Arts, Language Arts & Literature 

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With cloudLibrary™, you will benefit from an easy-to-use interface that provides an intuitive browsing, downloading, reading, and listening experience. Available 24/7 with automatic returns, no late fees, syncing across multiple devices, and customization features, we're confident that cloudLibrary™ will meet & exceed your expectations.

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Instantly borrow free digital movies, TV shows, music, ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, comics, and more! hoopla can be accessed on Apple iOS 6.0+ or Android devices, and via the four major web browsers. To access the system on your mobile device, you'll need to first download the FREE hoopladigital app from the App Store on your device. There is no need to download an app or extension for your web browser. To sign up go to with your library card and PIN number. 

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Language Portal of Canada

Access free tools to improve your knowledge of English and French. Polish your writing skills with our quizzes, contribute to the Our Languages blog, and explore a selection of language-related Canadian links.

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Covers authors and their works across regions, eras, and genres. Includes biographical and critical overviews, and many interviews of authors. It includes enturies of analysis--the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals.


LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 130,000 full-text poems and 650,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

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Mango Languages' PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations in over 70 languages and makes it fun by providing step by step lessons plans, learning through film, and with a mobile app. Learn English as a second language from Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese. The Little Pim section is for kids!

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NoveList is a database of book recommendations and reviews for fiction and nonfiction. NoveList answers the question: What should I read next? Find books by subject, plot, themes, characters, or find books similar to ones you like. 

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NoveList K-8 is especially for younger readers with reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for kids in grades K-8. Find books that are just right for your reading level and interests. 

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Find digital photos, maps, videos, podcasts, and documents about Ontario people, places, events, history and culture.

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Use TERMIUM Plus®  to obtain the latest terminology in nearly all fields or find the equivalent in either official language of an acronym, initialism or abbreviation.  Finding the right words in English, French or Spanish has just become easier with the Government of Canada's terminology and linguistic data bank. There is also an interesting selection of writing tools to helpb you with any questions you may have about usage and style.

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TeenBookCloud is an online collection of read-along chapter books for students in late elementary to high school (approximately). Text size/colour is adjustable and sentences are highlighted as they are narrated aloud. There are over 1000 titles including middle school readers (with high interest/low level books), young adult/teen titles, Shakespeare plays, and classics.


TumbleBookLibrary logoTumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of ebooks for children in grades K-6 (approximately). Existing children's books are licensed for use then animated using the existing illustrations and adding audio narration. The collection includes old time favorites such as The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, Diary of a Worm, How I Became a Pirate, Miss Malarkey Doesn't Live in Room 10, One Duck Stuck, as well as favourite fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk and Old Mother Hubbard.