Study and Homework

Your library puts a world of information at your fingertips.

If you're doing research for your own interest or as part of your studies, we can help. You can access academic papers, legal information, newspaper and magazine articles and more on our online research page.

Our non-fiction collection covers thousands of topics, from history and science to craft, gardening and pop culture. We have a general non-fiction collection, and a dedicated junior non-fiction collection ideal for primary school children.

As well as non-fictions items you can borrow and take home, we also have reference collections that you can use while you're in the library. Wollongong Library has the largest of our reference collections, located on Level 1 of the library.

Search our catalogue to find non-fiction or reference items.


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


Each library has a selection of magazines on a wide range of topics.

You can also access digital magazines online for free using your library card.

Wollongong Library is home to our local studies collection, which includes thousands of books, articles, images, maps and more, documenting the history of Wollongong and the wider Illawarra area.

Check out our Family History page for helpful resources if you're tracing your family tree.

We have dedicated resources and programs to help Year 11 and 12 students studying for their HSC.

Check out our HSC Support page for details.

You can use the library's computers and internet for free to help you with your research or homework.

See our Computers and Internet Access page for details.

Don't know where to start, or need a hand with your research or study? Ask one of our librarians!

Not to brag, but our staff are great at research and more than happy to point you in the right direction. You can ask for help by visiting the service desk at your local library.

MCCI Refugee Support offers free homework help programs at Wollongong Library.

Homework Club – help with homework for primary school children in years 4-6 from a refugee background. Wednesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm.

High School Tutoring – assistance with schoolwork, homework, and assignments for high school students from a multicultural background. Tuesdays 4pm-6pm.

To book, please contact MCCI on 02 4229 7566 or email