Selected databases provide magazine, journal and newspaper articles related to government and politics.
For community and local government information try the Halton Community Services Database.
Many Canadian government publications are now available for FREE at the Statistics Canada website.
We have a wide variety of information about Canadian Citizenship.
The Library is your gateway to government information, both in print or online. As a selective depository we provide access to a current collection of forecasts, reports, and studies from the federal, provincial and local levels of government. These resources cover a wide range of topics, from the environment, to social and cultural issues.
The Library also serves as a resource for basic Canadian legal information. This includes access to current and past legislation at the Federal, provincial and local levels of government. We can also help you get started with any personal legal research you might undertake (Please note: We cannot provide legal advice, we can only assist you with the location of legal resources).
Looking for statistics? Oakville Public Library offers access to up-to-date census information, as well as statistical reports covering a variety of subjects. Stop by any of our branches and ask staff for help finding the data you need.
Don't forget our databases! The Library offers free access from home, office, and school to several online databases containing magazine, journal, and newspaper articles related to Government and Legal Information. We are also a great source for online Statistical data.
New government resources
Governments of all levels publish many interesting documents and electronic publications. Check out OPL's newest titles here.
Practical government publications
Governments at all levels produce practical publications that are helpful in our everyday lives - everything from learning to drive, to avoiding scams, to eating well and quitting smoking.
Government & Politics
Library materials on Canadian government and law, politics, politicians and citizenship.