Citylibraries is always open online.

Are you researching for a school, university or work project? Citylibraries Townsville offers a range of online research materials to help you find what you are looking for. We also offer classes and programs, and a wide range of books to read; both print and online.

See our resources below or ask library staff for assistance.


Use the Citylibraries catalogue to search for books, eBooks, eAudiobooks, DVDs, magazines and weblinks across all Citylibraries Townsville libraries. Check your loans, renew, reserve and request online at My Library.

eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eMovies

Borrow and download or stream eContent online via your browser or app – free access with your library card (individual data fees may apply).

Download the latest eBook, Audiobook and/or eMagazine.

Online information for research and study

Free access to current information from authoritative sources - many with automatic citations, which are great for your reference list.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Murri) Services

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history with the Norman B. Tindale collection and genealogy resources. Participate in major cultural events and bookclub gatherings. More information is available here.


Want to keep up-to-date with the latest news and historical news? We have print newspapers, news online and on the big screens. For more information, read our newspaper information sheet.

Corporate Research

A Townsville City Council information and research service largely for internal staff and councillors. Some resources are also available to the public.