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

Arabic Collection

The library has a small collection for Arabic speakers learning English. There are dual-language beginning readers, classic novels, picture dictionaries, as well as beginner to advanced level book and CD kits for learning grammar, pronunciation, reading, and vocabulary.

We also have a small number of Arabic only fiction and non-fiction translations of Western authors. 

Browse the Arabic Collection

Online Learning and Language

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Creativebug

Access over 1400 beginner to advanced art and craft classes; includes tutorial videos, materials lists, instructions, patterns, templates, and recipes. The Creativebug app is also available for iOS and Android devices.

The Great Courses
The Great Courses

Enjoy 7 days of free, unlimited access to hundreds of the most popular courses taught by the world's top professors. Get started by logging into your account on the  RBdigital app. 

Learn It Live
Learn It Live

Discover hundreds of expert-led on-demand classes covering topics on cooking, nutrition, child care, financial wellness, fitness, yoga, mindfulness, stress reduction, and much more!

Method Test Prep
Method Test Prep

A comprehensive self-paced ACT and SAT test prep program designed to work seamlessly with students' unique learning styles and busy schedules.

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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.

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Lynda Library

Access over 140,000 video tutorials taught by experts. Use your web browser or the Lynda.com app for courses on business, graphic design, management, photography, and more!