Library & information services
Free access to millions of items from our library and archives.
Library & information servicesJoin the library
Library & information servicesAccess a library computer
Library & information servicesBorrow items from a library
Library & information servicesRequest the home library service
Browse & borrow from the library’s digital collection
Library & information servicesBorrow an ebookFollow these instructions to download and borrow ebooks from the City of Sydney's library network.
Library & information servicesBorrow an eaudiobookLibrary members can download and listen to over 7,000 eaudiobook titles. Enjoy listening on your computer or mobile device.
Library & information servicesOnline learning and coursesLibrary members get free access to a suite of tutorials and programs to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
Library & information servicesStream and download music from a libraryEnjoy your favourite tracks with no software to download or any digital rights management restrictions.
Library & information servicesRead newspapers onlineMembers of our library network can access more than 7,000 local, regional and international publications from more than 100 countries in over 60 languages.
Library & information servicesDownload an emagazineYou can access more than 3,000 popular magazines online, released at the same time as the print editions.
Library & information servicesRead and download ecomicsLibrary members can now enjoy popular comics, graphic novels and manga titles online.
Library & information servicesAccess the library’s free film and tv streaming servicesOur film and TV collections have something for everyone. You can borrow as many as 30 DVDs free for up to 3 weeks.
Databases and resources
Your library membership allows you to research and learn online using free databases and resources. Research your family tree, find journal articles for assignments, discover your next good read, get the latest business news, learn a new language and more.
Library collectionsResearch and homework databases
Other library services
Library & information servicesPay a library fee
Library & information servicesRequest an item from another library branch
Library & information servicesRequest an inter-library loan
Library & information servicesRequest books in other languages
Library & information servicesDonate a book or historical item
Library & information servicesDownload the library app
Library & information services
How to use our archives collection
The City archives holds more than one million records from 1842, when the Council was established, to recent years.
City archives & records
Library & information servicesHow to use our archives collectionThe City archives holds more than one million records from 1842, when the Council was established, to recent years.
Library & information servicesAccess open dataFreely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without copyright, patent or other restrictions.
Library & information servicesRequest City recordsDiscover the different ways to access information about the City of Sydney.