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Library in your lounge

Explore our services, collections and programs from the comfort of your home.

While our doors are closed you can still enjoy access to the best we have to offer from your lounge room.

Don’t know where to start? It’s easy to find the stories, programs and collections that interest you most – simply look out for the themed icons that will be popping up on our website over the next few weeks that will let you know whether an item is perfect for the kids, best for book lovers or designed for study-bugs. This week, you can get started with the offerings below.

Dive into our vast collection, entertain curious minds with our programs, learn something new through our online tutorials or kick back with a coffee and watch an author talk.

And, as always, if you have a burning question, our librarians are on hand to point you in the right direction, as quickly as possible. Explore the areas below to find inspiration under your very own ‘dome at home’.


Find guides, tutorials and experiences for learners of all ages. Brush up on tech tips, build your business or research your new passion project.


For babies to teens and everything in between, we have online workshops, programs and tools that foster a love of learning and stories.

Collections & exhibitions

Discover our online collection of over four million items – from strikingly contemporary acquisitions to medieval manuscripts and ancient artefacts – including digitised books, magazines, photographs, sound recordings, theatre programs and more.

Ask a librarian

Need help finding information? Ask one of our librarians! Our expert staff can offer research guidance on just about any subject – from film composers to the longest word in the English languge. Our librarians are working offsite with no access to physical collections, but they'll respond to your inquiry as quickly as they can.