Browse a Digital Magazine or Graphic Novel

Patrons can access a variety of digital magazines and graphic novels using rb digital.   Click on the link below then click on register to create an account.  You can also download the rb digital app via the App Store or Google Play.


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World Book

World Book has been the trusted encyclopedia of school and public libraries for decades. World Book Online contains thousands of informational articles with illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities.

Read E-books and Listen to Audiobooks

When accessing eResources from home, the resources marked with an asterisk (*) require a valid Thorold Public Library card number or a Username and Password which is available on the link.


With Overdrive, your library never closes! Browse, checkout, and download best-selling and classic audio books and e-books. The “Virtual Branch” is available any time of day from anywhere in the world. *

Books & Audiobooks on EBSCOhost  

Books & Books & Audiobooks on EBSCOhost provides access to digital versions of books, journals, and database content. You can access this eContent 24 hours a days, seven days a week. Note: To access these ebooks from home, please register and create your own free account.

Click on the following links to access Audiobooks, eBooks or the EBSCOHost Help page:

Audiobooks Home
eBooks Home
eBooks & Audiobooks Help

Tumble Books  Tumble books

An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading. To access this database from home, please enter your library card barcode (no spaces)

Available until August 31, 2020 (no library card required):


K-6 math e-book database


Grade 7-12 e-book database


All ages audio book database


A huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd!

Access Ancestry

Temporary access for TPL cardholders is now available.  Log in to your online account via our website, then click the Ancestry tab after My Lists. If you encounter an error page, please close the browser without logging out, then reopen.

Still having trouble? Email it@thoroldpubliclibrary.ca.

Ancestry Library Edition  

Ancestry Library Edition may only be accessed in the Library at any public access terminal. Canada’s leading family history website, offers members access to 128 million searchable Canadian family history records.

Additional E-books

To access these eBooks from home, please use the following Username and Password:
Username: thorold
Password: library

Energy & Environment (eBooks) 

Provides a comprehensive examination of the history, technology, science, environmental and social implication with the production of energy.

Frontiers of Science (eBooks)

Exploring topics at the forefront of research, this set focuses on the methods and imagination of people who push the boundaries of science.

Science Foundations (eBooks)

Explores the many methods scientists use to understand our world and universe.

Psychological Disorders (eBooks) 

Explores today’s most common psychological disorders by examining their symptoms, causes and effects.