The Halton Hills Public Library has a range of services and resources for students, parents and teachers.

Canadian Citizenship Kits

Our kits contain information about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and what it means to be Canadian. They are designed for civics classes, Scouts and Guides groups, or anyone who wants to enhance their knowledge about being a Canadian.

  • Pick up a Grab and Go Citizenship Kit at the Circulation Desk at our Acton or Georgetown Branches. 

CBC Corner

This online portal allows you to access a wide variety of content including trusted news, local stories, entertaining TV and radio shows, award-winning podcasts, educational kids content, innovative podcasts and more. Available in English and French

Local History Kits

Learn about key events in the history of Halton Hills including the history of Georgetown, Acton and surrounding communities. Local History Kits can be signed out for a six week period. They are great for school projects, teachers, and the general public.

Language-Learning

You can find books and audiobooks to help you learn a new language and study for IELTS or TOEFL exams. We also host English Conversation Classes at the Georgetown Branch. For more information on upcoming classes, please visit our Events Calendar.

Online Databases

You can access our online databases for student and personal research. The databases can be logged into from home or anywhere you have an Internet connection. For some databases you will need your library card number to log in.

AtoZ World Travel

AtoZ World Travel is dedicated to providing reliable, up-to-date digital media essential for researchers, educators, travelers, and logistics and international trade professionals. 

View AtoZ World Travel

Canadian Points of View

This resource provides students with essays that present many sides of a current issue. There are 100+ key topics of interest to students with an overview, point, counterpoint, and critical thinking guide.

View Canadian Points of View

Canadian Reference Centre

You can find over 1,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers including Consumer Reports, Alive, Futurist, Vegetarian Times, Elle Canada, Canadian Living, Harrowsmith Country Living, Canadian Social Trends, Maclean's and Profit.

View Canadian Reference Centre

CPI.Q. Canadian Periodicals

Full-text Canadian magazines and newspapers, including selected articles from the Globe & Mail.

View CPI.Q. Canadian Periodicals

Creativebug

Creativebug is an online art and craft resource that offers thousands of classes and seminars taught by recognized design experts and artists. You can craft with online members or renown artists to create, make, stich, draw, paint and learn. 

View Creativebug

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Read the biographies of over 8,500 prominent figures in Canadian history. English and French language text available.

View Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Early Canadiana Online

This is a virtual library with full-text historical content about Canada, including books, magazines, and government documents. The collections include Indigenous Studies, the Hudson's Bay Company, Women's History, and more.

View Early Canadiana Online

Gale in Context - Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits)

Beginning researchers from kindergarten through Grade 5 can find information about geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

View Gale in Context - Elementary

Internet Archive

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

View Internet Archive

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

You can learn new skills and upgrade your current knowledge with this online educational service. There are over 16,000 courses with more than 144,000 video tutorials taught by experts. All LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) video tutorials are free with your library card and available anywhere you have an internet connection.

View LinkedIn Learning

MasterFILE Premiere

This database has access to magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. It also contains an image collection with photos, maps and flags.

View MasterFILE Premiere

NoveList Plus

Novelist Plus is the premier database for reading recommendations, book reviews and author suggestions. It also provides lists of award winners and discussion guides for book clubs.

View NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus K-8

Children can search by author, title, series name or plot/subject to find their next new fiction or non fiction title. 

View NoveList Plus K-8

Primary Search

This database contains full-text articles from the most popular children's magazines. Students can learn about endangered species, space exploration, fitness and more.

View Primary Search

 Project Gutenberg

This site offers free access to over 50,000 titles in the public domain. Choose between ePUB, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.

View Project Gutenberg

Small Engine Repair

This database contains reference and instructional information about small engine machinery maintenance and repair. 

View Small Engine Repair

TeenBookCloud

TeenBookCloud is a middle grade/high school collection, which is geared towards readers in grades 7-12.  This collection includes Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, non-fiction, and audiobooks.

TeenBookCloud also has a new app!  It is free to download from the Apple App and Google Play stores.  Readers will just need their library card to sign in.

View TeenBookCloud

Teen Health and Wellness

Teen Health and Wellness provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, non-judgmental, straightforward curricular, and self-help support. Articles are correlated to national, and provincial standards, including Common Core Health and Science.
Topics covered include diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, mental health, suicide, bullying, LGBTQ+ issues, and more.

View Teen Health and Wellness

Transparent Language

Explore a new language at the library, at home, or on the go. Language learners can build vocabulary, practice skills, and maintain what they have learned with Transparent Language online in 110+ languages. Children's lessons include engaging activities, songs, games and puzzles to help children aged 6 and up learn a new language.

View Transparent Language

TumbleBook Library

Interactive eBooks for kids! Follow along as your favourite book comes to life with graphics and sound in English, French or Spanish.

View TumbleBook Library