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In addition to traditional hard copy items, as a Port Stephens Library member you can also access our large eLibrary collection.

Library app

Stay connected with your library account with the Newcastle Libraries app. As Port Stephens Library is part of a co-operative agreement with Newcastle Libraries, this gives borrowers access to a wide range of services on your mobile phone. You can renew your items, view your digital loans, search the catalogue, place holds, interact with our eLibrary and more.

Download the Android app http://bit.ly/LibraryAndroid or the iOS (Apple) app http://bit.ly/LibraryiOS.

Read online

eBooks Download free eBooks from our range of collections to your tablet, eReader, smartphone or PC via online providers such as TumblebooksAxis360, Bolinda, Gale Virtual, InfoBase, Cloud Library and ProQuest.

Access a huge range of eMagazines for children, young adults and adults. Including comics from Comic Plus, PK Mag for creative kids children aged 3 - 6; SpineOut a bi-monthly interactive digital magazine for young adults; Hobbies and Craft Resource Center, National Geographic Kids, National Geographic Virtual Library and Good Reading, Press ReaderChoice Magazines and RB Digital Magazines for adults.

eNews Browse, read and download informative and popular articles form our digital news collections.
Help Need help using our eLibrary or not sure how to get started?  Find FAQs, user guides, tutorials and more. You can also contact us for troubleshooting at your local branch.

Listen and watch online

eAudiobooks Don't have time to read? Our collection of eAudiobooks allows you to listen to a story while you are driving, doing the housework or simply relaxing. For one stop browse, borrow and listen eAudiobooks try Axis360, RBdigital, Bolinda Digital and Cloud Library.
Kanopy Stream over 26,000 movies on Kanopy, including favourites from Australia and New Zealand, classics from The Criterion Collection or indulge in festival indie or world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers around the world. 
Beamafilm Stream movies on from a unique collection of over 500 award-winning documentaries, independent features and festival favourites to delight, inspire and entertain you. Simply register with your library card number to enjoy unlimited access to the collection.
Freegal music Access over 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalogue of legendary musicians, today’s top artists, a retrospective collection, as well as music from around the world for free.
Help Need help using our eLibrary or not sure how to get started? Find common questions, device guides, tutorials and more.  You can also contact us for troubleshooting or training at your local branch.


Access our selection of eResources to find quality, current and authoritative information from a range of databases, which offer full text articles and journals, statistics and other media such as photographs and video.

HSC Information Useful resources, information and websites for HSC students.
Reading Room If you enjoy reading, explore these websites specifically created for book lovers.
Databases Quality, current and authoritative information from a range of different databases which offer full text articles and journals, statistics and other media like photographs and video.
State Library of NSW Drug Website Provides up to date information about drugs and alcohol.  A joint initiative of NSW Health and State Library of NSW.
Your Room Drug Website Accurate and up-to date information on drugs and alcohol designed to engage young people. Visit rooms to find out about certain drugs or play the interactive spinner game. Information provided by NSW Health and the Alcohol & Drug Information Service (ADIS).
Find Legal Answers The State Library of NSW website provides access to information about the law for all members of the community in NSW. It is maintained by staff of the Legal Information Access Centre.
For Students and Teachers - HSC Legal Studies in NSW Resources to help students and teachers find reliable and useful information for HSC Legal studies.

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