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Learning & Research

A valid Middlesex County Library card and PIN are required to access all of these services.  Your card number can be found on the back of your card, under the barcode.  Be sure to use all characters, including the zero, but no spaces.  Your PIN is typically the last four digits of your phone number.  If you are unable to login, please contact a library branch or email for assistance. 

Don't have a Middlesex County Library card?  We offer a virtual membership!  Apply online now.

Need help?  Jump to our Support section.

Online Learning

Learn new skills for free with your Middlesex County Library card!

Udemy for Business, Mango Languages and Creativebug are also available as apps from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.



Unlimited streaming of 1000+ arts and crafts classes taught by expert instructors. 

Gale Courses

Gale Courses

Provides 6 week long, online programs taught by college instructors. New courses begin each month.


Gale Presents: Udemy

An online learning platform for adults who want to upskill for a new job, advance in their current profession, or deepen a personal interest. 

Mango Languages

Mango Languages

A language learning resource offering courses in more than 70 languages.

Niche Academy

Niche Academy

Technology tutorials of all kinds, and custom content created by Middlesex County Library for our community.


These resources can be accessed without logging in if you are using a library computer or are connected to the library's wi-fi network.  If outside of a library, login iwth your library card number and PIN.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Genealogy resource that includes census, birth, marriage, death, immigration, military records and more, primarily for North America. 

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Auto Repair Source

A user-friendly search experience and access to a wealth of information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today's complex vehicles.

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The Canadian Encyclopedia

Featuring over 19,500 bilingual articles, The Canadian Encyclopedia plays an essential role in providing Canadians with accurate, updated information about our people and country. 

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Canadian Points of View

A database of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Each article has an overview, point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.

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Canadian Reference Centre

Includes leading Canadian and international periodicals, reference books and biographies, plus 1000s of images from the Canadian Press.

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This bilingual resource offers historical content about Canada from the first European settlers in to the 20th century.  This includes digitized books, magazines and government documents. 

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CBC Corner

CBC Corner is a digital portal that brings CBC's audio, video and news content together in one place for a more streamlined experience.

Version Française: L'espace Radio-Canada

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Consumer Health Complete

Health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicines.

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Consumer Reports

Ratings, reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products. Also includes articles, blogs and videos.

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A databased designed to support students and classroom instruction. Search for thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects.

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Explora Children

Explora, redesigned to specifically support learners and teachers in the primary grades.

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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.

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MasterFile Premier

Popular full text magazines covering subject areas of general interest, including a collection of over 350,000 photos, maps and flags.

NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 Plus

Find child and youth focused reading lists, read alikes, book reviews and more. Options for 0-8, 9-12 and teens.

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NoveList Plus

Wondering what to read next? Find book reviews, read-alikes, reading lists and more!

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Merck Manuals

A comprehensive medical information source covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine.

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Primary Search

A full-text database of children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. 


Access technology tutorials of all kinds from Middlesex County Library's Niche Academy.

For basic troubleshooting tips, watch our Troubleshooting Library Apps video on YouTube.

For additional technical support, please email:, call 519-245-8237 or contact us via Facebook

Or select a resource below for more support information:

Ancestry Library Edition

Discover your unique personal history with Ancestry Library Edition.  Your ancestors left clues along the way. Now, you can trace them online. Billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more are at your fingertips!

Please note that you may get a Security Certificate warning when following the link to Ancestry.  This is because our website uses a secure certificate and Ancestry Library does not.  This is expected behaviour and does not pose a risk.  Depending on your browser you would likely just need to select 'Advanced' and 'Proceed to the site anyway'. If you have questions or need further assistance please email us at

For a brief look at Ancestry Library Edition, view "Ancestry Library Edition Genealogy Research in 2 Minutes" on YouTube.

For a more in-depth introduction, view our "Intro to Ancestry Library Edition" on our YouTube channel.

Access the Ancestry Library Edition message boards (only available in library).

Videos, presentations and user guides from ProQuest (supplier of Ancestry Library Edition).


Creativebug features award-winning art & craft video classes taught by experts. Download patterns, templates & recipes. Classes for kids, too. Create your account by visiting the Middlesex County Library Creativebug page, then watch in your web browser, or download the app!

Visit the Creativebug Frequently Asked Questions page or check out our Getting Started with Creativebug guide.

Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

Visit the Gale Courses Help page or download our Getting Started with Gale Courses guide.

Gale Presents: Udemy

Gale Presents: Udemy is an on-demand elearning platform that offers more than 4,000 high-quality, on-demand video courses taught by instructors across 75 categories in the areas of business, technology, and design.

Middlesex County Library patrons can access Udemy through their web browser or by using the Udemy for Business app. You can create an Udemy account or login with your Google or Microsoft account.

Learn about creating a Google Account

Learn about creating a Microsoft Account

Visit the Udemy for Business Help and Support site or download our Getting started with Udemy guide.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages is a language learning database designed to equip you with conversational abilities. Mango immerses you in real, everyday conversations in over 70 different language courses. Some of the languages include: Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and English as a second language. Available to use on your computer, or download the app.

Visit the Mango Troubleshooting Page ?or download our guide for Getting Started with Mango Languages.

Niche Academy

Niche Academy provides tutorials for a wide variety of resources and skills. Included in Middlesex County Library's Academy are tutorials for using our digital collections and e-Resources, as well as for developing basic tech skills. Visit the site to search our tutorials, and keep an eye out for icons and side buttons throughout our website site that will provide you with additional help. 

Visit the Niche Academy Help Centre.