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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 with these resources.

We can connect you with a range of databases of newspaper and magazine articles, academic papers, legal information and more.

Visit our online research page to start searching.

Meet your new secret study weapon: Studiosity.

Studiosity is a free online service for students from Year 3 to Year 12 that gives you:

  • On-demand homework and study help from qualified teachers, professional tutors and university specialists.
  • Online chat to ask questions any time you're stuck or need extra help
  • The ability to send your assignment through for feedback before you hand it in
  • Help with online searches and finding good study resources.

You can also use Studiosity for help with your CV, job application and interview tips, speech writing and public speaking.

Studiosity is available 24/7, and all you need is your library card to log in. If you're not a member yet, join the library for free to use this and other great online services.

You can access Studiosity from home, or come and use our library computers.

Log in to Studiosity

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.

Newspapers

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.

Magazines

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.

Need a quiet space to study by yourself or in a small group?

We have desks at all of our libraries, and study rooms at Wollongong, Corrimal, Dapto and Thirroul. See our Rooms for Study or Hire 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 any library.