Multicultural services for NSW residents

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NSW residents can sign up for a Library card online and access an extensive range of eresources and ebooks, including online access from anywhere - and it's free to join.

You will receive your Library card number via email (next business day). We will then post the card to you at a later date.

Non NSW residents, as online resources are only available to you within the Library, you will need to collect your Library card in person when we reopen. 


SL public library membership

If you are a member of a participating New South Wales public library, you can register with the State Library of New South Wales for instant access to the Library's eresources. All you need is your public library card!

You can use most of the Library’s eresources including ebooks from anywhere, anytime with a SL public library membership. 

Register your public library card for eresources

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PressReader hardware installed

Online resources

With your Library card you can access a range of multicultural resources online.


PressReader is a service which allows anyone who lives in NSW to read newspapers in their own language at home. Over 5,000 international newspapers and magazines from more than 100 countries in 60 languages are available.

Read more about PressReader 


The State Library subscribes to IELTS to assist you in improving your English language skills  or prepare for the International English Language test.

Oxford language dictionaries online

Online dictionaries for Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.