The Living Arts Centre Pop Up Library is now closed. Hazel McCallion Central Library is set to reopen in late 2023. Learn more.

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.

English reading circles
Practice your listening, reading and conversational skills. All levels welcome! Offered at various locations.

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.

Multilingual storytime
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.

One-on-One Resume Help
Get help in writing an effective resume and cover letter. Job hunting and interview tips are also provided. Bring a copy of your resume and cover letter. Presented by Peel Multicultural Council. 30 minute appointment.
Available at Erin Meadows Library and Churchill Meadows Library.

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.