Browse a Digital Magazine

Access digital magazines using your Thorold Public Library card. Take advantage of dozens of titles by clicking here or downloading the Libby app via the App Store or Google Play. Find more on OverDrive below.

Read Newspaper Articles

Newspaper Source Plus provides a full-text digital collection of the world’s major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, it offers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.  Publications include Niagara this Week, Toronto Star, and Hamilton Spectator.  Click on the link below to get started.


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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, e-books, and now dozens of magazines. The “Virtual Branch” is available any time of day from anywhere in the world. To access, click on the above link, or download the Libby app.

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)

Access Ancestry

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.