Libraries Online

All libraries are now open for returns, browsing and borrowing, with limited study spaces, seating and PC access.

All services are free for library members.

Current members

Have you got a membership, but forgotten your 4 digit pin code? Give us a call on 9272 0980 and we'll help you out.


Not a library member? 

Not to worry - you can sign up today by filling out the form below. We're sorry if this slows your enjoyment down, we need your details to give you access to all of these great services. We promise, it will be worth the wait.

Become a library member


Borrowed Items

All items borrowed immediately prior to the libraries closing due to COVID-19, or during the closure period, had their due dates extended to 8 June.  

These items are now due to be returned.

Return of these items will allow you to borrow items in future.

Stream movies

Stream free movies and documentaries online with Kanopy - an on-demand streaming service.

There's Kanopy kids too, so the whole family can watch.

Access Kanopy here

Audio and e-books

Borrowbox offers free audio books and e books.

Access Borrowbox


Overdrive is a free audio and ebook service. 

Access Overdrive here 


Audible is also offering free audiobook access to a huge range of children's and teen literature, as well as classics. You don't need a library membership to access Audible.

Access Audible here


While we're not able to run our regular Storytime sessions in person, you can have your own Storytime sessions at home using Storybox. Featuring celebrities, authors and illustrators reading a range of children's books online. 

Access Storybox here


We'll also be showing a series of Storytime sessions online, on our Facebook page at 10am every Satuday morning for the next few weeks. Follow the City of Bayswater Facebook page below, and tune in at 10am to enjoy some stories, rhymes and songs with our wonderful library staff.

Saturday Storytime

At home learning

If you're looking for fun, educational activities to do at home - we've got you covered. Busythings is a quirky online education resource with over 900 games and activities aimed at kids aged between 3 and 11. 

Access Busythings here


The Department of Education is also offering free resources supporting learning at home. You don't need a library membership to access these.

Dep Education Online resources

Keeping the kids entertained at home

Visit the links below for inspiration on how to keep your kids busy outside of school. You don't need a library membership to access these.



Coding projects


Lego challenges


Library members can get free access to RB Digital's e-magazine library app.

RB Digital

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