Digital Resources A-Z

Digital Resources A-Z

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The following A to Z list will give you quick access to all of our Digital Resources. If you prefer to browse by category, see the button menu above.

Most of our online collections are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They include access to eBooks, Audiobooks and a variety of digital resources for research or personal interest for all ages.

Some resources may require one or more of the following:

  • Your 14-digit Library Card Number
  • Your PIN
  • Downloadable free software or a free account (for eBooks, Audiobooks and Mango etc.)

Ancestry Library Edition (in Library use only)

  • Learn about your ancestors and trace your family tree .

Auto Repair Source

  • Contains step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recall notices for all makes and models, with some model years going back to the 1970s.

Britannica Library

  • With 3 sites in one, patrons can conduct research, work on special projects, or explore their unique interests. Includes Britannica Children, Britannica Young Adults, and Britannica Reference Center.

Britannica Library Children

  • Child friendly articles, magazines, pictures, videos, audio clips. Updated with new information daily!

Britannica Library Reference Center

  • Conduct fact-checked research from continually updated encyclopedia articles.

Britannica Library Young Adults

  •  Encourages independent learning with access to multimedia content and the ability to toggle between reading levels.
  • A searchable database of the property owners’ names which appear on the township maps in the county atlases between 1874 and 1881.

County Atlas Digital 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. Township maps, portraits and properties have been scanned, with links from the property owners’ names in the database.

CBC Corner 

  • We have partnered with CBC/Radio-Canada to offer you this one-of-a-kind portal to discover unique Canadian and local content including news, TV and radio shows, podcasts, kids content, a language learning app and much more!

CBC Corner Kids 

  • CBC Corner content designed for Kids and content created by Kids! Discover, games, videos, news and more.

CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access)

  • We have partnered with the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) to provide access to magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats. Anyone with a print disability and a valid Petawawa Public Library card can register by visiting the CELA site.

CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario)

  • Clear, accurate, and practical legal rights education and information to help people understand and exercise their legal rights. Focuses on providing information to people who face barriers to accessing the justice system, including income, disability, literacy, and language.

Digital Heritage Collection (Petawawa)

  • Records the stories and history of Petawawa and the surrounding communities.

Discover Canada Study Guide

  • The official guide for the Canadian citizen test covering the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

EBSCOhost Audiobooks

  • Use your phone, laptop, or tablet to listen to a variety of books.

EBSCOhost eBooks

  • Read fiction and non-fiction on your phone, laptop, or tablet.

L’espace Radio-Canada

  • Nous travaillons avec CBC/Radio-Canada pour vous offrir ce portail unique qui permet de découvrir du contenu d’ici incluant nouvelles, reportages locaux, émissions de télévision et de radio, balados, contenu pour enfants, application d’apprentissage linguistique et bien plus!

  •  Provides free practice tests for student drivers of all ages. Not owned by or affiliated with DriveTest or any other government agency.

Gale In Context: Canada

  • A great resource for finding information about Canadian topics, people, places, events and issues. Start with the topic overviews and then dive deeper into your subject through news articles, biographies, videos, images, magazine articles, and more. Suitable for lower elementary to high school and above.


  • From seniors learning computer basics to seasoned professionals brushing up on Microsoft Office skills to job seekers gaining new career skills to students practicing math, everyone can find something useful here.

Health Reports

  • A peer-reviewed journal of health, published by Statistics Canada. Features original and timely analyses of national or provincial/territorial surveys or administrative databases. New articles are published electronically each month.

Historical Topographic Map Digitization Project

  • Provides access to high-resolution map scans of early to mid-20th century Ontario. Project initiated by the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) Geo Community in 2014.

INK – Our Digital World Newspaper Collection

  • A searchable database for a variety of community and historical newspapers of Ontario.


  • Stream films anytime, anywhere on your preferred devices. Create an account with your own email and password. Then complete the registration with your Library Card Number and enjoy up to 5 movies per month!

Kanopy Kids

  • Your Kanopy registration includes unlimited access to video content that’s suitable for children, so kids can browse freely. You can also set up parental controls to ensure children can’t view content outside of Kanopy Kids.

Learning HUB

  • A Literacy and Basic Skills upgrading program for adults funded through Employment Ontario. Popular courses include: Healthy Eating; Microsoft Word and Excel; Becoming a Better Speller; Customer Service Essentials; Conflict Resolution; Understanding and Using Math; Writing an Essay; Managing your Money.


Mango languages

  • Learn over 70 languages. Lessons focus on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

Mauril language learning

  • Ready to take your French or English language skills to the next level? Test your listening comprehension skills with audio and video content from CBC and Radio-Canada. Progress at your own pace and step out of your comfort zone with language challenges. Mauril will help you feel more confident using French or English in any context.

Medici TV

  • Limited Time Trial until August 15, 2023.
  • The world’s premier resource for classical music videos, it gives you unlimited and simultaneous access to stunning live events streamed every year from the world’s most prestigious venues. Plus, it offers thousands of concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, master classes, and many more films from the 1940s through to the present day. Available on all digital devices anytime, anywhere.

Merck Manual Consumer Version

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

Merck Manual Professional Version

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

NextReads newsletters

  • Keep up to date on the latest titles we’ve added to our collections or check out our special interest booklists.

Niche Academy

  • Useful tutorials provide instruction on using some of our online resources and learning about computer basics in general.

NoveList K-8 Plus

  • A great way to find new books and authors for children and youth. You’ll find book recommendations, read-alike suggestions, and award winners. There is also a way to check if the books you like are available in our library!

NoveList Plus

  • Find out what comes next in that great series you discovered or find similar authors or titles to those you’ve already enjoyed.

Ontario Government Documents

  • Access over 120,000 government documents from the collections of the Ontario Legislative Library and the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.


  • Borrow up to 10 items at a time through OverDrive including eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and videos.

Service Ontario

  • Get your driver’s licence, plate stickers, health cards, birth certificates, register a birth and more.

Steps to Justice (Your guide to law in Ontario)

  • Steps to Justice gives reliable and practical information on common legal problems including:
    • step-by-step information to help you work through your legal problems
    • practical tools, such as checklists, fillable forms, and self-help guides
    • referral information for legal and social services across Ontario
    • live chat and email support if you can’t find the answers to your questions


  • A free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users about websites that can help improve their quality of life.

TumbleBook Library

  • Stream animated e-books for children. The collection includes French and Spanish books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, plus exciting games and puzzles!
A picture of book stacks in the youth department of the library.

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”

Albert Einstein