Resources for Lake of Bays Library Cardholders

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.

Get Ancestry Library from Home

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. See our Movie and Music page and our eBooks eAudioBooks eComics page for access to those resources.

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

Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation - https://www.lakeofbaysheritage.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/

Other Information

Partners for Planning - to help families that have someone with a disability plan for the future - http://partnersforplanning.ca 

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

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