Newspapers, Journals and Magazines

We have a range of local, national and international newspapers and magazines that you can read in print and online.

Our libraries have daily local and national newspapers which you're welcome to read in the library. This includes:

  • Illawarra Mercury at all libraries
  • Sydney Morning Herald at all libraries
  • The Australian at Wollongong, Corrimal, Dapto, Thirroul and Warrawong
  • The Daily Telegraph at Wollongong, Corrimal, Dapto, Thirroul and Warrawong
  • Australian Financial Review at Wollongong, Corrimal and Thirroul
  • The Advertiser (Wednesday edition) at Wollongong Library
  • The Land at Wollongong Library.

We also get newspapers in several community languages so you can keep up to date with news from around the world.

The reference section on Level 1 of Wollongong Library keeps an archive of local newspapers in both hard copy (usually for up to 3 months) and on microfilm.


Read current and past issues of local and international newspapers online with NewsBank.

To log in, just use your Library Card Number. This service is available for use both from home and using the library's computers.

Our libraries stock more than 250 magazine titles that you can borrow and take home, or read in the library.

From popular culture to gardening, cooking, cars and technology, there are options for all ages and interests. We also have magazines in a selection of world languages.

Search our catalogue and select 'Magazines' in the drop-down to find titles in our collection.

Libby by Overdrive

Libby by Overdrive has a range of digital magazines that you can read online for free.

Create your account using your library card to get access to eMagazines, eBooks, eAudiobooks and more.

If you need a little guidance, use our bite size Libby Tutorial to get started!

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There's hundreds of digital magazines available on BorrowBox, as well as a huge catalogue of eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Browse BorrowBox or download the app from the App Store (for Apple devices) or Google Play (for Android).

Good Reading

Good Reading is the Hub for Book Lovers! An authority on Australian and international fiction, they produce stacks of independent book reviews and author interviews. And now you can access their catalogue online for free! All you need is a library membership.

Tune into podcasts, keep up with book news and find the best books for kids all in one place.

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