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Ancestry Library

Discover your family's history through a collection of resources documenting our past: census records, military records, vital records and passenger lists help to tell your family's story.

AtoZ World Travel

A comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more.

Auto Repair Source

Contains “Do-it-Yourself” car repair manuals for a large range of makes and models. Both domestic and imported manufacturers are included.


Brainfuse is an online homework help service offering access to professional tutors and study materials for students from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Live tutoring is available daily from 2pm until 11pm to help with Math, Science, Reading, Social Studies, History, Geography, and Language Arts.

Canadian Reference Centre

Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books, plus U.S. and U.K. periodicals with Canadian content.

Career Cruising

Career Cruising is a self-exploration and planning program that helps people of all ages achieve their potential in school, career and life.


A large recreational reading collection with plenty of books for adults, teens and children alike. Cloud Library offers a strong fiction focus. All titles downloadable to your eReader, Smartphone or Tablet. For further information regarding download of CloudLibrary eBooks, you can consult your download guides for Android, Apple Devices and PC or Mac

Early Canadiana Online

A large collection of scanned early Canadian print materials, including complete ebooks. Some resources only accessible inside the library.

EBSCO eAudioBooks

An collection of fiction and non-fiction eAudiobooks which you can listen to on your Internet-connected device.

EBSCO eBooks

An online collection of fiction and non-fiction books downloadable to your e-reader, including e-texts on computing, careers and business, as well as Cliffs Notes on commonly studied works.

EBSCO Primary Search

A search selection which expands to include content suitable for primary education.


ERIC (the Education Resources Information Center) is a database featuring education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds.

Explora Canada

A convenient collection of research content and topic coverage which addresses subjects of interest to students and teachers today.

Explora Kids Search

An interface for our youngest researchers to use, where information can be discovered by category, with multimedia support.

Explora Primary

A search selection which expands to include content suitable for primary education.


The world's largest family tree. See what others have contributed regarding your ancestors, and access a large database of genealogical resources.

Fantastic Fiction

Bibliographies for over 40,000 authors and information on over 500,000 books.


Your online magazine library. Visit this link and enter your library card number to login and start browsing or download the Flipster app for iOS or Android on your mobile device.


Stream free and legal music online. Access via your web browser or download the app for iOS or Android. Use your library card number and password to log in.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Ready to get your driver's licence? Study for your G1 exam online, with a series of G1 practice tests. Passing your G1 exam is all about preparation.

Globe and Mail Archives

This Globe and Mail archive, spanning the years of 1844 to 2015, provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the social context and events of Canadian history.


A "social cataloging" website that allows you to freely search and contribute to its database of books, annotations, and reviews.

Heritage Collections: Oshawa Images

See Oshawa as it was, and the people of Oshawa as they lived, throughout the history of the city. This image archive recalls earlier eras in the streets and neighbourhoods we know today.

Hoopla Comics

Read comics from the world's favourite worlds, including Marvel, DC and Dark Horse.

Hoopla eAudiobooks

Listen to popular books at your leisure, on your computer, tablet or phone.

Hoopla eBooks

Hoopla provides access to a wide selection of hit titles from popular authors of today.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning provides Oshawa residents access to award-winning video tutorials teaching technical and creative skills.

Mango Languages

Mango languages is an engaging way to learn new languages. With helpful feedback, you can learn at your pace, wherever you are. A smartphone, tablet, or home computer all make a great platform for Mango Languages.

A large collection of free titles, including Project Gutenberg eBooks, reformatted for easy reading. All popular eBook formats available, providing compatibility with any reading or computing device.

MasterFILE Premier

Full text for over 2,000 publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covers almost every subject area of general or research interest.

National Geographic Kids

Access current and past issues of National Geographic Kids Magazine, as well as National Geographic Kids Books and Movies on topics of interest to young readers.


A guide to fiction that will help you find books by an author, books with similar themes, and reviews to help you decide on your next read.

Novelist K-8

A guide to children's fiction which offers all of the features of its adult peer, tailored to a young audience.


An eBook catalogue for book lovers. Includes information on the various works available along with your download link. Gives you the information you need to keep in touch with the printed word, while reading it on screen.

Oshawa Newspaper & Obituary Index

Search Oshawa's collection of obituaries and articles from periodicals of the past. Physical copies of articles and obituaries listed are available in microform at McLaughlin Branch.


A visually rich, fully narrated topic-browsing encyclopedia for early readers. Reluctant and early readers can enjoy explanations of essential topics in voiced text.

Planet eBook

A smaller collection of must-read classics and favourites from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Authors as great today as they were then.

Project Gutenberg

The web's premier eBook digitisation project, with a massive collection of free eBooks including history's all time greats and hard-to-find rarities now preserved online for access by all.

SIRS Issues Researcher

Full-text articles from over 1,500 magazines. Research prominent issues in society today and read both sides of the story.


TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they will love.


TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All complete with animation and narration.

World Book Student

A learning and reference resource for students from World Book, featuring articles, videos, educator tools, eBooks, research guides and more.