Digital Collections

Ancestry - Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) provides unprecedented access to family history via documents that record the lineage of over 5 billion individuals.  Access records from Canada, the United States, parts of Europe and around the world, including census records, military documents, parish records, immigration documents, newspaper and other published sources, wills, and other family trees. 
TO ACCESS FROM HOME: Log into your library account and click on the link on your Account Summary page. If you experience difficulty logging in, please contact us at (705) 474-4830 or


FamilySearch is a non-profit organization which provides access to an extensive collection of genealogy records, and is dedicated to connecting families across the generations. The North Bay Public Library is pleased to be one of the many affiliate libraries for this service.

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cloudLibrary is our new ebook and audiobook service you can access from your smartphone or tablet. Download the app, log into our library, and start checking out material!
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Flipster Digital Magazines

Flipster is an easy-to-use digital magazine app. Find our library, log in with your library barcode and start borrowing!


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Geology Ontario

GeologyOntario provides access to all Ontario Geological Survey maps, reports and datasets and over 75,000 private sector Assessment Files, as well as data on mineral occurrences, surface and underground drilling, lithogeochemical results and abandoned mines information for the province of Ontario.

Service Ontario

ServiceOntario is your connection to Ontario government services. Visit to find more about your online service options.