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Ancestry Library Edition

Trace your family history by searching for historical records on Ancestry Library Edition. Records include census and voter lists, birth, marriage and death, immigration and much more! (In-Library use only)

Belleville History Alive

The Belleville History Alive site is our on-going digitization project. You can find city directories, newspaper clippings on local businesses and other documents pertaining to local history.

Canadian Reference Centre

Canadian Reference Centre includes full-text content from leading Canadian and international periodicals, reference books and biographies, plus thousands of images from the Canadian Press. It also includes access to popular magazines like Maclean’s, People, and Consumer Reports.

Career Cruising

Career Cruising is a comprehensive exploration and planning tool that helps people explore careers and post-secondary school options. It provides detailed listings on over 500 occupations, including education and training information.

Flipster - Digital Magazines

Access digital magazines on your computer or mobile device for FREE with your library card. For more information click here.

Gale Courses are self-guided college level courses available for free with your library card. The Belleville Public Library is excited to offer our community new alternatives to continue life-long learning and to build valuable career skills. For more information, please visit here.


Hoopla is a media streaming service that offers thousands of music recordings, audio books, graphic novels, TV shows and movies from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers. All you need is a valid library card to borrow up to 8 great titles per month. For more information, click here.


Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform for public libraries that offers viewers a large collection of over 30,000 award-winning films, specializing in documentaries and foreign films. For more information, please visit here.

NoveList Plus

Find the perfect book with NoveList Plus our comprehensive readers’ advisory resource. You can find titles, articles, and book lists, including author readalikes, for both your fiction and nonfiction needs. Pour NoveList en français, cliquez ici.


OverDrive is a free book lending service offered by the library that lets you borrow digital content such as eBooks and eAudiobooks anytime, anywhere with your library card. For more information, please visit our help page.   

TumbleBook Library




The TumbleBook library is a collection of animated, talking picture books. It also features videos, read-alongs, puzzles and games for young readers.