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Online Databases

Accessing the Library’s Online Databases

Most library databases require a library membership number for logging in. If you do not currently have a library membership, one will be issued to you by completing the online email form at the bottom of this page.  Please include your full name and home mailing address in your request.  You will be provided with a number by email and a physical card will be mailed to you when our branches reopen.

Cloud Library link

NEW! Take advantage of the Library’s new CloudLibrary e-book and digital audiobook lending service! CloudLibrary offers a feature-packed app with simple borrowing, organizing and returning tools. Best of all, our collection is linked with CloudLibrary collections across Ontario and you’ll be able to borrow other libraries’ digital content, too! This new shared collection rivasl OverDrive and Haldimand residents will always have first crack at any Haldimand-owned titles.

CloudLibrary can be viewed through a computer web browser or you can use the CloudLibrary app on a smartphone or tablet. Access requires a library card number. If you require a library card, use the online email request form below to message us and we’ll get you set up right away!

CloudLibrary is scheduled replace our Axis360 ebook service later this season. Our Axis360 titles will move over to CloudLibrary and Axis360 users will receive announcements about the switch soon.  Access to OverDrive is not affected by this change.

CloudLibrary Links:

How-To-Video Page

Frequently Asked Questions

Common cloudLibrary Issues

Mobile App User Guide

Press Reader digital newspapers and magazines

NEW!  Access to PressReader digital newspapers and magazines is now available. Discover thousands of titles, including the Toronto Star, Hamilton Spectator, Simcoe Reformer and Canadian Living! PressReader can be viewed through a computer web browser or you can use the PressReader app on a smartphone or tablet. Access requires a library card number as well as a library PIN. If you require either, use the online email request form below to message us and we’ll get you set up right away! Access to RBDigital magazines will continue to the end of 2021.

Quick Access:

Once at the PressReader website click Sign In (top right) then pick Library or Group. Select Haldimand then log in using with your barcode and PIN. Hint: do not follow the “Premium for Free Trial” option as this is for individuals interested in personal subscriptions.

Download the PressReader App for your tablet or smartphone

Watch a short video on how to use PressReader!

Freegal Music
Download free, legal MP3 music tracks and MP4 music videos! Millions of songs available … yours to keep.
Browse Music

OverDrive E-books and Digital Audiobooks

  • OverDrive e-books
    Choose from over 1,500 e-book titles to download directly to your portable device from OverDrive. Media Console software required.
    Browse e-books
  • OverDrive Audiobooks
    Over 3,500 digital audiobook titles from OverDrive for your listening pleasure. Media Console software required.
    Browse Audiobooks

Children’s eBooks

  • iVox – Books That Move!

    Choose from hundreds of e-book titles played on your browser or in the iVox app. Stories are read allowed with interactive pages and characters!
    Try iVox Today!

Self-Help Resources

  • Chilton’s Auto Repair
    Chilton’s car care and repair manuals for all makes, complete with illustrations.
    Browse Manuals
  • Mango Languages
    Learn dozens of new languages, interactively while tracking your progress.
    Start Learning
  • Gale Courses Online
    Take many highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.
    Browse Courses
  • Community Information Brant, Haldimand & Norfolk
    Useful listings of services available in our area, including child and family resources, housing information, health and wellness links and crisis and emergency referrals.
    Community Information BH&N
  • ServiceOntario
    Access Ontario forms, applications and government information – easily.
    Search ServiceOntario

Business, Careers & Finance

  • ServiceOntario Business
    Provincial information for business owners, including registration forms, industry data, laws and publications.
    Search ServiceOntario
  • Haldimand County Economic Development
    Access community profiles and information on doing business in Haldimand County.
    See Profiles
  • About My Property
    Details about your property size and assessed value. Compare with nearby property values.
    Visit Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
  • GrandErie Jobs     Search for employment opportunities in our local region. This site aggregates job search results from dozens of online job boards, including Indeed, Workopolis and the Government of Canada Job Bank. All in one spot!  Workforce Planning Board Jobs Search

Reference & Research

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