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Research and Study

The library has a range of resources, including e-Resources to help students with their studies and assist individuals with their personal interest research.

discover and learn 2.pngOur Discover & Learn e-Resources include general and specialised databases, covering a range of topics: History of our Nation,  Science and Natural History, Society Arts and Culture, People and Places; and World Book Online.

The library also has a range of Language and Literacy learning e-resources, including: Mango Languages, English as a Second Language resource AMES Learn English Online, and Tumblebooks and Early World of Learning for children. Our adult literacy e-resources are supported by our English Workshop collection, containing over 200 titles for people learning English or improving their English skills, including IELTS workbooks. For children we have a growing Picture Book collection and Beginner Reader collection.

The library contains a wealth of Family History resources to help you research your family tree, including Find My Past which is only available to access at the Harry Bailey Memorial Library in Coffs Harbour.


Visit our HSC Resources page for targeted e-Resources, printed resources and HSC high distinction Personal Interest Projects (PIPS) for Society and Culture (from 2008 onwards). The PIPs are excellent examples of students' work from across NSW schools.

The Legal Information collection is an invaluable selection of printed material and e-resources chosen by the State Library of NSW and the Law Foundation of NSW. Written in plain language and designed to aid both the student and public in exploring NSW's rich legal system.


Special Collections highlights five special interest collections; English Workshop, Legal Information, Local Studies, Reference, Digital Business and Sustainable Living. The English Workshop collection contains over 200 titles for people learning English or improving their English skills. The Sustainable Living collection contains over 170 titles on living sustainably in the 21st century. The Digital Business collection aims to support local businesses, entrepreneurs, sole traders and organisations to get online and take advantage of superfast broadband and online technologies.

Explore all our eResources: