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. .

Literature Resource Center

Full text of literary journals, critical essays, plot summaries, author biographies, literary terms, and bibliographies


Local Newspapers

Searchable online articles from February 2000 onwards for the Barrie Examiner, Orillia Packet and Times, Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin and Midland Free Press.

Online searching of these newspaper articles is powered by Infomart, a division of Postmedia.

Obituaries are not included in this resource but can be viewed at


Learn a new skill online, on your time.  6,094 video courses in Business, Technology and Creative Skills taught by industry experts.


MaBiblioNumerique (English login)

Download French-language e-books to your computer or mobile device. This includes fiction and non-fiction, adult and children's books. See the guide below for detailed help on registering, searching and downloading e-books.

MaBiblioNumerique is provided by Archambault.


MaBiblioNumérique (français)

Vous y trouverez des œuvres de fiction pour les adultes, ados, et enfants – albums, bandes-dessinées, et romans ainsi que des documentaires d’intérêt général. Les livres sont compatibles avec des ordinateurs, appareils Android, iPhones et iPads, Kobos, et d’autres lecteurs électroniques.

Pour y accéder vous devez créer un compte d’utilisateur MaBiblioNumérique et avoir:
  • une carte de bibliothèque valable avec votre N.I.P.
  • un identifiant  Adobe
  • un logiciel gratuit spécifique à votre appareil (Adobe Digital Editions (ordinateur), ou l’application Bluefire Reader ou EBSCO Ebooks (appareils mobiles).

Vous trouverez des instructions détaillées pour MaBiblioNumérique sur le site Web de la biblio dans la section Digital Resources – Ebooks.


Mango Languages

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. It also offers English language lessons if English is not your first language.

Little Pim is the area of Mango for kids aged 0-6. Its Entertainment Immersion Method® makes learning a foreign language fun and easy for children.


MasterFile Premier

MasterFILE Premier provides full text for magazines and publications covering an extensive list of general interest topics including Consumer Reports, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.


Military and Intelligence

Full text magazines covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs, including socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more 


NoveList K-8 Plus

Fiction and popular nonfiction books for children, including award-winning books and book recommendations. Find similar titles to favourite books, or search for new authors or titles.


NoveList Plus

Fiction and popular nonfiction books for adults, teens and children, including award-winning books, book discussion guides and book talk guides. Find similar titles to favourite books, or search for new authors or titles.