The library gives you access to online newspaper, journal and magazine articles, as well as up-to-date information on a broad range of subjects.
You can search across multiple databases in the library or from home.
If you're searching from home, use the number on your library card to log in. Not a member yet? Join us for free.
The databases below can be accessed from computers at any of our libraries.
Ancestry library edition
Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, library members can temporarily access the library edition of Ancestry.com from home via our catalogue. Use the link below and have your login details handy.
If you're not a library member yet, you can join online for free.
A worldwide family history research platform, with birth, marriage and death indexes, census information and other resources from more than 120 countries.
No more than two users can log in to this platform at any time.
Please note: While our libraries are closed to the public, we can provide remote login details so you can access Find My Past from home. To request access, please call Wollongong Library on (02) 4227 7414 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays).
British Newspaper Archive
Up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's collection have been digitised in partnership with Findmypast.
You will need to register to use this service. See the free access guide for more information.
Go to the British Newspaper Archive
State Library NSW eResources
As a member of Wollongong City Libraries, you can access the State Library NSW eResources. Have your membership card number ready to use this site.
Trove is a resource sharing platform developed by the National Library of Australia. It includes books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.