Newcomer services

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

Our newcomer newsletter is emailed to subscribers every two months. Go to subscribe to newcomers newsletter to receive the newsletter.

Settlement workers are also available at several library locations to help with settlement and immigration questions. 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, Research and learn using library’s digital resources to learn a new language, take educational courses, access encyclopaedias, online practice tests, business databases and much more.

Read a wide selection of prints or digital magazines and newspapers in 60 languages using Press Reader. The Library also offers materials in 23 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.

Newcomer Programs

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.

During the library closure, call 905-615-3500. After a brief message about the closure, you will be connected to Dial-A-Story.