Western Québec School Board's Virtual Library
WQ Catalogue
WQ Catalogue
Our board’s online library catalogue. Use it to search your school library.
Sora (by OverDrive)
Sora
Sora (by OverDrive) is the new reading app to access the Western Québec Digital Library, which contains eBooks and audiobooks for all grade levels. Borrowing account numbers are required to log-in.
Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen
To access the Ottawa Citizen online, an email sign-in/password is required. Once signed in, please choose Ontario on the map and select the Ottawa Citizen
Montreal Gazette
Montreal Gazette
To access the Montreal Gazette online, an email sign-in/password is required. Once signed in, please choose Quebec on the map and select the Montreal Gazette
Backpack
Backpack WQ
In our Western Québec Backpack, you will find various engaging online learning activities which complement the extensive collection already available to families in our Virtual Library.


WQ Catalogue

WQ Catalogue
Our board’s online library catalogue. Use it to search your school library.

 


Sora (by OverDrive)

Sora
Sora (by OverDrive) is the new reading app to access the Western Québec Digital Library, which contains eBooks and audiobooks for all grade levels. Borrowing account numbers are required to log-in.

 


TumbleBook Kids

TumbleBook Kids
TumbleBook Kids is the Tumble Library for Elementary students.

 


TumbleBiblio Enfants

TumbleBiblio Enfants
TumbleBiblio Enfants, c’est la bibliothèque Tumble francophone pour les niveaux primaires et secondaires.

 


TeenBookCloud

TeenBookCloud
TeenBookCloud is an online collection of eBooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books for teens and young adults.

 


Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

BANQ
The Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Québec’s provincial library, offers many online resources available through a free membership. Fill out this form to subscribe.

 


Storyline Online

Storyline Online
Storyline Online is an online digital library that includes fun read-alouds performed by various readers. Book pages, illustrations and animation are shown during the readings. K to Cycle 3.

 


Livres audios d'ICI Première

Livres audio d’ICI Première
Avec Livres audio d’ICI Première, écoutez gratuitement, sur demande, des romans et des livres audio pour jeunes, lus par leurs auteurs ou par des comédiens.

 

Encyclopædia Britannica
Encyclopædia Britannica
Encyclopædia Britannica is an Online multimedia encyclopædia for all levels. Create your individual accounts and save articles. Learning Zone for Pre-K to Grade 2. All interfaces have read-to-me function. Also includes teacher support/tools. Access outside schools and centres requires username and password. See your school librarian.
Historica Canada (Canadian Encyclopædia)
The Canadian Encyclopedia
A project of Historica Canada, The Canadian Encyclopedia is a free, bilingual online resource of over 20,000 fact-checked articles and learning tools about Canada’s history and culture.
Encyclopædia Universalis
Encyclopædia Universalis
Encyclopædia Universalis is a French-language encyclopædia for elementary students. Over 2000 articles with dictionary and world atlas. Includes videos and article of the day, as well as read-to-me function. Access outside schools and centres requires username and password. See your school librarian.
Indigenous People's Atlas of Canada
Indigenous People’s Atlas
The Indigenous People’s Atlas of Canada is a searchable, bilingual 4-volume resource on all things Indigenous in Canada: Truth & Reconciliation, First Nations, Inuit, and Metis.
Larousse
Larousse
Larousse est une ressource numérique compréhensive : un dictionnaire, une encyclopédie, un conjugateur de verbe, et plus encore.
DK Find Out!
DK Find Out!
DK Find Out! is an encyclopedia-like website with fun facts, quizzes, games, and activities on a wide variety of topics.
Curio
Curio
Curio.ca offers access to thousands of hours of high-quality digital content and hundreds of teacher resource guides to support provincial K-12 curricula in both English and French. Remote access for staff requires a log-in/password. See your school librarian.
National Film Board
National Film Board
National Film Board offers content for all levels : thousands of documentaries, animated films and shorts in both English and French.
Ted Ed
Ted Ed
Ted Ed is a great resource for all age levels. There are many videos and lessons to choose from, and each includes links for additional resources, discussion topics and response questions. Students can even create their own talks and lessons!
Bib.me
Bib.me
Bib.me is a free online citation creation tool which lets you create individual account and save citations in multiple formats (APA, MLA, etc.).
Creative Commons
Creative Commons
With Creative Commons,  search for images, music, texts and more that are copyright-free.
Constellations
Constellations
Constellations est une sélection commentée de livres qui s’adressent aux jeunes du préscolaire, du primaire et du secondaire. Une sélection de 6860 livres!
Québec Reading Connection
Québec Reading Connection
Québec Reading Connection (QRC) provides an extensive selection of quality literature from Québec, Canada and beyond. The extensive database (preschool and elementary, secondary to come) offers classroom activity suggestions and pertinent connections to the Québec Education Program. QRC also offers practical and relevant guidance for book purchasing.
LEARN
LEARN QUEBEC
The Leading English Education and Resource Network (LEARN) is a non-profit organization that primarily serves the public and private Anglophone, and Aboriginal, Youth and Adult Education sectors of Québec. LEARN offers access to quality learning resources. Contact Lisa Diner (ldiner@wqsb.qc.ca) for more info.
Digital Citizenship Western Québec
Digital Citizenship Western Québec
Digital Citizenship Western Québec is our own curated collection of useful online resources. Explore it for yourself!
Alloprof
Alloprof
Alloprof, c’est un organisme de bienfaisance qui offre gratuitement de l’aide aux devoirs à tous les élèves du primaire et du secondaire du Québec.
Teaching Kids News
Teaching Kids News
Every story prepared by the Teaching Kids News team uses appropriate language for students in grades 2 to 8. Beyond just making the vocabulary accessible, they provide context for everything in each news story, so students can understand what’s going on, and why. They are encouraged to think critically not only about the story itself, but about the way the story is presented.
Backpack
Backpack WQ
In our Western Québec Backpack, you will find various engaging online learning activities which complement the extensive collection already available to families in our Virtual Library.

The Western Québec Virtual Library is a compendium of online resources that support the Québec Education Program. It is full of bilingual, multi-media tools; including books, research databases and encyclopaedias, news and more.

Click or tap on the title below an icon to read a short presentation of each resource.

Access to these resources is mostly password-free from all Western Québec schools and centres. Most resources are also available from home 24 hours, 7 days a week. Some resources require a username and password to access from home. Please contact your teacher or librarian for this log-in information.

Access the Virtual Library anywhere anytime by downloading the Western Québec mobile app on your phone or tablet.


Support: Sunglee Randall (head librarian),  François Raymond (design & platform)

The Western Québec Virtual Library is a compendium of online resources that support the Québec Education Program. It is full of bilingual, multi-media tools; including books, research databases and encyclopaedias, news and more.

Access to these resources is usually password-free from all Western Québec schools and centres. Most resources are also available from home 24 hours, 7 days a week. Some resources require a username and password to access from home. Please contact your teacher or librarian for this log-in information.

Visit westernquebec.ca/library from a tablet or computer to display its full version.


Support: Sunglee Randall (head librarian),  François Raymond (design & platform)