At the Library

Use the Chatham-Kent Public Library online catalogue to find books on your topic. Check out some staff recommendations:

QuickieChick's cheat sheet to life, love, food, fitness, fashion, and finance on a less-than-fabulous budget / Laurel House. Saturday night widows : the adventures of six friends remaking their lives / Becky Aikman. Power of one thing : how to intentionally change your life Use your brain to change your age : secrets to look, feel, and think younger every day / Daniel G. Amen. The Belly Off! workouts : a 6-week detox diet and fitness plan that strips away fat--fast! / Jeff Csatari and David Jack, with t Happier at home : kiss more, jump more, abandon a project, read Samuel Johnson, and my other experiments in the practice of ever

Online Databases

Online databases include electronic databases, newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias and journal articles. For more information, visit the Online Databases page.



Flipster is a digital magazine distribution service. Access magazines via a web browser or a custom app for tablets, and download magazines to read offline, anytime, anywhere. Currently includes Chatelaine, Consumer Reports, Dr. Oz: the Good, and others.

Gale Courses

Gale Courses
Get free access to interactive, instructor-led online courses. Gale Courses run for six weeks, with new courses starting every month. After you pass the final exam, you’ll receive a certificate of completion in your email.

Zinio Digital Magazines

Zinio Digital Magazines
The magazines you love – now available online at your library! We have subscribed to over 100 digital magazines, which you can read online or download your home computer, tablet, or smartphone! Zinio magazines deliver the exact same content you get in print, plus exclusive features like video, audio, and live links!

Alternative and Holistic Health Database

Alternative and Holistic Health Database
This alternative health database provides full text for 180 publications on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals, reports and proceedings, as well as association and consumer newsletters dating back to 1990

In My Community

Discover some great tips from the Public Health Unit 
Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit
Get assistance with an addiction or mental health issue from The Chatham-Kent Mental Health and Addictions Program 

Credit counseling with Family Service Kent
Family Service Kent

Get in shape at the local YMCA


Do you or someone you know have an issue with alcohol abuse? Contact Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous

Debt reduction strategies from RBC

Government Resources

Dietitians of Canada 
Education, nutritional screening and meal planning from registered dietitians.
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities 
Information about adult and continuing education in Ontario. 
Health and Wellness Ontario 
Information from the Government of Ontario concerning health and wellness