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Tools for Learning English:

The GPL is excited to offer several free resources to help you learn how to speak, write, and listen in English. Books, DVDs, CDs, eBooks, eAudiobooks, and several online tools are available to you with your GPL library card. The GPL also offers a wide variety of resources for ESL tutors and teachers. Visit a GPL location today for more information and assistance accessing these tools.

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Programs for Learning English:

The GPL is pleased to provide programs that assist newcomers in the community to learn English. Weekly, we host an ESL Conversation Circle at the Main Library. This fun program is an easy way to practice conversational skills with GPL staff. No registration is required for this program. Please see our events calendar for more information. The GPL also hosts an English as a Second Language Book Club where participants meet for a discussion about their thoughts and opinions about specific titles. Registration is required for this program. Please see our events calendar for more information.

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The GPL has resources that can help you with your citizenship test, including Discover Canada, the official study guide for the citizenship test. You may borrow it from the library or read it (or listen) online. Please see the links below for further information on applying for citizenship and preparing for the citizenship test.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship Support

Richmond Hill Public Library Citizenship Test

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Searching For Work:

The library offers many free resources to help you search for work. We have computer stations available where you can easily and efficiently search the internet for jobs, write cover letters and resumes, and send emails. We also have several print and electronic tools that you may find useful during your job search. Check out our job search page for more information.

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Life in Guelph:

Welcome to Guelph! Guelph (often referred to as the "Royal City") has so much to offer. Check out the City's website for detailed information about living in Guelph, scheduled events, and city news. The Guelph Wellington Immigration Portal offers invaluable information for newcomers to the community. Also, be sure to check out Guelph's local newspaper, the Guelph Tribune for daily happenings and local news.

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In My Language:

InMyLanguage is an impressive online resource that provides valuable insights into living, working and raising a family in Ontario. This tool is available in over eleven languages and is absolutely free to use.

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For information on Canada's Federal Government, please click here.

For information on the Provincial Government of Ontario, please click here.

For information on the Municipal Government of Guelph, please click here.

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Services in Your Language:

The GPL has several foreign language collections (print, audio-visual, digital). To access these items all you need is your GPL card. For more details about these collections please contact us today!

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