Resources for Lake of Bays Library Cardholders


Online Video Courses and Tutorials

This site is an online learning resource with more than 4,000 video courses covering business strategies, technical skills, creative techniques, computer software and more. Download the courses to watch later, create your own playlists, or follow a career path. Log in using your library barcode number and your library card password for the PIN. Then if it’s your first time signing in, enter your name and e-mail address to help you manage your course history, playlists, bookmarks, and Certificates of Completion on the Lynda.com website.

Get access to Lynda.com

A-Z World Travel

World Travel Guides

This resource includes 202 world city travel guides covering 67 topics each. The travel guides cover topics that are of interest to those planning their international travel— pre-trip planning, points of interest, excursions, neighbourhoods, restaurants, nightlife, as well as health and safety. Your username is your library barcode number. Your password is your library card password.

Get access to A-Z World Travel

Craft and Hobby Resource Centre

Craft and Hobby How-Tos and Articles

Learn about hundreds of crafts, hobbies and pastimes with the articles, how-to tutorials and videos in this database. From needlecrafts to metalwork, to model building and scrapbooking, stamp collecting to gardening, and so much more. Craft and Hobby how-tos with DIY Craft & Hobby. Log in using your library barcode number.

Get access to Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center


Genealogy Research with Ancestry

Ancestry Library edition is an extensive database of primary documents for genealogical research. The library edition gives you access to census records, military records, vital records, and historical collections. To use this resource, please come to the library. It’s bookmarked on any library computer.

Visit us in the library!

Ontario Driver’s License Practice Tests

Ontario Driver’s License Practice Tests

Take practice tests for your Ontario G series driver’s license tests, as well as motorcycle practice tests. Just click the link below for access.

Get access to the Ontario Driver’s License Practice Tests

More E-Resources

Cardholders also have access to Free eBooks and Audiobooks through Overdrive, or streaming documentaries through Kanopy, and movies, music and eBooks through Hoopla (coming soon).

Other Free Resources

Local Information

Lake of Bays Township - http://www.lakeofbays.on.ca/

District of Muskoka - www.muskoka.on.ca/

Baysville Community Group - www.baysvillecommunitygroup.ca/

Job Search Links

Job Bank - http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home-eng.do?lang=eng

Indeed Job Bank - https://ca.indeed.com/jobs-in-Muskoka,-ON

Government Links

Service Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/corporate/portfolio/service-canada.html

Health Canada - http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/

Province of Ontario - https://www.ontario.ca/

Open Government Canada Portal - http://open.canada.ca/en

Archives of Ontario - http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/

Your Legal Rights - http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/

Research and History Links

Archives of Ontario - http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/

Canadian Genealogy Centre - http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/genealogy/Pages/introduction.aspx

Ontario County Atlases, published between 1875 and 1881, online at McGill University digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas

The Canadian Encyclopedia - www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/

Other Information

Free study for Ontario G1 Test online - http://lakeofbayslib.g1.ca

Ontario County Atlases, published between 1875 and 1881, online at McGill University - digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas

The Canadian Encyclopedia - www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/

Break the Fake/Media Smarts, for resources on how to spot fake news and information in the digital world - https://mediasmarts.ca/break-fake