Your Library from Home
Chatswood Library has re-opened, but don't forget our online resources are open to you 24/7. We’ve collated a selection from our extensive digital collections, plus some helpful links, to inform and entertain you and your family during this time.
To access our online resources you will need a Willoughby Library card. If you’re not a member, you can join by completing the online membership form and then visit us to collect your card.
Library staff are available, including Mandarin and Cantonese speakers, to answer questions and help you access our online resources from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm via phone 9777 7900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For an extensive list of our collections visit our Digital Library.
Homeschooling, homework and research help
Britannica - great content for primary school students
Easy to use, and easy to find trusted information.
Credo Reference - try for teens and HSC students
Great starting point for any research assignment or task. Huge range of reference books on just about anything.
Australia New Zealand Reference Centre - great starting point for general research
Find Australian and New Zealand magazine and newspaper articles, reference books and company information.
Keeping everyone entertained
eBooks & eAudiobooks
- BorrowBox: eBooks and eAudiobooks for kids, teens and adults
- RBdigital: eAudiobooks including Australian and international best-sellers
- uLIBRARY: eAudiobooks including best-selling authors Lee Child and Ann Cleeves
- Artfilms Digital *NEW*: Masterclasses, documentaries, interviews, content that can entertain, educate and inform: Artfilms streams thousands of videos from top artists and producers. Simply login with your Library card number to view the collection and start streaming.
- Kanopy: Stream over 30,000 films - includes Kanopy Kids - there's something for all ages
These virtual escapes have been created by our Children’s Librarian for the family to enjoy and are best viewed on a desktop screen.
Keeping social while social distancing
Virtual Book Club Resources: Read together as we stay apart
- BorrowBox : simultaneous downloads available for selected titles - so all your Book Club members can read the same book together. Current titles:
- NoveList Plus: Suggestions for fiction and non-fiction books including award-winners, Book Discussion guides, and BookTalks
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Stuff you've always wanted to do, and now you have the time!
Learn a language
Mango Languages has over 70 languages to choose from: Turkish, Finnish, Shakespearean English.. even Pirate - Shiver me timbers!
Start a new hobby
Hobbies and Craft Reference Centre: Videos, guides and step by step instructions for art, textiles, building robots – even learning piano.