chautauqua Collection 

An extensive catalogue of digitized archival images, documents and artifacts related to the history of Grimsby Beach and the Grimsby Chautauqua. A fully searchable platform with easy-to-use navigation.

Grimsby Newspaper Index

Birth, death and marriage announcements from local newspapers. Find digitized copies of surviving Grimsby Independent newspapers from 1885-1949.

Hobbies & Crafts

Find detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas that are sure to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast! Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines. 


A huge selection of e-books, audiobooks, music, movies, television shows, and graphic novels. Check out a limit of 5 new items per month. The hoopla app is available in the App Store and Google Play Store. 


Choose from thousands of films to stream on your desktop, tv, or mobile device. Watch up to 5 films a month. The kanopy app is available in the App Store and Google Play Store. 

Libby, by OverDrive

Borrow e-books, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app, by OverDrive. You are also able to read your borrowed e-books on your Kobo eReader. The Libby app is available in the App Store and Google Play Store. 

LinkedIn Learning

Discover 16,000+ online courses through LinkedIn Learning that help you develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos and podcasts.

NoveList Plus 

Free book suggestions based the authors, titles, writing styles, and genres you enjoy. Find books for kids using NoveList K–8 Plus. French versions available. Book descriptions, reviews, read-a-likes, articles and ratings

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Grimsby Public Library
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Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1
Phone: 905-945-5142

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