Browse eResources by Subject

You can use our information databases in the library, from home or anywhere you access the internet. Click on the titles or icons below to view and use these resources. Some of these resources will require you to log in using the 10-character barcode found on your Smiths Falls Public Library card.

The views and opinions expressed on the websites below do not necessarily reflect the position or official policies of the Smiths Falls Public Library. The library and its web developers cannot be held liable or responsible for the content of these links or where they are hosted. 

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Smiths Falls Digital Archive (NEW Content Added!)

This collaboration between the Smiths Falls Public Library and Heritage House Museum is an ongoing project that will present historic Smiths Falls and Montague Township through photographs and other materials of interest to community members and researchers.

Check out the recently added collection of postcards, donated by David Maddock.
Have your own postcards or photos? Upload them to the collection!

Books, Reading and Language

hoopla Digital

With hoopla digital, you can instantly borrow audiobooks, ebooks, comics, music, movies, and TV for FREE with the power of your library card!

Library card required.

Libby (Mobile app by OverDrive)

Libby is the easiest way to enjoy ebooks, digital audiobooks and magazines. The Libby app is available to download for free on Android and iOS devices. You can also use Libby through a browser at libbyapp.com.

Library card required.

Mango Languages

Want to learn a new language or improve your English? Try Mango! Choose from over 70+ different languages, including French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Hindi, and more!

Library card required.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Reading recommendations for children from Kindergarten to Grade 8.

Library card required.

NoveList Plus

Let NoveList help you find your next great read! Find fiction titles based on favourite authors or titles, browse hundreds of lists, read-alikes, and book discussion guides.

Library card required.

OverDrive (Desktop only)

Don't have a mobile device? You can still browse our digital library through OverDrive! All you need is your library card number.

Library card required.

Canada and Local Interest

Canadiana Online

Canadiana Online is a digitized collection of newspapers, periodicals, government documents and more about Canada from European contact to the early 20th century.

Canadian Reference Centre

This database includes leading Canadian periodicals and full-text reference books, biographies, and an image collection containing thousands of photos, maps and flags.

Library card required.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Search through thousands of biographies of people who have contributed to the history of Canada. This database is a collaboration between the University of Toronto and Laval University.

Digital Archive Ontario

Explore all digitized items held by Toronto Public Library—including over 100,000 historical photos, maps, postcards & more from Ontario.

Our Ontario

Find millions of items and collections from libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, community groups, and government ministries including photographs, videos, oral histories and more.

Smiths Falls Digital Archive

This collaboration between the Smiths Falls Public Library and Heritage House Museum is an ongoing project that will present historic Smiths Falls and Montague Township through photographs and other materials of interest to community members and researchers.

Cars and Driving

Auto Repair Source

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.

Library card required.

G1.ca Practice Tests

Get ready for your G1 or M1 with these free practice tests, based on the official Ontario Driver's handbook.

General Reference and Research

Ancestry Library Edition

Access the world's largest online history resource and unlock the story of you with sources like vital records, census data, immigration documents, military records, and more.

Ancestry Library Edition can only be accessed from inside the library.

Consumer Reports

Find information on thousands of products including ratings, reviews, comparisons, and recalls. In addition you can read articles with in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts.

Library card required.

EBSCOhost Research Databases

Search through various databases including EBSCOhost's audiobooks and ebooks collection, MasterFILE Premier and Primary Search.

Library card required.

PebbleGo

PebbleGo is an online tool designed specifically for kids in Kindergarten through the 3rd grade. This database is packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities.

Health

BounceBack

BounceBack is a free, guided self-help program that's effective in helping people aged 15 and up who are experiencing mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression, or may be feeling low, stressed, worried, irritable or angry.

BounceBack is not a crisis service or counselling.

For resources that offer 24/7 support, please visit https://ontario.cmha.ca/provincial-mental-health-supports/

MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus is an online health information resource from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, and a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Includes information on drugs and supplements, medical tests, genetics, and a medical encyclopedia.

Merck Manuals

The Merck Manuals are a comprehensive medical information source covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine. Find information on various medical topics such as symptoms, drugs, procedures and more.