CityLibraries has a wide range of resources that you can borrow from the library, access from home, or use when you visit one of our branches. There’s something for everyone, whether you are into local history, literature or computer games.
Search our online catalogue or ask your friendly staff at CityLibraries.
Stories for everyone - including classics, science fiction, romance, mystery, westerns, graphic novels and picture books.
Browse: Adult Fiction – Junior Fiction – Young Adult Fiction – Young Fiction – Picture Books
Information on a wide range of subjects including health, house and garden, travel, finance, cooking, biographies and more.
Browse: Adult Non-Fiction – Young Adult Non-Fiction – Junior Non-Fiction
Dictionaries, encyclopaedias, maps, atlases and other reference material for use in the library.
Browse: Adult Reference – Junior Reference
Current magazines for all interests -includes cooking, camping, weddings, travel, mechanics, nature and more.
Browse: Adult Magazines – Young Adult Magazines – Junior Magazines
The Townsville Bulletin and other major newspapers are delivered daily.
More than Google – use these to search online for current, quality information for your homework and research. Includes online full-text of magazines and newspaper articles, books and encyclopaedias. Available from any internet connected device, at home or at the library, using your library membership card.
Browse: Online Databases
Many websites useful for student research are available through our catalogue.
Browse: Web Links
Listen to books on CD; includes fiction, motivational, and language learning.
Browse: Adult Audiobooks – Young Adult Audiobooks – Junior Audiobooks
Classical, jazz, popular and world music.
Browse: Adult CDs – Junior CDs
Films, documentaries and television series for all ages.
Browse: Adult DVDs – Junior DVDs
Playstation and xbox games to play in the library.
A range of indexes to start your family tree research; includes births, deaths, and marriages; post office and cemetery directories; Ancestry.com and more.
Browse: Family History
Books, maps, photographs, historic newspapers and more relating to the history of Townsville.
Browse: Local History – Pictures Catalogue
See also: About Townsville
A programmed reading collection for teachers, tutors and students.
Browse: Programmed Reading
Citylibraries hosts five book clubs and also supplies kits to external groups.
More information: BookClubs
English-as-a-Second Language (ESL)
Books and audio for ESL students, teachers and tutors, including TESOL practice tests.
Browse: Programmed Reading
Books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and newspapers, photographs, and family history by, for and about our indigenous communities.
Browse: Indigenous Collection – Junior Indigenous Collection
Languages Other Than English (LOTE)
Fiction and non-fiction books in a range of languages.
Browse: Community Languages
Fiction and non-fiction, DVDs and magazines to support you in raising your children, from pregnancy through to the teenage years.
Browse: Parent Books – Parent DVDs – Parent Magazines
Large-print books and magazines, as well as audiobooks on CD, audio-read navigators, and print enlargers.
Browse: Large-print Fiction – Large-print Non-Fiction – Large Print Magazines
About: Access Information Centre – Audio read navigators (81kB) -- Hear a Book (86kB)