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Access the Library online

‚ÄčLane Cove Library may be closed, but there are still a number of ways to beat the lockdown blues and keep yourself and the kids busy.

We've included details below on how you can download an eBook or eAudiobook, stream a film or flick through a digital magazine.

You'll also find links to help kids play educational games, participate in science projects and create one of many online craft projects. 

Residents will be pleased to hear Council's Library to Your Door service has resumed operation with staff now able to continue to safely deliver books and other Library items directly to your door. Find out more below.

All this and more is available online with just your Lane Cove Library card!


Access Australian documentaries and feature films from around the world. Login with your Library card number. Access Beamafilm.


Read Australian and international fiction and non-fiction in eBook and eAudiobook formats. Includes fiction works for children and young adults. Download the app to your PC or mobile device. Login with your Shorelink Library card number and password. Access Bolinda BorrowBox.


Access a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudiobooks. Login with your Shorelink Library card number and password. Access IndyReads


Easy access to more than 3,000 magazines along with bestselling titles in eAudiobook & eBook. Download the Libby app to get started. Login with your Shorelink Library card number and pin/password. Access Overdrive/Libby.

National Geographic

Browse this cross-searchable platform for articles from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery. Login using the Library barcode lane_cove. Access National Geographic Virtual Library.

State Library of NSW

The State Library of NSW also provides a free eBook collection: eBook Central. Simply use your library card number to register and you will be able to access additional resources. Access eBook Central.

The Computer School

The Computer School is an online computer and technology training centre that covers today's most commonly used technologies. With over 16,000 short tutorials or lessons, now is the time to learn new skills or refresh your knowledge. Request Access from Lane Cove Library.

Access The Computer School.

Family History Resources

Find My Past

Find My Past is a family history database that provides access to a wide variety of records and documents including births, deaths and marriages, census, military records, newspapers and immigration records for United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. The Library will supply access passwords on request. Request Access from Lane Cove Library.

Access Find My Past

Online Resources for Kids


Busythings is amazing, colourful, quirky and suits all kinds of learners between the ages of 3-9, addressing literacy, numeracy and creativity. Children of all abilities can play games, use creative tools and display their art work in a gallery. Login with your Library card number. Access Busythings

Story Box Library

Story Box Library features more than 290 stories for children to view. Listen to stories by local authors and illustrators, being read aloud by predominantly Australian and New Zealand storytellers. Login with your Library card number. Access Story Box Library.

World Book Kids Online

World Book Kids Online has plenty to keep children entertained including educational resources, an activity corner, science projects, educational games and lots more. Login with your Library card number. Access World Book Kids Online.

National Geographic Kids 

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology and space. Login using the Library barcode lane_cove. Access National Geographic Kids.