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Petawawa Public Library
16 Civic Centre Rd.
Petawawa, Ontario
K8H 3H5
Tel: 613 687-2227
Fax: 613 687-2527

Audiobooks and eBooks


Environmental Issues

Genealogy and History

General Reference


Hobbies and Do-It-Yourself



Newspapers and Magazines

Reader's Advisory

School Research


Search many databases at once ...

All Online Databases are available at any of our public Internet stations or on your own laptop when used within the library.

Unless otherwise specified, they are also accessible anywhere and anytime using an Internet connection and valid login information. Each database requires its own form of login:

  • Most make use of your 14-digit library card number.
  • Some require your library card number + PIN. (Need a PIN? Ask us for one next time you visit the library).

ONLINE DATABASES - (Click on the image to access the database)


Streamline your research. Search all Gale Cengage Databases at once or select several to search at one time.

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View all our EBSCO databases at a glance.
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(NoveList Plus, NoveList K-8 Plus, Home Improvement, Small Engine Repair, Consumer Health Complete, Consumer Health Information-French [Santé en français], EBSCOHOST Web [GreenFile], Canadian Points of View).


Download Audiobooks (to a personal listening device) from your home computer.
(This service was formerly provided as NetLibrary)
More information is available under the Collections >> eBooks & Audiobooks tab.

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Download eBooks (to your computer).
(This service was formerly provided as NetLibrary)
More information is available under the Collections >> eBooks & Audiobooks tab.

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Download audiobooks powered by OverDrive to your computer or personal listening device from home or at the library's download station. (iPod compatible). eBooks now available too for Sony eReaders, Kobo and Nook devices!
Be sure to take the Download Digital Media Guided Tour before starting.
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In partnership with CNIB, the Centre for Equitable Library Access provides Canadians with print disabilities the convenience of accessing the widest available range of alternate format media and reading materials in audio, braille, e-text and described video right from their local public library.

Requires: Petawawa Public Library card and registration on the CELA site.

Learn about the latest technologies, developments, instruction and coaching breakthroughs as well as background information on child health and development.

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Connect fiction and non-fiction books to your curriculum. Teach reading and writing skills.

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Environmental issues, sustainable living, climate change, recycling, conservation etc.

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This database provides information about thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles. View booklists, read book discussion guides and much more! This database also links to our online catalogue so you can see if the titles described in NoveList Plus are available at the library!

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Are you wondering what's new in books, audiobooks and DVDs at your library? Sign up for our e-newsletters and we'll deliver your selected lists right to your inbox. With a click, you'll be able to view catalogue records and place holds if you wish. (Just have your library card number and PIN handy.)

Click here to find downloadable fiction & non-fiction in audiobook & eBook formats.
Encyclopedia and general reference resources.

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Current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.

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Quality, innovative online learning opportunities for anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy, and math skills necessary for them to be successful in both work and life. Supported by the Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc. (GCF®) whose mission is "to create and provide education, employment, and life enrichment opportunities for people who desire to improve the quality of their lives" .
Techboomers is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life.

Everyday consumer health care information. Search and browse medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles, as well as fact sheets & pamphlets.

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Santé en français fournit des rapports faciles à lire avec des renseignements scientifiquement fondés dans le domaine de la santé. Ces rapports couvrant diverses maladies, conditions et traitements sont vérifiés par des médecins et reflètent les données les plus récentes.

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Merck Consumer Edition

Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language for consumers.

No Login required

Merck Professional Version

Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written for the health care professional.

No Login required

Health Reports
Health Reports, published by Statistics Canada, is a peer-reviewed journal of health featuring original and timely analyses of national or provincial/territorial surveys or administrative databases. New articles are published electronically each month.

No Login: Freely available on the Internet at


Language lessons combining real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. Courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

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The most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. Thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

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G1 Practice Tests is designed for Ontario learner drivers to help you pass your G1 test. Extremely user friendly, the site provides free practice tests that simulate the official G1 test in terms of question structure and grading standards. The tests provide detailed question-level feedback and unique ‘hints’. This is a privately owned website that is not owned by or affiliated with DriveTest or any other government agency.
A resource for levels K-5. Find pictures of animals and flags. Read articles about famous people, science, math, geography and history. Also includes a Teachers Toolbox.

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TumbleBooks are animated talking picture books which have been licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the Tumblebook format. It now includes early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audiobooks and National Geographic videos.
Little Pim language learning
Your child will love following along with Little Pim, the adorable cartoon panda bear who serves as the “teacher.” Together with Little Pim, your child can learn 360 words and phrases, providing the essential building blocks for language learning.  Each educational videos has a unique child friendly theme, such as eating, playtime and feelings.

Ancestry Library edition
Learn about your ancestors and trace your family tree in this library version of

Available for in-library use only.
county atlas project
The County Atlas Digital Project is a searchable database of the property owners' names which appear on the township maps in the county atlases between 1874 and 1881.

No log in required. Created by the Rare Books and Special Collections Division of McGill University.

Historical Topographic Maps Digitization Project

Access high-resolution map scans of early to mid-20th century historical topographic maps of Ontario.

No log in required. Project initiated by the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Geo Community in 2014.

Frontier Life

Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement and Colonial Encounters covers the European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia. Primary source documents reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas from 1650 to 1920.

No log in required.

Access 29,000 government documents from the collection of the Ontario Legislative Library. Simple searching, or browse by titles, by ministry/agency, authors, subjects, or years.


Read popular magazines on your PC, iOS and Android devices!

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Canada and the World Backgrounder


Covers politics, economics and social issues with a focus on Canada's place in the world. A great resource for student research and general knowledge. No password is necessary. Select one of the following:
Vol. 75, No. 1 September 2009 issue - Economics

Vol. 75, No. 3 December 2009 issue - Geopolitics
Vol. 75, No. 4 January 2010 issue - Equality
Vol. 75, No. 5 March 2010 issue - Natural Resources
Vol. 75, No. 6 May 2010 issue - Nordic States

Adobe Reader is necessary to view this magazine.

Community and historical newspapers of Ontario: Acton Free Press, British Whig, Canadian Illustrated News, Essex Free Press, Georgetown Herald, Kingston Chronicle, Kingston Gazette, Marine Record, Provincial Freeman, Stouffville Sun-Tribune, Voice of the Fugitive.

Each topic covered in this database is introduced with an overview, a point, a counterpoint and a guide to critical analysis. A great resource for debates and essays. Balanced coverage of social, political and economic issues.

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Service Ontario

Driver's Licences, plate stickers, health cards, birth certificates and other services provided by the Ontario Government.
No login required.


The Petawawa Public Library Digital Heritage Collection records the stories of Petawawa and the surrounding communities. 

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Updated January 4, 2018 by The Petawawa Public Library Staff