Your Library at Home

The Library is here for you!


Whether you're looking for a new book to read, a binge-worthy podcast, inspiring stories, or a fun activity to do at home – you can get all of this and more online at your Library.  

 Access thousands of free ebooks, newspapers from around the world, journals and other resources from home using your Library card.

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A quick mood booster

Get lost in a good story

Discover the many tales within the collection told by Library curators and experts.

Listen to a painting

Lose yourself in these mesmerising soundscapes created by translating works of art into sound. 

Take a virtual walk

Download the Dictionary of Sydney walking tour App and explore historical Sydney from your phone or tablet.

Go to book heaven

With more than 650 images of book covers for our collection, Off the shelf  is Nirvana for book people.

Mind food

Listen to a podcast

Your ears will thank you for these binge-worthy series.

Learn about art from experts

Our experts share some of the stories behind our extensive paintings collection in these audio guides. 

Read an ebook

A great selection of  6,000+ modern and classic books waiting to be discovered. All free and available to download.

Painting by numbers: the works of Ferdinand Bauer

Explore the work of Bauer (1760 – 1826), an Austrian botanical illustrator, held to be the greatest natural history painter of all time – and certainly the greatest to have worked in Australia.

Something to sink your teeth into

The B List bookclub

Each month, Bri is in conversation with a contemporary author followed by a Q&A session. View all past recordings of the B List here.

Eight Days in Kamay

On 29 April 1770, the Gweagal people of Kamay (Botany Bay) discovered James Cook and his crew. 250 years later, those eight days and their impact are still being debated, contested, felt.

Keeping kids & students entertained

Learning at home

We have a large selection of fun activities and online resources for you to enjoy at home.

Listen to our kid curators

A new audio guide adventure for our Paintings from the Collection exhibition was created by kids, for kids.