Newcomer services

The library is free to anyone living, working or studying in Mississauga.

Settlement workers are also available at several library locations to help with settlement and immigration questions. Contact your location to check availability. You can also contact Immigration Peel to find a settlement service near you.

Use or borrow technology, including computers, scanner, printers, photocopiers, laptops, Hotspots and much more. Free Wi-Fi available at all library locations.

Learn English using books, study guides for TOEFL, IELTS and TOEIC Tests.

With your library card, you can research and learn by accessing the library’s digital resources to learn a new language, take educational online courses and practice tests, access encyclopaedias, business databases and much more.

Read a wide selection of prints or digital magazines and newspapers in over 60 languages using various library databases. The library also offers print materials in over 20 languages.

Use free apps to borrow, download or stream music, video games, and TV shows.

Exam proctoring is available for distance education, online courses, or professional certifications.

Explore career and volunteer opportunities at the Library.

A registered Social Worker provides a variety of services and support from library’s Open Window Hub.

The library offers a variety of programs for newcomers of all ages. Browse and register by visiting ActiveMississauga.

English conversation circles can help newcomers improve their language skills and boost their confidence in speaking English.

Library staff highlight key library resources in Job Hunting Resources program to help you look for work and research companies.

Preparing for Canadian Citizenship Test? Sign up for Canadian Citizenship: Get Ready program to learn about the eligibility criteria and application process. Find out how to study for the test, and take a practice test or two. The official ‘Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship‘ study guide is available to borrow from Mississauga Library. Ages 18-99.

Library storytime programs in other languages are also available at various libraries throughout Mississauga. You can also listen to stories in English, French, Hindi, Mandarin, Polish and Urdu using our ‘Dial-A-Story’ service. Just call 905-615-3500 and listen to the options.