Online Articles & Research

Use our electronic collections of newspapers, magazines, journals, encyclopedias, eBooks, audiobooks, research reports, images and multimedia to research any topic. To gain access to these resources, you'll need your Oakville Public Library card (14 digit barcode with no spaces) and PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number)..

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STREAMING DIGITAL CONTENT

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AudioBookCloud

An online collection of over 1000 streaming audiobooks. Aimed at students from kindergarten to high school, the collection includes full-length unabridged classics, fiction and non-fiction books as well as children's and teen titles.

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Hoopla Digital

Hoopla is a digital media service that offers instant streaming and downloadable television shows, movies, audiobooks, and music. Cardholders may borrow 5 items per month.

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Kanopy

Enjoy thousands of streaming documentary, international, independent, and educational films from producers such as The Great Courses, PBS, the Criterion Channel, and many more.

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Lynda.com

Lynda.com is an online learning platform featuring thousands of online courses taught by industry experts. With over 4,600 courses available to OPL cardholders, the opportunities for upgrading skills are endless. Courses include 3D printing, business, photography, coding, Microsoft Excel and many more.

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Naxos Music LibraryCanadian Content icon

Streaming access from any computer, anytime, anywhere for more than 79,000 discs and 1 million tracks of classical, jazz, blues, relaxation, world and contemporary music, as well as spoken word and folk tales, with more than 1,000 CDs added each month. This resource may also be accessed using the Naxos Music Library app.

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TVO Kids: Reading RangersCanadian Content iconopen access icon

Stream episodes of Reading Rangers from TVO Kids - a show that excites young readers about the written word and the love of reading.

TVO Kids: Science MaxCanadian Content iconopen access icon

Stream Science Max, a TVO Kids show that takes science experiments to a whole new level.



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