5 Things You Can Get FREE with a Library Card that Cost You Money Everywhere Else

As prices continue to rise, we thought this was a good time to remind you that your library card is a fantastic value! It’s free to get a card, it’s free to borrow materials and there are no more overdue fines. Here’s a curated list of five things* that are free at the library, but cost you money everywhere else.

  1. Research your family tree.

Access the full version of Ancestry.com for free while visiting the central library. 

  1. Learn another language.

Learning another language for school, work or travel? Try out Pronunciator on a laptop or mobile device.

  1. Digitize VHS tapes.

What to do with those old VHS family movies? Borrow our free converter and make them into DVDs. (non-copyrighted content only)

  1. Get past newspaper paywalls without a subscription.

Save yourself the cost of subscribing to the National Post, Globe and Mail or Wall Street Journal (plus hundreds of other papers) by logging into PressReader with your library card.

  1. Print a resume.

Looking for work? We offer free printing/scanning/faxing for job-related documents. (You don’t even need a library card for this one!)

There’s much more available for free – pop in for a visit!