Barrie Public Library - Enriching our Community

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PLEASE NOTE: Public Internet Computers and Wireless Access will be unavailable on Sunday, September 24th at the Downtown Branch, while we upgrade our network. The Painswick branch will have all services available.

Online Databases

Online Databases

Do research 24/7

These databases allow you to do research in magazine and newspaper articles covering a wide range of subjects. You can find the fulltext for many major Canadian newspapers, and current and back issues of over 1,000 magazines.

Many of our databases are available through the library's web site 24/7, whether from the library, home, school or work.

PLEASE NOTE: You will now need your 14-digit library card number AND your 4 digit PIN in order to access many of our online resources. .

A to Z Publications Finder

Search our online magazines, journals, newspapers and other periodicals (excluding online magazines available through Zinio).

  • The main search box will return online articles in the results list
  • Click 'Publications' in the top left corner of the main search screen to browse or search by publication title 
  • Click 'Multimedia' to search for images

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