Adult Literacy

The Adult Literacy Collection has classic and contemporary novels, as well as short stories from beginner to advanced levels available. Many of these titles include an audio CD of the book to listen along while you read.

We also have a selection of workbooks available to help develop your vocabulary and improve your reading, writing and grammar.

Browse the Adult Literacy Collection 

English as a Second Language Collection

The library's English as a Second Language (ESL) collection includes materials to help English learners at different levels. Topics include grammar, exam preparation (TOEFL, IELTS, Canadian citizenship etc.), idioms, listening, pronunciation, reading and vocabulary. 

Browse the ESL Collection

Online Learning and Language

Enjoy 24/7 access to the library's collection of eLearning products.

Access the Ptbo Library Learning Portal for video tutorials to help you learn how to use library eResources and other beginner courses. 


ArtistWorks provides players world-class instruction from Grammy Award-winning music professionals. ArtistWorks for Libraries offers users a guided path of video lessons containing everything they need to reach their musical goals. All levels of player are welcome!

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Access over 1400 beginner to advanced art and craft classes; includes tutorial videos, materials lists, instructions, patterns, templates, and recipes. 

Access  Creativebug

The Great Courses

Enjoy unlimited access to hundreds of the most popular courses taught by the world's top professors.

Access on your desktop or download the Libby app from the  App Store or the Google Play Store for mobile devices.  

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LinkedIn Learning

Access over 16,000 courses taught by experts in 7 different languages. Use your web browser or the LinkedIn Learning app and learn new skills covering topics such as business, graphic design, management, photography, and more!


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STEM Village

A guided, web-based tool for K-12 students to develop critical science, technology, engineering and math skills for the rapidly evolving knowledge economy.

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Transparent Language

Learn a new language at your own pace. Use your web browser or the Transparent Language Online app to learn over 100 languages from Afrikaans to Zulu.

Access Transparent Language