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GET THE APP! Your Library at Home

Newcastle Libraries’ growing network of 90,000 members are connected more than ever before thanks to the access provided by the Newcastle Libraries App.

With a multitude of digital library services at their fingertips, users can research a new hobby, take a virtual trip using an online travel guide or learn a new language. You can access online tutoring for students, watch videos to learn new skills, find engaging activities for children and so much more.


  • Four e-book and e-audio platforms with thousands of titles, including the latest releases and popular titles;

  • Storybox library: a children’s video streaming platform that features well-known Australian authors and TV personalities;

  • PressReader, which boasts a wide range of international and regional newspapers, RB Digital, with countless e-magazines to flick through plus other e-titles;

  • Movie streaming platforms Kanopy and Beamafilm, which contain more than 30,000 movies, documentaries, kids’ and wellness content;

  • Freegal: a music streaming platform with access to 15 million songs, including the entire Sony Music Recording catalogue;

  • National Geographic online;

  • Over 8,000 e-learning courses and 13,000 video tutorials on topics such as resume writing, skills for retraining, and how to start a business, via social networking site LinkedIn’s online learning platform, Lynda; and;

  • One-to-one tutoring in mathematics, science and English 24/7, year-round for students in Years 3 to 12 via Studiosity.

Reserve a book from the physical collection, manage your membership or explore a range of databases such as the Hobbies and Craft reference centre, Carters Price Guide to Antiques, Encyclopaedia Britannica, and much more via your app. The antidote to writer’s block or the value of grandma’s antique plate are just a few clicks away!


  1. Search and download the free ‘Newcastle Libraries Australia’ app from either the App Store or Google Play.

  2. Open the app. If you are already a member, you do not need to join again. Enter your membership number, followed by your PIN. The default PIN is 1234.

  3. Not yet a member? It is free to join if you live or work in the Newcastle region. Just follow the prompts and fill in your details. You will be given a membership number, so make sure to write it down somewhere safe, then proceed back to login with your new details.

Now the library is open whenever you like!

Need support? Phone 4974 5300 to speak with a library staff member or visit www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au/libraryapp to find out more.

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