Overdrive / Libby e-books and digital audiobooks & magazines

As a library patron you have access to free e-books and audiobooks through Libby or via Ontario Library Service Download Centre.

More about downloading e-books and audiobooks:

If you are downloading e-books for use on an e-reader, you will need to download and install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.

The library has a large audiobook collection for adults (browse the catalogue here) and children (browse the catalogue here) in-library as well.

French-language ebooks and audiobooks

Cantook Station contains a library of French-language ebooks and audiobooks.

Please Call the Library to register for an account with Cantook Station.

Cantook Station est la solution simplifiée et reconnue de prêt de livres numériques conçue pour épauler les bibliothécaires dans leur mission et favoriser le développement de leurs collections.

Guides on using Cantook Station on PC, Mac, iOS, android and eReaders are here.

The library has a growing French collection for adults (browse the catalogue here) and children (browse the catalogue here) in-library as well.

Kanopy streaming TV

Kanopy streams thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. Log in with your library card and enjoy a diverse catalog with new titles added every month. You can access 10 items a month (and an unlimited number of items from Kanopy kids).

Access Kanopy or Kanopy Kids on your computer, or download the app on your choice of device:

Apple | Android | Roku | Amazon

Kanopy KIDS streaming TV

Kanopy KIDS streams thoughtful entertainment for children to your preferred device. Log in with your library card to enjoy a diverse catalog with new titles added every month. You can access an unlimited number of items from Kanopy kids.

Access Kanopy or Kanopy Kids on your computer, or download the app on your choice of device:

Apple | Android | Roku | Amazon

EBSCO databases & research resources

Consumer Reports

Mississippi Mills patrons have access to Consumer Reports along with many other magazine articles and resources through EBSCOhost databases. You can access and search resources in the EBSCO MasterFILE Premier database. When Logging in from outside the library enter your card number in the Patron ID field (if your card number starts with a 2, omit the last digit). Access our quick reference guide here or a more in depth video guide (33 minutes) on using EBSCO databases can be found here.

ONLINE MAGAZINES coming soon!

Starting in 2022, online magazines will be included in the library’s Overdrive/Libby collection! Unlike books, patrons will not need to place holds. Magazine titles will be available for download. Lots of good titles are included in the list!

MMPL library branches continue to hold dozens of magazines in paper form. Browse the current in-library collection here!

Local history & genealogy

Ancestry library edition is FREE USE from home. Access from this page

Mississippi Mills Public Library holds a collection by and about local people, which include materials relating to the histories of the formerly independent Town of AlmonteVillage of Pakenham and Ramsay Township. The majority of materials are located in the Almonte branch, with a smaller collection in Pakenham. Please call 613-256-1037 (Almonte) or 613-624-5306 (Pakenham) before you visit!

Browse the catalogue of Local History items at the Almonte branch from home – then visit the branch to read or do some research!

Browse the catalogue of Local History items at the Pakenham branch from home – then visit the branch to read or do some research!

Census records are available as well as a complete archive of The Almonte Gazette from 1861 to 2005 on microfiche (also digitalized, see below), church and cemetery records, Women’s Institute scrapbooks, birth, death and marriage records. These are part of a special, non-circulating research collection. No reserves are allowed.

Click here to explore more online resources!

MMPL YouTube Channel

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Links to a wealth of resources for kids and adults

Canadian Resources

Art Gallery of Ontario Online resources aligned with Ontario curriculum.
Canadian Encyclopedia Canadian online resources.
Canadian Museum of History Canadian online resources.
Canadian National Inst. for the Blind (CNIB) Free virual program offerings.
CBC Kids Canadian online resources.
CBC KIds Indigenous Videos for kids that share Indigenous voices and stories.
Centre for Education in Math and Computing Math resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.
Curio Complimentary access. Educational platform for primary to post-secondary.
Historica Online resources from a Canadian perspective.
ICI (French CBC Kids) French Canadian online resources
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Online resources and indigenous perspectives.
Quebec Ministry of Education French canadian online resources aligned with Quebec curriculum.
Royal Ontario Museum Online resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.
Science Teacher Association of ON Online resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.
TFO (French TVO Kids) French online resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.
TVO in the Classroom Online videos and aligned with Ontairo curriculum.
TVO Kids – School Age Online resources and aligned with Ontario curriculum.
TVO Mathify Online math tutoring for Gr. 6 and Up
TVO mPower Online math resources.
TVO Numberblocks Online math resources with an Early Years focus.

Links to a wealth of resources for kids and adults

Other Resources

Audible Stream stories for kids, including titles across six different languages
Brain Pop Online videos & access available for a limited time.
Britannica Online Online resources from Britania for a limited time.
City of Paris Museums View over 324,000 works
CommonLit Online texts aligned by theme, topic, grade levels. Always free.
Duolingo Online french learning.
GoNoodle Online videos that promote physical actvitity and health.
SciShow If you are curious about anything – there’s a video on it!
CrashCourse If you are curious about anything – there’s a video about!
Learning A-Z / RazKids Online leveled literature. Available to the end of the year.
Metropolitan Museum of Fine Art Online collections include the MET 360 Project and #MetKids
Mystery Science This website is for grades k-5 and provides video and mini lessons.
National Geographic for Kids Online digital content with rich themes.
Netmath (French) French online math resources.
New York Times | Learning Resources Online content from a newspaper focus.
Open Culture Free cultural and educational media
PBS Learning Online content aligned with subject areas.
Smithsonian Online interactive items.
Natural History Museum Virutal tours
Time for Kids Online magazine with many current themes.