Temporary Online Resources

These are unprecedented times we’re living in. Several organizations are offering their resources free of charge for people to access from home during these strange times.



EBSCO is offering expanded access to some of their most popular online databases and eBook collections so that library patrons and students have greater access to valuable educational content for use during this extended period of time at home. They are offering 90 days access to the following resources for public libraries in Ontario:

Please use the following credentials with the links provided to access these resources:

Username: solstrial
Password: Spring20202!

Canadian Reference Centre is the largest collection of regional full-text content available to Canadian schools and libraries. The database includes leading Canadian and international periodicals, reference books and biographies, plus thousands of images from the Canadian Press.

Direct Link: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid&custid=s3838802&groupid=trial&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rch

Canadian Literary Centre: With a deliberate Canadian focus, this database consists of book and reference content from Essays on Canadian Writing Press (ECW Press). ECW Press also provides several individual monographs, author biographies, essays, literary criticism and book reviews. 

Direct Link: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid&custid=s3838802&groupid=trial&profile=ehost&defaultdb=cjh

Canadian Points of View Reference Centre: Containing resources that present multiple sides of a current issue — including information on key topics of interest to Canadian researchers — this database helps students develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Direct Link: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid&custid=s3838802&groupid=trial&profile=pov-can

EBSCO eBooks Canadian Subscription Collection: Offer researchers thousands of e-books from top Canadian publishers and authors. This e-book collection covers a diverse range of subjects including topics pertaining to Canada, Canadian history, native culture, politics and current events. 

Direct Link: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid&custid=s3838802&groupid=trial&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e700tca

EBSCO eBooks Cricket Media Subscription Collection: Build strong literacy skills in students from pre-K to 8th grade by offering digital access to award-winning, short-form fiction and nonfiction titles by Cricket Media. This unique e-book collection explores a wide range of subjects to help young readers explore and expand their worlds.

Direct Link: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid&custid=s3838802&groupid=trial&profile=ehost&defaultdb=e863tww

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library is offering free access to their databases until August 31st, 2020. Access children’s books, math books for kids, books for Teens, audiobooks for all ages and steamy Romance books! Just click on the links to have instant access

TumbleBookLibrary – K-6 children’s ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx…

TumbleMath – K-6 math ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=sols&P=trial

TeenBookCloud – gr 7-12 ebook database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=sols&P=trial

AudioBookCloud – all ages audio book database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=sols&P=trial

RomanceBookCloud – a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!
Direct Link: https://www.romancebookcloud.com/autologin.aspx


National Emergency Library

A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

Direct Link:https://archive.org/details/nationalemergencylibrary


Forest of Reading

The Forest of Reading is a paid program, however, in these unprecedented times, it is important our children, educators and library staff to have access to this program. The password website, which was previously only accessible to current registrants, is now open to the public for free. With over 500 resources for this year’s nominated titles and virtual author visits previously recorded, there is so much content for people to use.

Direct Link: https://forestofreading.com/general-resources/