The Douro-Dummer Public Library offers a range of electronic resources
If you have any questions about any of these e-resources, please contact the Douro-Dummer Public Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-652-8599 when the library is open. For most of these resources Patron ID is your library card number.
Below you will find e-resources in the following categories:
- E-Books and E-Audiobooks
- Career and Resume Development
- Educational Services
- Money Management
- Language Services
- Children’s Resources
- Youth Services
- Music Services
- Technology Services
- Travel Services
- Legal Services
- Other Links
Access to the CELA collection is restricted to people with print disabilities living in Canada.A print disability is a learning, physical or visual disability that prevents a person from reading conventional print.More specifically, a print disability can be a:
- Learning disability: An impairment relating to comprehension
- Physical disability: The inability to hold or manipulate a book
- Visual disability: Severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one’s eyes
This definition of print disability is from the Canadian Copyright Act because it is this Act that lets CELA reproduce published materials in alternative formats for its collection. The term used in the Act is “perceptual disability”.
E-Books and E-Audiobooks
With your library card, you have access to the Ontario Library Service Download Centre, where you can choose from thousands of E-books and E-Audiobooks.
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Allows adult readers to find fiction and nonfiction titles that are similar to their favourite authors or on their favourite subjects.
Patron ID is your library card number.
Allows children and teen readers to find fiction and nonfiction titles that are similar to their favourite authors or on their favourite subjects.
Patron ID is your library card number.
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of e-books for children. They are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading!
Patron ID is your library card number.
Career and Resume Development
Use Glassdoor to search for jobs by title and location, research companies and browse current employment listings in your area. Set up alerts to be notified of new and current job opportunities and read what current employees are saying about their employer to make sure the company is a good fit for you. You can also see average salaries in your area, compare compensation across companies, locations and by experience level, see base pay and bonuses.
Prezi provides free, innovating and exciting presentation software that is free to use online. This service reinvents the way that people share information while captivating the audience through unique presentations.
KHAN Academy provides free access to instructional videos and exercises that allow users to learn at their own pace both inside and outside of the classroom. Find help on various subjects including math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics and more in a range of educational levels.
Slug Books recognizes that College and University is expensive, and part of that expense is textbooks. Slug Books is a free service that allows individuals to search for textbooks and compare prices across a variety of sites offering the book to ensure they are getting the best deal. Users can also sell textbooks they no longer need using this same service.
Enjoy free talks on a range of topics including technology, design, science, culture and many more.
Mint provides budgeting and money management assistance for free. You can automatically update your financial accounts and categorize daily transactions, create budgets based on actual spending, track spending, find ways to cut back and set realistic goals. Mint also supports all major Canadian banks and accounts making it easy to track spending.
DuoLingo is a free language service that allows users to learn a variety of languages using fun and science based techniques. Users can create an online profile or download the app to their smartphones or tablets to learn on the go.
TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. This free program is co-created and delivered by 2,000 public libraries across Canada. It celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories. It’s designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way – the key to building a lifelong love of reading.
Storyline Online is a free online resource that provides access to a variety of children’s books narrated by authors where children can watch the video, which includes illustrations to follow along with the story.
Children aged 2-5 can access a range of games including puzzles, ABC’s, math and 123’s as well as arts and crafts. Children aged 6-11 can access a range of games including puzzles, math, science, health, sports, art, and music for free. Also provided is access to age appropriate TV kid’s shows, as well as other fun material.
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Follow the link to be redirected to the official Ministry of Transportation (MTO) driver’s handbook. From here you can begin your driver’s education and find schools that are Ministry approved. You can review safe and responsible driving, traffic signs, and lights, as well as information on keeping your driver’s license, information on your vehicle, and practice information for the level two road test.
Ontario Colleges processes applications for admissions to Ontario Colleges. By accessing this website you can learn more about the various programs offered throughout Ontario Colleges, as well as submit an application.
The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) processes applications for admissions to undergraduate, law, medical, rehabilitation science and teachers education programs for Ontario Universities. By accessing this website you can learn more about the application process for these post-secondary schools, as well as submit an application.
Freegal is your gateway to free music downloads at DDPL. Sign in with a valid library card and you’ll have instant access to over 11 million songs and music videos.
By using iHeart Radio you can listen to all your favourite music for free online or by downloading the iHeart Radio App from the App Store.
Tech Boomers offers free tips and tutorials on how to use basic technology services such as Facebook, Netflix, and Amazon etc. If you are using a social networking site or other online medium to engage with others, Tech Boomers can provide clarification on any questions and challenges you may encounter, making accessing and using these services stress free.
This video calling service allows users to voice or video call anyone in the world for free. You can also group video call to have multiple people join in the conversation together, as well as share instant messages with your family and friends.
This travel website contains information on various destinations, including travel tips, deals, bookings and local news, as well as a forum where individuals can share travel experiences.
Steps to Justice
Steps to Justice provides legal assistance to the people of Ontario to help them understand and take action of their legal problems. This information includes a variety of topics, including common legal problems experienced in family, housing, and employment, as well as other areas of the law.
Find phone numbers and reverse lookup with Canada 411.
GCF Learn Free provides a wide range of information and assistance in the areas of Microsoft Office, email, online safety, photos and graphics, social media, using the Cloud, computer hardware, internet and apps, and on operating systems. As well as information on life skills, including food and cooking, health and safety, money and employment skills. You can also find help with math and reading, career planning, job searching and more.
Find directions and plan routes using Google Maps.
Learn more about how your property was assessed using MPAC.