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Learning lasts a lifetime, and we have information for every student — from kindergarten to post-secondary and beyond. The library can help learners of all ages make the grade!

For more resources on educating children, visit our Kids site. Check out the Homework Help section and For Parents booklists for information on raising a reader, topic guides based on the Ontario curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 8, and more.

Here are a few of our titles

LSAT 2017 Coding for parents All about ADHD  Language at the speed of sight

Browse our newest books and movies on these topics

Educating Children

Post Secondary Education

Test Preparation

Education & Careers
Education & Careers

Use these online books to find out about Canadian, American, and International schools; financial aid and awards; as well as career prospects in the United States.

Gale Courses
Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers access to free online learning courses that are available anytime, anywhere. These instructor-led courses begin every month and each course lasts for 6 weeks. Sign up using your library card and immediately gain valuable knowledge you can apply to your life or on the job. There’s definitely something for everyone.

Use Gale Courses | Get Started [PDF].

LinkedIn Learning
LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning (formerly has over 16,000 free online courses in business, technology, and creative skills taught by industry experts. Courses are available in over 7 languages. Sign in with your library card number and 4-digit PIN and follow the steps to set up your account. If you previously had a account, your courses will be saved as long as you use the same library card number for login.

Mobile App Users: The Library ID when you log into the mobile app is ideaexchange

Use LinkedIn Learning Online Courses | Get Started [PDF] | FAQ from LinkedIn


Test Preparation

Scholarships and Student Aid

OSAP (ServiceOntario)
Learn more about the Ontario Student Assistance Program and apply online for financial aid.

Information provided by the Canadian government about what and where to study and how to cover the costs.

Scholarships Canada
Register to search the extensive database of scholarships, bursaries and grants.
Register to get personalized information on thousands of scholarships, grants and cash awards.


A2Z Homeschooling
Homeschooling resources, blogs, legal information, and much more. This website is international in scope, but has lots of Canadian content.

The Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents
A provincial group providing support to homeschooling families and information on home-based education.

Continuing Education

Essential Skills Upgrading, Waterloo Region District School Board
Adults can receive help upgrading their math, reading, writing and computer skills at this employment-focused program run by the Waterloo Region District School Board. While you prepare for a new job, you can also work towards a GED.

Waterloo Region District School Board
51 Ardelt Avenue
Kitchener, ON  N2C 2R5

Essential Skills Upgrading, Waterloo Region District School Board
60 McDonald Street
Cambridge, ON

Waterloo Catholic District School Board
35 Weber St. W., Unit A
PO Box 91116
Kitchener, ON  N2G 4G2

Adult & Continuing Education at Conestoga College
299 Doon Valley Drive
Kitchener, ON N2G 4M4
519.748.5220 x 3656

The Literacy Group
40 Ainslie Street, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, ON N1R 3K1

Cambridge Christian Home Educators
Nonprofit, interdenominational Christian support group for home educating families in the Cambridge area