1. Watch movies and documentaries
There are over 30,000 titles for you to binge on, no strings attached. You can stream online free!
2. Stream and download music
Need some new tunes? You can download and stream over 15 million songs from over 40,000 labels without downloading any software. And unlike commercial services – no ads.
3. Read books, mags and newspapers online
4. Listen to an audiobook
Want to listen to a book instead? You can download and listen to over 2,000 audiobook titles.
5. Learn a language
You don’t have to take an expensive class or trawl a million YouTube videos to learn a language. Members get free access to Mango Languages, interactive online learning courses with over 70 languages.
6. Explore your family’s history
Trace your family history with the library version of the popular site Ancestery.com. You’ll get access to birth, death and marriage records, passenger lists, census records and more.
7. Enjoy online rhymetime and storytime
You don’t even need an online membership for this one! Last year our librarians jumped on board to present fun storytime sessions for pre-schoolers and rhymetime for 0 to 2 year-olds. Sessions available in English, Mandarin and Auslan.
We’re currently offering temporary online library memberships
Not a current library member? City of Sydney residents and ratepayers can jump online and access our temporary memberships.
You can join now without visiting a branch.
You’ll also get free access to our entire digital collection including ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines, enewspapers, and film and music steaming services.
Temporary memberships are valid until 30 June 2022.
When our libraries reopen, you’ll easily be able to upgrade to a full 3-year membership by visiting a branch. To upgrade and receive your library membership card you’ll need to provide proof of identity, including your current permanent address.
If you’re under 18 years old, your application will need to be endorsed by a parent or guardian.