For families

Discover a range of interactive learning tools for children and youth

From online story readings to encyclopaedias and tools to learn a new language, our eLibrary has a range of platforms and tools for your family to learn and grow. Not a library member yet? Join online here.

For further details, contact our Collections and Information Services Librarian or call 9911 6312.


BorrowBox is an easy-to-use platform to select and download from a well-curated collection. You can download the BorrowBox app from the App Store or Google Play. When logging into BorrowBox, you will also need to provide your full date of birth (ddmmyyyy) as a PIN.

Britannica Online

Britannica Online is an encyclopaedia reference in student editions, dictionary, thesaurus, internet guide and world atlas.


Busythings is a colourful and quirky online resource for ages 3-11 years covering creative development, problem solving, reasoning and numeracy, knowledge and understanding of the world, and communication, language and literacy. Enter your library card number and join in the fun!

Comics Plus

Comics Plus gives you unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from more than one hundred publishers. Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on your computer, tablet or phone — no holds or waitlists required. Comics Plus can be accessed via the LibraryPass app which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play

Craft. Cook. Create.

Whether you're a maker, or a perhaps more of a baker, City of Canada Bay Libraries have brought together a series of fun and easy activities using everyday materials and ingredients. There's something for everyone in our Craft. Cook. Create. series!

Facts about vaping

NSW Health has information for parents and carers about  the hidden impacts of vapes with your children.

Good Reading for Kids

Good Reading for Kids is a fun and inspiring online magazine for primary school kids and is aimed at enabling creativity and encouraging a love of reading. It's full of writing, arts and crafts, book reviews, films and interactive activities. If you are aged 7-12 you can send content to get published in the magazine!

Good Reading for Young Adults

Good Reading for Young Adults is an exciting online magazine for young adults! It includes awesome multimedia content such as writing, book reviews, short films, music, art, photography and so much more! If you are aged 12-19 you can send us your stuff to get published in the magazine!

LOTE Online for Kids

LOTE Online for Kids features over 1,000 digital books for kids in more than 35+ languages with English translations. Watch, learn and enjoy!

National Geographic for Kids

National Geographic for Kids features adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. 

Online Safety

Help your kids make smart choices about who and what they find online. The Australian Communications and Media Authority gives the following tips for parents:

  • Spend time online with your kids
  • Help your kids use the Internet as an effective research tool
  • Teach children that online information is not always reliable
  • Teach your children 'netiquette'
  • Chat safely and be aware of online stranger danger
  • Set rules
  • Be involved
  • Teach your kids ways of dealing with disturbing material.

Remember, the best protection is parental supervision!

More information on online safety for parents and kids can be found on eSafety.

Bullying. No Way!  provides information and ideas for students, parents and teachers.

Kid's Helpline  is a safe, free and private support network for children.

The National Centre Against Bullying is an initiative of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, is a peak body working to advise and inform the Australian community on the issue of childhood bullying and the creation of safe schools and communities, including the issue of cyber safety.

Online Storytime

Sit back and enjoy a special storybook reading anytime, anywhere with City of Canada Bay Libraries' Online Storytime! Suitable for children of all ages, new videos are added regularly including bilingual story readings in Mandarin, Korean, Italian and more.

Overdrive eLibrary 24/7 and Libby

OverDrive eLibrary 24/7 features a carefully selected range of genres of digital content in eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines for our library members. You can access the OverDrive collection via the Libby app, which is available to download from the App Store or Google Play. When logging into OverDrive or Libby, you will also need to provide your full date of birth (ddmmyyyy) as a PIN.


StoryBox is a vibrant, interactive experience where children can connect, engage and be inspired by a range of quality Australian stories read on film by some wonderfully engaging storytellers. Enter your library card number and enjoy the stories! You can also download and use the StoryBox app from the App Store and on Google Play.

World Book eBooks

World Book eBooks provides 24/7 access to hundreds of interactive eBooks to support children's learning.

World Book Online

World Book Online is a comprehensive authoritative encyclopaedia with links to authoritative websites.