Barrie Public Library - Enriching our Community

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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. .


Stream or download music, movies, and TV shows directly to your computer or mobile device. You can also view Hoopla videos using Chromecast.

Hoopla also contains e-books, e-audiobooks and comics. These can be read online if using a desktop or laptop computer, or they can be downloaded for offline reading to a mobile device. 

Limit of 8 "borrows" per month including any combination of books, music albums, episodes of TV shows, or movies.