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Ancestry Databases Magazines, Newspapers and Journals Library Card Required.

Ancestry® Library Edition delivers billions of records including census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. It brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Home access is temporarily unavailable. Please visit one of our branches to access this resource. 

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Auto Repair Databases Library Card Required.

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

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BrainFuse – JobNow New! Library Card Required.

Job search resources, including job coaching, resume critiques, interview practice, and local job postings. Live online job coaching is available daily from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

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Consumer Reports Databases Magazines, Newspapers and Journals Library Card Required.

Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. They publish reviews and comparisons of products and services based on reporting and results from their in-house testing laboratory and survey research centre. Check out Consumer Reports for helpful buying guides for various products and services! 

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Freegal Music Streaming Library Card Required.

Freegal® is a free digital music service that gives users access to more than 15 million songs and 40,000 music videos. Enjoy ad-free unlimited streaming and get seven free downloads per week (to keep forever)! There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

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G1.ca

Free G1 Practice Tests, based on the official Ontario Driver’s Handbook. Ad-free, unlimited use, and no registration required. An app and the M1 Motorcycle Test also available.



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hoopla Audiobooks eBooks eComics Movies and TV Music Streaming Library Card Required.

hoopla gives you access to movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, TV or phone! Titles can be streamed immediately (no waitlists!), or downloaded to your phone or tablet for offline enjoyment. With thousands of titles to choose from, and more being added daily, hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere. All you need is your Pickering Public Library card to get started!

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Kanopy Movies and TV Streaming Library Card Required.

Watch over 26,000 films from Kanopy on your computer, tablet, phone or TV! See classic films from The Criterion Collection, learn about every subject imaginable from The Great Courses and PBS, or indulge in festival indies and world cinema from award-winning filmmakers. Kanopy makes it easy to find something great to stream: all you need is your Pickering Public Library card.

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LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda Library) Library Card Required.

Learn at your own pace, anytime, with these popular video courses covering the latest in commercial software, creative and graphic arts, and business skills. Each course is hosted by an industry leader.

Please note: if you are logging in to the app for the first time, you will be prompted to enter the Library user ID.

User ID: pickeringlibrary

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Mango Languages Library Card Required.

Access over 70 courses designed to help you learn a new language by building 6 critical skills: vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, culture, comprehension and retention. Mango is a fast, easy and effective way to learn to speak another language!

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NoveList K-8 Plus Databases Library Card Required.

Created especially for children, NoveList K-8 Plus is the premier online database for reading recommendations, helping young readers find just the right book to read. This comprehensive source of popular and professional book information includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, book lists and more.

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NoveList Plus Databases Library Card Required.

Created especially for people who love books, NoveList Plus is the premier online database for reading recommendations, helping readers of all ages find just the right book to read! This comprehensive source of popular and professional book information includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, book lists and more.

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