Collections

Take a look at just some of the vast range of resources that are offered by your libraries.

Collections

DVDs

Including popular movies, television shows, documentaries and many others. New titles are added every month, so click here to find out the latest: New Fiction and DVD Titles on Order.


CDs

Classical and contemporary music, as well as talking books for both kids and adults.


Community languages

A large collection of material in Chinese, including books, newspapers, magazines, DVDs and CDs. Hornsby Central Library also holds collections of Hindi and Korean books.

If you require books in another language staff can arrange to borrow them from the State Library of New South Wales. For more information please contact your nearest library.


Drug and alcohol information

There are a range of books and booklets that address issues surrounding drug and alcohol use. These include everything from how to talk to your children about recreational drugs to alcohol guidelines and how to cope with a drinking problem.

Another helpful resource is the State Library of NSW Drug Info website.


Family history

Everything you need to research your ancestry including books, local newspapers, shipping records, nation-wide data from Births, Deaths and Marriages, convict records and much more. Find out more about the Family History collection.

There are also Family History Volunteers who can help with your research, while the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Family History Society meets six times a year at Hornsby Library. Phone 9847 2843 for details of the next meeting.


Large print

Large-print books for children and adults are available in all libraries, including fiction, non-fiction and biographies.

Equipment for enlarging normal print text is also available in the Adaptive Technology Access Centre at Hornsby Library.


Legal information

Hornsby Library is part of the Find LEGAL answers network, providing up-to-date legal information. Click here to find out what the library provides. For more information click here.


Literacy

Resources for adults learning to read and learning to speak English, including graded readers that come with CDs and simplified versions of popular books. These are mainly held at Hornsby and Epping libraries, but can be transferred to any of the Shire’s libraries on request.

Practice IELTS tests and guides are also available or you can study online through our eLibrary.


Local studies

Hornsby Library has a vast array of resources on Hornsby Shire and the surrounding region including books, photos, newspapers, maps, plans, Council reports and archival material. There is also an online Street and Place Name Database you can search.

If you’re looking for detailed statistics a great source is the Australian Bureau of Statistics.


Energy Meters

Would you like to reduce your electricity bill? Hornsby Shire libraries can help you do so with energy meters and Save Power Kits.


eLibrary

eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eMusic and high quality databases are all available at your fingertips from anywhere in our eLibrary.