Your Library from Home

Parents and children sitting on couch watching video on computer

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

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.


Access online


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.

Access online

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.

Access online

Active Minds

Keeping everyone entertained

eBooks & eAudiobooks

  • BorrowBoxeBooks and eAudiobooks for kids, teens and adults
  • RBdigitaleAudiobooks including Australian and international best-sellers
  • uLIBRARYeAudiobooks including best-selling authors Lee Child and Ann Cleeves


Video streaming

  • 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.
  • KanopyStream over 30,000 films - includes Kanopy Kids - there's something for all ages 

Virtual escapes

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.

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