Accessing our online resources, eBooks, eMagazines, eMovies, eStorytime and more via thethere’s something in our online offerings for everyone. 

 Your local library membership card entitles you to join State Library of NSW. State Library of NSW offers a huge range of free services, such as access to national and International newspapers, magazines, exhibitions, eResources and much more.

Borrow Box

BorrowBox goes where no library has gone before, bringing a huge range of expertly curated and hot-off-the-press titles to your digital shelf in an instant. It’s the best way to keep your library stocked with the latest and greatest from around the world.

BorrowBox lets you borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks and now ePress from your local library!

Simply join your library to activate, then take your library with you by downloading the App.

How to join Borrow Box and use all of it's features!(PDF, 79KB)

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Indiyreads is a State Library initiative that provides access to a collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format.

Username: Your Library Barcode
Password: Your Date of Birth




Local history (Circulating in and around Tocumwal, Murray Hut, Savernake, Baroonga, Momalong, Nangunia, Warmatta and the Southern portions of Riverina) from 1891 to 1970 has now been captured and preserved for the future.

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National Library of Australia

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Libraries Australia is a resource sharing service managed by the National Library of Australia for Australian libraries and their users. 


State Library of NSW

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The State Library of New South Wales is a large reference and research library open to the public.

Your local library membership card entitles you to join State Library of NSW. State Library of NSW offers a huge range of free services, such as access to national and International newspapers, magazines, exhibitions, eResources and much more.

Encyclopedia Brittanica


Discover encyclopedia articles, journals and periodicals, multimedia, primary sources, atlas, dictionary and other resources that support research at all levels.


Drug Info


Drug Info is a free drug and alcohol information service for the community of NSW. 


Find Legal Answers

Find Legal Answers (@legalanswersnsw) / Twitter

Find Legal Answers provides free access to legal information online and in NSW public libraries. 


Multicultural Services

Multicultural services for public libraries | State Library of NSW

The Library's Public Library Services branch provides a range of services and resources to assist public libraries with multicultural services to their culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

State Library of NSW provide Bulk Loans in any language, genre or format for any age.  Bulk loans begin at a minimum of 20 items for a 3 month loan. Please request this service via your local Library Officer.



Find My Past

Trace your Family Tree Online | Genealogy & Ancestry from Findmypast |

Discover your ancestors' arrival, survival and success stories right here.


Gale Databases

Books & Authors


Gale Books and Authors, a reader's advisory database that provides search paths for read-alike books, and multiple booklists from award winners to community and expert picks to make finding a great read much less challenging. Readers can define search parameters and create a search as wide or narrow as they wish, whether browsing by genre, or, with the author search feature, by nationality, ethnicity, and more.

Business: Insights


With over 460,000 company profiles, including 2,000 with deep links to related content and statistical data, Gale Business Insights: Global provides daily updates to keep up with the ever-changing corporate landscape. Includes: Profiles of every U.N. recognized country including 90+ Economist Intelligence Unit reports; SWOT reports (quarterly updates), GlobalData industry research reports; Plunkett industry reports; market share and business rankings; company histories and chronologies; global company, country, and business topic overviews with quick links; full-text articles; case studies; business executive video interviews; interactive LiveCharts; and more.

General OneFile


Gale's largest general-interest periodical source, General OneFile allows researchers to find the information they want quickly. With intuitive searching that mirrors Internet searches, users can easily tap into sources that are guaranteed for quality. Most content in Gale General OneFile is full-text with no embargo and recommended by Bowker's Magazines for Libraries and includes reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals.

Health and Wellness


Gale Health and Wellness is a comprehensive consumer health database offering access to authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices. Features include topic portals with curated content on diseases and conditions; drugs; diagnostics and tests; and therapies, treatments, and surgeries; as well as a broad collection of premier full-text reference works, including Gale exclusives such as The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests, and The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets.

Biography (Gale In Context)


Providing coverage of the most searched and studied people, Gale In Context: Biography is built on a foundation of more than 650,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. It offers authoritative reference content alongside, videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles from hundreds of major periodicals and newspapers. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as by keyword and full text. Includes over 4,500 portal pages on contemporary and historical figures. Continuously updated to ensure users have access to the very latest information.

Environmental Studies (Gale In Context)


Gale In Context: Environmental Studies provides users with comprehensive information regarding today's environmental issues, empowering learners to critically analyze and understand important topics that affect people around the world. The database is updated daily with relevant content integrating case studies, news, reference materials, academic journals, videos, and more on subjects such as climate change, food security, soil ecology, and tourism. ReadSpeaker and on-demand article translation accommodates diverse backgrounds. Citation tools for formatting into MLA, APA, and Chicago style are integrated directly into the user's workflow and can be easily imported from single or multiple documents to services like EasyBib or NoodleTools.


Global Issues (Gale In Context)


Gale In Context: Global Issues supports global awareness and provides a global perspective while tying together a wealth of authoritative content, empowering learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world. Integrating news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more, Global Issues is updated daily and offers background and guidance on significant topics like Food Security, Genocide, Human Rights, Extreme Weather, and more.

Opposing Viewpoints


Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.<br /> Opposing Viewpoints is a rich resource for debaters and includes viewpoints, reference articles, infographics, news, images, video, audio, and more. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues. Periodical content covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more.


Science (Gale In Context)


Gale In Context: Science is an engaging resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Drawing students in with captivating subject matter, Science showcases how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues ranging from bacteria to obesity and weather.
Integrating millions of full-text articles that include national and global publications, 200+ science experiments, 300+ interactive simulations, other multimedia, and top reference content, Science is updated daily and offers over 600 pages on topics across the curriculum, covering biology, chemistry, earth and environmental science, physics, and more.

World History (Gale In Context)


Gale In Context: World History reaches back to the ancient world-and forward to today's headlines-to deliver a chronicle of the people, cultures, events, and societies that have formed the history of the human race. A range of topics such as Aztecs, Industrial Revolution, Silk Road, the Buddha, Space Race, and more provide a wide perspective across the globe.

Science (Gale Interactive)


Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.

Literature Resource Center


Gale Literature Resource Center provides researchers with unbounding literary resources to support their own literary responses, literary analysis, and thesis statements through a diversity of scholars and critics that ensure all views and interpretations are represented. The database features primary works in a variety of genres, up-to-date analysis, biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews that encourage interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills.

Agriculture (Gale OneFile)


With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of a growing body of knowledge. Researchers will have access to current and authoritative periodical content that spans the industry-from practical aspects of farming to cutting-edge scientific research in horticulture. With strong emphasis on titles covered in the Agricola database, this collection of journal titles is focused on agriculture-related fields.

Business (Gale OneFile)


Gale OneFile: Business provides full-text coverage of all business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and strategy, as well as business theory and practice. Users will understand the activities of companies and industries worldwide through nearly 4,000 leading business and trade publications, updated daily.

Environmental Studies and Policy (Gale OneFile)


Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies & Policy is a digital resource that that answers inquiries about environmental concerns from diverse perspectives. The database provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and other reference materials covering environmental issues. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.

Gardening and Horticulture (Gale OneFile)


Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture serves horticultural researchers and features articles and reference titles including Handbook of Flowers; Foliage and Creative Design; Computer Graphics for Landscape Architects; and more. Superior search indexing gives users the ability to search by publication date, document type, publication title, publication subject; or by documents with full text, peer-reviewed publications with little to no embargo; documents with images.

News (Gale OneFile)


Gale OneFile: News is a full-text newspaper resource providing access to major U.S. regional, local, and national newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

Popular Magazines (Gale OneFile)


Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines provides access to the most searched magazines across the OneFile products. All of the titles are selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons and the database includes many titles recommended by Bowker's 'Magazines for Libraries.'

Power Search


Cross-search content from select Gale products, including Gale's OneFile periodicals, In Context products, and/or eBooks.

National Geographic KiDS


National Geographic Kids includes the complete run of the Kids magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images. High-quality informational texts are available for primary, upper elementary, and middle school English Language Arts, social studies, and science classrooms. Also a great resource to supporting Teaching & Education programs at the university level.

National Geographic Magazine Archive (Gale Primary Sources)


A complete archive of National Geographic magazine, including every article and image. Offers in-depth coverage of cultures, global events, nature, science, technology, the environment, and gripping first-person accounts of epic exploration and discovery.