We offer a wide variety of language learning materials for English Language Learners. Each branch has a fully stocked language section, with dictionaries, style guides, grammar books and language tests.
We also offer a variety of online resources, including Mango Languages. Mango is a free online resource that you can use from home to learn a wide variety of languages. Just create a free profile with your email address and explore a fun and easy way to practice language.
New to the community? Get a library card to access many free services. Library cards are free to patrons who live, work, or attend school in East Gwillimbury or Bradford-West Gwillimbury, Aurora, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Uxbridge, and Whitchurch-Stouffville. Patrons outside of these areas are charged a non-resident fee. EGPL is a member of the Library Settlement Partnership. The Library Settlement Partnership coordinates information sessions for newcomers regarding a wide range of settlement topics at York Region libraries. Check their website to see what upcoming sessions are available.
New to Canada
- Welcome Centre Immigration Services – National
Provides multiple services under one roof, designed to guide and support immigrants through the maze of information and resources in York Region. They will meet with clients one-on-one at the Holland Landing branch by appointment.
- Citizen Practice Test – National
Prepare for the citizenship test and then use this site to see how well you know the answers!
- Official Canadian Citizenship Test Study Guide
Prepare for the citizenship test with the official study guide provided by the Government of Canada: Discover Canada – The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship!
New to Ontario
- Settlement.org – Provincial
Important resources to help you settle in Ontario.
- Get settled in Ontario – Provincial
All of the information you need to find a home, enroll in schooling, and learn English in Ontario
- In My Language – Provincial
Ontario information you need in the language you want.
- Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration – Provincial
Ontario’s Ministry of Citizenship and immigration.
New to the Region
- York Region Immigration Portal – Regional
York Region’s welcome website.
- ESL Services and Programming
Library Settlement Partnership
The Library Settlement Partnership coordinates information sessions for newcomers regarding a wide range of settlement topics at York Region libraries. Check the event calendar to see what upcoming sessions are available.