Newcomer services

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

Read a wide selection of print 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.

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

Research and Study
Access the library’s digital resources to learn a new language, take educational online courses and practice tests, access encyclopedias, business databases and much more.

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

Computers, scanner, printers, photocopiers, laptops, Hotspots and much more. Free Wi-Fi available at all library locations.

Other Services
Career and volunteer opportunities at the Library and City of Mississauga.

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.

Canadian Citizenship: Get Ready
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. Learn more.

English Conversation Circles
Practice speaking English in a fun and relaxed environment. Meet new friends in the community. Offered at various locations. Find an English Conversation Circle.

English Reading Circles
Practice your listening, reading and conversational skills. All levels welcome! Offered at various locations. Find an English Reading Circle.

Job Hunting Resources
Library staff will highlight key library resources to help you look for work, including how to research companies. Library staff highlight key library resources in Job Hunting Resources program to help you look for work and research companies. Find a Job Hunting Resources program.

Multilingual Storytime
Available at various libraries throughout Mississauga. Find a Multilingual Storytime.

Get help to improve or write an effective resume and cover letter. Six 20-minute slots. First come, first served. Partnered with Catholic Crosscultural Services.

Location: Hazel McCallion Central Library
Mondays, June 10, July 15, August 12
5 pm-7:30 pm

Legal oaths and statutory declarations are administered by Commissioner of Oaths/settlement workers. Information about language training, credential evaluation, employment, government programs, healthcare, housing, and legal services is also available. You can also contact Immigration Peel to find a settlement service near you.

Churchill Meadows Library
2:00 pm-5:00 pm | second Monday of the month

Erin Meadows Library
11 am-1:00 pm | second Monday of the month

Hazel McCallion Central Library
9:30 am-4:00 pm | Wednesdays and Saturdays

Lakeview Library
9:30 am-4:00 pm | First Thursday of the month

Meadowvale Library
9:30 am-4:00 pm | Second, Third, Fourth Thursday and Friday of the month

Mississauga Valley Library
9:30 am-4:00 pm | First Friday of the month

Service Canada agent can review applications, certify documents, and accept submissions for Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security. Guidance about accessing services related to Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and Employment Insurance also available.

Please bring photo ID and original required documents. Visit for lists of required documents.

Hazel McCallion Central Library
Thursdays, June 6, July 4, August 1
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Service Canada representatives will issue and renew Social Insurance Numbers (SINs). For a full list of required identity documents please visit:>required documents.

Hazel McCallion Central Library
June 20, July 18 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM