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Oh the Things You Can Think...and Do!

WE ARE ALWAYS OPEN ONLINE!

All you need is your Library Card. Don't have a Library Card? Get one online!

Cardholders have access to great reads, movies, music, learning resources and more.

For more information, contact us! Our phone line 905-831-6265, online chat and email support via [email protected] Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

Have you tried these online services yet?

YouTube Tutorials and Online Programs

To help access our online programs and keep our community connected, we’ve created instructional videos on how to use various online communication platforms. Visit our YouTube channel for our growing selection. In addition, you will find our growing list of previously aired online programs. View the playlists for details.

Zoom Online Client Experience

By emailing [email protected] our knowledgeable staff will book you an appointment for technology help, assistance with Library collections, online research assistance and reading suggestions using Zoom Video Conferencing technology. Staff are available by phone at 905-831-6265, online chat, and email at [email protected], Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7 pm and Saturday 9 am to 5 pm.

Children's Online Events

Join us online for live stories, songs and plenty of fun for children of all ages using Facebook Live! 10 AM daily excluding holidays and weekends. No Facebook account is needed. If you can't join us live, you can view previous Storytime programs anytime with our Stay at Home Storytime playlist on Facebook. Don't miss out on this year's TDSummer Reading Club activitys! Download the Childrens July monthly calendar.

Teen Online Events

TGIS (Thank Goodness It's Summer) is back again! This is the annual summer reading challenge for teens aged 13-19 years old, offers so many ways for teens to stay active and connected all summer long. Read books, earn ballots, and win prizes. Download the Childrens July monthly calendar.

Adult Online Events

You'll find things like Online Genealogy Workshops, Online Survive and Thrive Financially After Losing Your Job, and Online Music and Song Circle. If you can't join us live, you can view previous programs anytime with our YouTube playlist. Don't miss out on this great variety of online action. Check out our Local History & Genealogy page for access to Pickering Local History Collection Digital Archive. Download the Adult July monthly calendar.

Technology & Maker Space Online Events

This year our second annual 5MFF (Five Minute Film Fest) and third annual MakerFest (updates coming soon) will be held exclusively online! You'll find programs like Online—Film Maker’s Corner, Online Film Club, Making Money Online, and Adult Coding Club. Download the Technology & Maker Space July monthly calendar.

eBooks and Audiobooks

Start reading and listening anytime! The cloudLibrary™, OverDrive, Libby and hoopla have both eBooks and Audiobooks downloadable to your eReader, smartphone or tablet and provide a large recreational reading collection with plenty of books for adults, teens and children alike.

The TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s eBooks, on a range of topics. There are no check-out times or waitlists, the books are always available.

eLearning

Online learning is just fingertips away. The Library offers hundreds of online learning courses through Lynda Library, Gale Courses, the Great Courses from Kanopy, Mango Languages and the LearningHUB. Looking for additional resources for distance learning? There are many resources for homework help, for learners (K-6) & students (7-12).

Ancestry.com

Explore the amazing history of you with Ancestry® Library Edition. Your ancestors left clues along the way.

Digital Movies

Kanopy gives you over 26,000 films! See classic films and learn about every subject imaginable, or indulge in festival indies or world cinema from award-winning filmmakers.

hoopla allows you to borrow movies, music, Audiobooks, eBooks, eComics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV with hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from.

Digital Music

Freegal offers free access to over 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. Users get seven free downloads per week to keep and unlimited streaming.

With thousands of music titles available for streaming hoopla's got something for everyone. Lullabies and sing-a-longs for little listeners, trending tunes for teens, and hit music adults love - 24/7, without fees, commercials, or waiting.

Digital Magazines

Flipster is your free, digital magazine service. Download or read online, full-colour digital versions of print magazines.