General

Kanopy: Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more. A new account requires a library card, email and password.

Canadian eBook Database: Check out and download full text articles, nonfiction and fiction written by or about Canadians. You can also edit the search to include standard eBook Collection Database.

Note: Use your 8-digit library card number to login. If you have less than 8 digits, add zeros in front (e.g. 1234 becomes 00001234). 

Research Databases: This is a free trial for the Canadian Points of View Reference Centre, the Canadian Reference Centre, the Canadian Literary Centre and the Cricket Media Collection.

Note: This is a 90 day trial. Login with username “solstrial” and password “Spring20202!”.

Novelist Plus: The secret to finding your next favourite book! This is a comprehensive website of reading recommendations that includes reviews, articles, lists, and much more. You can also view read-alike lists for your next read. Also available in French.

Note: Use your 8-digit library card number to login. If you have less than 8 digits, add zeros in front (e.g. 1234 becomes 00001234). 

Novelist K-8 Plus: Specifically designed to help kids find titles that are just right for their reading level and interests. Check out reviews, articles, lists, and much more. Includes tools for parents and teachers too! Also available in French.

Note: Use your 8-digit library card number to login. If you have less than 8 digits, add zeros in front (e.g. 1234 becomes 00001234). 

Britannica Public Library EditionBritannica Public Library Edition: This online encyclopedia has three access levels (Kids, Teens & a general Resource Center) for a smooth research experience.

Note: Use your 8-digit library card number to login. If you have less than 8 digits, add zeros in front (e.g. 1234 becomes 00001234).

Mango LanguagesMango Languages: An award-winning language learning resource for individuals and organizations around the world. Explore over 70 languages with courses that cover realistic conversation skills. Learn English, Spanish, Chinese, and more.

Feedbooks: A website featuring thousands of public domain books that are free to download. Books available are fiction and nonfiction, and download as epub files.

Health & Wellness

Canadian Mental Health Association: This site is for Grey and Bruce Counties specifically and offers lots of information and resources. Check out the Locations page for more specific contact options.

South East Grey Community Health Centre: A non-profit organization committed to providing primary care services and health programs to the Municipalities of Chatsworth, Grey Highlands, Southgate and West Grey.

The Do: This is a mobile friendly, simple site for people who want to volunteer and for people who are not connected to an agency to get supports relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keystone: A voluntary, non-profit prevention and counselling agency which has been providing free help to children, youth and families in Bruce and Grey Counties since 1974.

Grey Bruce VON: A Canadian not-for-profit home and community care organization. Offers more than 75 home care, personal support, and community services to help people of all ages to get and stay healthy.

Victim Services: This site is dedicated to providing short-term emotional support, practical assistance and referrals to long term services to victims of crime and tragic circumstance.

211 Ontario: 211 is a helpline and online database of Ontario’s community and social services. 211 is answered and updated by highly-trained specialists.

Local History/Genealogy

Local Newspapers: View the complete pages of the Flesherton Advance & the Markdale Standard online. Search for Births, Deaths, Marriages, articles & headlines (1882-1950).

Agnes MacPhail Website: Discover the Grey County roots of Canada’s first female Member of Parliament. These documents that are from local museums, archives, and individual collections.

South Grey Museum: Local museum in Flesherton that hosts a community history collection representing the settlement and development of Southern Grey County.

Heritage Grey Highlands: Learn about local events such as talks and presentations, heritage sites, architecture, and preservation initiatives in the Grey Highlands area. 

Split Rail Country Photo Collection: These images are made public through the Split Rail Country and Split Rail Country Vol. II. The book is available for sale at our library branches!

Ancestry Library Edition: Search billions of records — including census, church, court, and immigration — and discover your family’s story!

Note: Available for In-Library use only.

My Heritage: The leading global discovery platform for exploring family history. Includes My Heritage in Colour, a black-and-white to colour photo converter (now free until April 22nd). 

Our Ontario: Access over 2.2 million items and collections from libraries, museums, historical societies and government ministries. There are plenty of  photographs, videos, oral histories and other historical pieces to view and enjoy.

Family Search: The largest free genealogy organization in the world. It helps people connect with each other through easy access to historical records.

Ontario Genealogical Society: Learn more about genealogy through the society’s website. Access various media resources and watch free webinars on the subject through the site’s archive.

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid: This database will enable you to search surnames, cemetery names, and the location of over 3 million interments from several thousand cemeteries across Ontario.

Computer & Career Skills

Khan Academy: Offers information, exercises and videos in a wide array of course subjects at various learning levels. Subjects include math, science, coding and even career advancement!

Tech Boomers: An education and discovery website that provides free tutorials of popular websites and Internet-based services in a manner that is accessible to older adults and other digital technology newcomers.

GCF Global: From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more; this site offers more than 200 topics, including over 7,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and over 50 interactive games.

Legal Help

Grey Bruce Community Legal Clinic: Free legal information, advice and representation, as well as other services, to low income residents of Grey and Bruce Counties.

Statistics Canada: Provides access to official and key information on Canada’s economy, society and the environment. Great resource for many statistical information that any Canadian may require.

CLEO: A collection of legal information resources produced by hundreds of organizations across Ontario. This links you to a directory of legal clinics in Ontario.

CanLII: Provides access to court judgments from all Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, federal courts and the courts in all of Canada’s provinces and territories.