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Online features YOU need to know about!

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Thank you for becoming a St. Thomas Public Library customer! The library has so many things to offer and it's all FREE! To make things easy-peasy, you will receive a monthly library newsletter straight to your inbox so you will always know what's happening at YOUR library.

We thought we'd take this opportunity to introduce you to a few of our online resources - ways for you take reading to a new level and to stay in the loop!

STPL is on Facebook!

Like St. Thomas Public Library on Facebook!

St. Thomas Public Library staff is always posting about upcoming events and programs, draws and contests, pictures and photos, "Did you know's", new material, book reviews, and discussions. All departments post to the same Facebook page, so you can find all updates in one place!

Consumer Reports

It's that time of year when appliances and other big ticket items go on sale. Do YOU know which product is the best value for your money? Why not use your STPL library card to check them out on Consumer Reports?

Consumer Reports
is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves. Consumer Reports reviews everything from paper towels, to computer reviews, refrigerators to bacon.

And the library gives you access to those reports for FREE!

Free GALE Courses

Never stop learning. Whether you’re looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, St. Thomas Public Library now offers hundreds of online courses that are accessible anywhere online, 24/7. Gale Courses offer well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students. TRY IT TODAY!

Courses Include (among hundreds of others...)
  • Accounting, Resume Writing, Business and Management, Grant Writing and Nonprofit, Real Estate, Healthcare, and Sales and Marketing
  • Introduction to the Microsoft Office Suite, Database Management, Graphic and Multimedia Design
  • Children, Parents, and Family, Digital Photography, Health &Wellness, Languages, Leadership & Communication, and Test Preparation

NoveList Plus - a Reader's Best Friend

  • On a hold list for the newest best-seller and need something to read while you wait?
  • Looking for more books by your favorite author, or want to explore similar authors?
  • Not sure of the next book in the series you’re reading?
  • Found a book you love and now want more like it?

NoveList Plus is the answer!
Make sure you set some time aside to browse all of what this database has to offer. Try it out!

Download eBooks, Audiobooks and More!

Did you know you can download FREE eBooks for your computer, eReader, Apple device, smartphone, and Blackberry Playbook?

Not only that, you can download FREE eAudiobooks in MP3 and WMA format to listen to when you're on the go!

Visit the library's Download Centre for thousands of digital books. All of the free software, apps, and instructions are available on one easy-to-use site.

Best of all, there are no late fees! http://downloadcentre.library.on.ca Powered by OverDrive

St. Thomas Public Library's Catalogue

Check our inventory, place a hold, renew your materials, and find your next great read on our upgraded online catalogue! Just visit http://catalogue.stthomaspubliclibrary.ca to get started.

Our collection includes (among a plethora of other items):
  • Books
  • Large Print
  • Kobos Touch eReaders
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Magazines and Periodicals
  • CDs
  • DVDs & Blu-Ray Discs
  • Graphic Novels for youth and adults
  • Video Games for Xbox 360, Wii, Playstation 3, and Nintendo DS (rated E for Everyone, E10+ for everyone, T for Teen)
  • Prefilled book backpacks for newborns to preschoolers

You can place holds, renew items, make reading lists, save your reading history, update your email address, view and manage your eBook and eAudiobook loans, view programs you have registered for, and (coming soon), pay your overdue fees online!

STPL's Blog

There's a bit of everything on the library's blog! Staff members from all departments contribute to the blog - telling stories, offering advice, promoting programs, sharing book reviews, celebrating authors, etc.


Questions? Contact us!

If you have any questions about what the library has to offer, library resources, lending policies, programs, ANYTHING! - please do not hesitate to ask. St. Thomas Public Library has so much to offer you and we're here to help.

Library Hours

Monday to Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday - Closed