Library Improves Access to Technology

The Library now offers more resources to improve access to technology for everyone who lives, works or goes to school in the city.  The following resources will help you get connected:

Virtual Library Card

The Library is offering customers the option to register for a library card online. The virtual library card enables customers to immediately access online resources such as e-books, newspapers, magazines and downloadable movies and music. New users can also upgrade to a free full-service card for access to the Library’s physical collections and additional library services. The virtual card is a practical option for anyone who prefers to use only the Library’s online collection.

Laptop Lending

Customers can now borrow laptop computers for in-library use at Central, Frank McKechnie and Woodlands libraries. The laptop lending program is a pilot developed in collaboration with the City’s Information Technology division as part of the Smart City Master Plan.  Chromebooks continue to be available for in-library use at the Cooksville, Malton and Sheridan locations.

Hot Spots

The Library has expanded its existing hot spot lending program to include Central, Frank McKechnie, Malton, Mississauga Valley and Woodlands libraries. Similar to a Wi-Fi network, hot spots can be used at home, work or on the go to connect any device to the Internet.

As part of the Library Master Plan, the City is working to ensure that customers can access the library collection in new ways as well as provide resources for those who do not have access so they can get connected to help with school, a job search, government services and more.  For more information, visit

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