Your library from home

Parents and children sitting on couch watching video on computer

Our free online resources are available to members with their Willoughby City Library card. We've got something for everyone to stay entertained!

Keeping the kids entertained


LOTE4Kids is a database of digital books in over 60 languages, created for children to enjoy books in languages other than English. Every book comes with an English translation to help children learn language. New books and languages are released each month, and fun online games are also available to play.

To access LOTE4Kids, please do one of the following:

  • Visit LOTE4Kids on your web browser.
  • Download the LOTE4Kids app from your app store.

 Log into LOTE4Kids using your Library card number. Please make sure to include 'X' when entering your Library card number.

Online quizzes - brought to you by our children's librarian

  • The 91-Storey Treehouse pop quiz - How well do you know the hilarious book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton?
  • Harry Potter pop quiz - Test your knowledge of Harry Potter with this pop quiz based on all 7 Harry Potter books.
  • Little Lunch pop quiz - Stream the first three episodes of the funny Little Lunch TV show (based on the books by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane), or free on Kanopy (you will need an adult’s Willoughby City Library card to access) then try this quiz to see how much you remember!

Virtual escapes - created by our children’s librarian for the family to enjoy and best viewed on a desktop screen

 Holiday reading

  • eReading for kids - a selection of great eBook and eAudiobook titles you can access for free with your Library card.

Online activities and more!

  • BusyThings - games and learning activities (3-6 years).
  • Kanopy Kids - educational and engaging video streaming content for kids of all ages, including ABC Kids, Australian family movies and more. You will need an adult’s Willoughby City Library card to access.
  • The Ultimate STEM guide for kids - 239 cool sites about science, technology, engineering and maths.

Library online events and programs 

Children's books about COVID-19

Online bookclub titles

IndyReads has a range of titles with simultaneous loans. We've put together some recommendations for bookclubs, so all your members can read the same book together.

Reading for leisure

Download eAudiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines or eNewspapers for leisurely reading. There's a range of titles for all ages across our digital collections.

Need some reading inspiration?

  • Good Reading - The hub for book lovers. See the latest reviews and popular titles for all ages.
  • Gale Books and Authors - Answer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?'. Search and match your reading interests to books, authors, genres or topics.

HSC help

HSC resources - free to access, developed by the NSW State Library.

Gale OneFile - Access major newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline or date. Includes Australian News Limited and Fairfax newspapers.

Bored Of Studies - Australia's largest student community. Access HSC notes, guides and past exam papers.

COVID-19 trusted information

NSW Health: latest updates for the community and businesses

Translated information: NSW Health COVID-19 resources available in other languages

NSW Roadmap: NSW Government advice available in other languages

COVID-19 Vaccine information: Australian Government Department of Health - information about COVID-19 vaccines translated into multiple languages

SBS: COVID-19 information in your language

Beyond Blue: Mental health and wellbeing support services during the COVID-19 outbreak

Learn new skills

Learn a language 

Transparent language includes over 110 different languages with courses and lessons designed to build listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. 

Learn new technology skills

Tech Savvy Seniors videos are available. Topics include smart phones, internet and cyber security, and emails.

Discover Willoughby

Listen to our local oral histories. Search for 'Oral history' in the catalogue

Listen to a podcast series produced by Willoughby Council Sustainability Team that inspire us how to live a more sustainable life.

Enjoy free access to the NSW State Archives Collection for histories.

Subscribe to our eNewsletter for updates on our Library services and programs.

For an extensive list of our collections visit our digital library.