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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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.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Downloadable reference eBooks and encyclopedias available 24/7 on a vast array of topics including biographies, business, history, medicine, science and social science.This resource may also be accessed using the AccessMyLibrary app.


Libraries On The Go

A growing collection of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks from OverDrive available for listening or reading on your computer, smart phone, or tablet. To use the service on a mobile device, download the OverDrive app from your device’s app store. Have an Android (4.0 or higher) or Apple device (iOS 9 or higher)? Try the new Libby app – click here to learn more.


RBDigital (Formerly Zinio)

Formerly Zinio, RBDigital is a new app that offers nearly 100 digital magazines that you can access on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Enjoy convenience - this improved app allows you to browse, borrow, and read all in one place.


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Interactive eBooks for children; follow along as your favourite book comes to life with graphics and sound in English, French, and Spanish. If you have an iPad, look for the “iPad Books” link found in Story Books, Read-Alongs and Non-Fiction Books.

Travel Guide eBooks

144 downloadable current travel eBooks from DK Eyewitness Travel available 24/7. Individual chapters may be downloaded as a PDF file for use on your computer, eReader or mobile device. This resource may also be accessed using the AccessMyLibrary app.

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An online collection of over 600 titles for middle school and high school students. This collection contains Young Adult/Teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, Young Adult/Teen audiobooks , graphic novels, and educational videos from National Geographic.

TumbleBookCloud JuniorCanadian Content icon

An online collection for young readers of over 600 titles and reading levels from grades 3-8. This collection contains early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audiobooks and National Geographic videos, many of which are paired with eBooks.