Lending is only part of what we do. We also maintain collections of books and other materials that preserve the history and the memories of our community. We subscribe to many major information databases from around the world so that you can use them for free. And our online catalogue makes it easy for students, historians and interested citizens to find the text they need.

Image Search

Doing an art assignment? Need the right image for a project or presentation? Use our powerful Image search facility.

Support for students

Your libraries offer all kinds of support to school students as they research their projects, assignments and major works. Whatever your area of study, your local library is the place to start. Make the most of this free community resource!

Family history

Our family history database can be accessed from Dee Why and Belrose libraries. It covers mainly local records, but we also have access to family history databases across Australia and overseas.

Northern Beaches history

Your libraries have created a unique collection of resources for research on the Northern Beaches area. It covers the indigenous history, modern social history, geography and geology, the built and natural environment, and contemporary issues.

Browse through our collection of pictures that depict life in the Northern Beaches in days gone by. Learn about the history of our local council. Click here to start discovering Northern Beaches history. 

Multicultural Services

Your libraries support our multicultural community with books and other resources in many languages, including resources for people learning English. Click here to learn more.

HSC Senior Geography project

The Local Studies collection at your libraries is extremely useful to students doing their Senior Geography Project for the HSC. It contains detailed resources on Northern Beaches geography and natural environment.

In this section you can find


Your library card gives you free 24/7 access to a range of electronic resources and research materials.

Search the Catalogue

Our online catalogue offers you powerful search options to quickly find the texts you need. Just type in a title or keyword to get started.
Randell family and friends at Freshwater beach

Family History

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