Online Resources

What are Online Resources?

Online resources are searchable collections of information. They’re great resources for business research, answering your health questions, homework or research needs and finding magazine, newspaper or journal articles.

How are they different from a general Internet search?

Information in online resources comes from high quality sources. The information is reliable. Most of the information available through online resources is not available on the Internet without a charge. The Library subscribes to these resources so you can access them free, 24 hours a day. All you need is a New Tecumseth Public Library (NTPL) library card and a PIN.

Accessing Our FREE Online Resources

Browse and search through the information within this area of the website. For further assistance, you may call or visit the Reference Department of your local branch.

Ancestry Library Edition

Research your genealogy and construct your family tree using census and voter lists, vital records, church histories, school records, immigration records, military records, and more.

Access to Ancestry Library Edition is only available onsite at a library location. Visit any of our branches to access this resource. The discover button below will only work from inside the library.

A To Z Listings

All of our online resources are listed here in alphabetical order. The listing contains links to all original content, their descriptions, the funding agency for each resource, and what is required to access each resource.


Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films. Get free access to thousands of movies and more with your library card.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning, previously offers video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. It is a subsidiary of LinkedIn. All the courses on LinkedIn fall into 3 categories: Business, Creative, and Technology.


PressReader provides online access to 7,000+  newspapers and magazines. Read instantly, or download for later. Translation available into up to 16 languages.

Libby by OverDrive

Enjoy free e-books and e-audiobooks using the Ontario Library Consortium’s OverDrive collection.


Enjoy free e-books and e-audiobooks using the Simcoe County Consortium’s cloudLibrary collection.

NTPL’s Beanstack

This easy-to-use tool lets you track your reading and reach your reading goals, write and share book reviews, and join reading challenges where you can earn virtual badges and real prizes!

Acknowledgment of Support

The support of the Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sports (MTCS), is gratefully acknowledged.

We also appreciate the funding of online resources by Simcoe County through the County of Simcoe Library Co-Operative (SCL) and by the Town of New Tecumseth through New Tecumseth Public Library (NTPL).