Markham Public Library has many resources to help you feel at home! Check out our free programs, community services, and online resources.

Featured Resource

7 Ways to Learn English at the Library

Learning English can be a challenge! Checkout our resources to explore how we can support all of your language-learning needs.

Newcomer Events


Discover Newcomer Services in Markham

If you are looking for help with settlement, employment, language assessment and more, check out the free services offered by these organizations.

Online Resources

Whether you are looking to learn English, prepare for your Canadian citizenship test, or read about what’s happening back home, we have it all! Checkout our online library resources to get started.

Learn Languages

Mango Languages

Mango Languages

An online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages.

Toefl Course

Practice test for TOEFL iBT®

Little Pim (Grades Pre-K-1)

An online resource to teach your child a foreign language(Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, etc)

Learn Skills

Brainfuse Teen


On demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning. View how easy, intuitive and engaging Brainfuse HelpNow eLearning is for all ages and levels.
Teen learning

LearningExpress Library Canada

For primary grade to adult learners, each Learning Center offers specialized practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses...
Learning Hub

Learning Hub

The Learning HUB offers online skills upgrading courses that can improve reading, writing, math, and computer skills to help you prepare...


PressReader newspapers and magazines


Catch up on local, national and international news in the comfort of your home. Your library card gives you FREE access to PressReader.


Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to 30,000+ critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and ...

Qikan Chinese eMagazine

Access 1,500 full-text popular magazines published in mainland China. You can choose to read in traditional or simple characters.


Check out our blog to learn more about what’s available at the library and beyond.



The Centre for Immigrant and Community Services’ Immigrant Youth Centre is fully funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. We provide services to newcomer youth, ages 13 to 24, at no cost. Services include academic support, recreational programs, volunteer opportunities and pre-employment support.

Want to learn more about settling in York Region?

Helpful Books

We have a book for each of your settlement questions! Learn about Canadian culture and history, set up your resume, or grab an ESL workbook. Check out our staffcurated list!

Helpful Books

Newcomer Resources

There are many services available to help you settle in Canada. Check out these websites to get started.

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